Ethical Hacking Certified Security Testing Associate (CSTA)

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About the course

This infrastructure ethical hacking course is our most popular
core-level technical course for people from a wide variety of
network related and security roles across all industry sectors
looking to develop their own capability to support their
organisation’s in-house cyber team.



Our four-day ethical hacking training course is a hands-on journey into the hacking mindset, examining and practically applying the tools and techniques that an external threat may use to launch “infrastructure” attacks on your organisation. The various stages of that attack, or equally
a penetration test, are explored from initial information gathering, target scanning and enumeration through to gaining access, exploitation, privilege escalation and retaining access. Practical in-depth hands-on
exercises using various tools reinforce the theory as you experiment with a Windows 2012 domain (server and workstation) plus a Linux server.
The course demonstrates cyber-attack techniques but this is always done with defence in mind and countermeasures are discussed throughout, enabling delegates to identify the threats and understand the strategies, techniques and policies required to defend their critical information.


You will learn a series of attack methodologies and gain experience using a range of tools to undertake an infrastructure penetration test across a multi-OS environment Once you are able to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in a safe manner, you will be introduced to a range of defensive countermeasures, allowing you to protect your network and respond to cyber threats

This course will provide you with the following: An understanding of the risks and how to mitigate them Learn a number of methodologies for
undertaking an infrastructure penetration test Acquire effective techniques to identify exploits and vulnerabilities Improve your ability to respond effectively to cyber threats Valuable preparation and hands-on practice in preparation for the CREST Registered Penetration Tester CRT) examination


CSTA is accredited by CREST and, along withCSTP and CWSA, is ideal preparation for the CREST Registered Penetration Tester examination.
CSTA has been assessed and accredited by IISP at Level 1: A6, B2 and C1 Level 1+: D1,D2, E3, enabling you to build knowledge,competency and gain hands-on experience in the areas of the Institute’s Skills Framework.


The course is ideally suited to anyone looking to improve their career prospects or transitioning into a cyber security role,including: (PTO)

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