Why do some practical exams contain ‘old’ technologies?
The content of the examinations depend on a number of criteria; this includes but is not limited to:
- Representation of the technologies available across the security industry. Some old technologies are still prevalent in use;
- Requirements from other bodies; some CREST exams entitle candidates to apply for other accreditations (for example CHECK). There are some requirements from these bodies that must be adhered to.
However, the exams are under constant review and the content is being changed and upgraded. Candidates will be
expected to be aware of technologies and operating systems which are in use in the industry, regardless of age.