CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst

The CPTIA examination is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals who are seeking to establish themselves within the Threat Intelligence industry. There is no requirement for a candidate to have a specified amount of previous experience working in the Threat Intelligence industry.

The CPTIA qualification demonstrates that an individual has a solid understanding of the theory and practice of cyber threat intelligence operations and is competent to undertake operational Threat Intelligence activities under the supervision of a CREST Certified Threat Intelligence Manager.

The examination consists of a multiple-choice paper. Candidates are required to meet or exceed a two-thirds pass mark in the multiple-choice paper to obtain CREST Practitioner status.

Examination Format
The examination is a multiple choice written assessment.

You can download the following documents from the links below:

Syllabus for the CPTIA examination
Notes for Candidates to aid examination preparation

Cost
The CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst examination costs £275 + VAT. The examination is delivered at Pearson Vue test centres.

Recommended Preparation Material
The following material and media has been cited as helpful preparation for this examination by previous candidates:

Courses:
Crucial Academy – CREST Approved Training Provider

Reading Material:
Definitive Guide to Cyber Threat Intelligence (by Jon Friedman/Mark Bouchard)
Psychology of Intelligence Analysis (by Richards J. Heure Jr)

Useful Information for Candidates
How to book
Details of the Logistics and Timings of CREST examinations can be found in the Examination Preparation pages for your country of choice
CREST’s Policy for Candidates requiring special arrangements including additional time to accommodate a medical condition (including examinations delivered via Pearson Vue)
Terms and Conditions for CREST Examinations (includes hard disk drive wiping policy)