CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Curriculum
Code QACPIA

Book Now - 3 Delivery Methods Available:

Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online

Overview

This course prepares the student for a career in Incident Response and provides all of the tools and teaches the techniques needed by a practicing professional. This is the first cross discipline course of its' kind that covers the essential knowledge and skills needed for intrusion detection, incident handling, computer/network forensics and malware reverse engineering.

This course raises the bar and sets a new security baseline for aspiring Intrusion Analysis and Digital Forensics professionals. Every team member should take this course before embarking upon their very own, more specialised, career path.

You will learn how to detect an attack, how to handle it, how to trace and acquire the evidence, investigate, analyse and re-construct the incident. We then lay the groundwork for malware analysis by presenting the key tools and techniques malware analysts use to examine malicious programs. Quizzes and tests throughout, with feedback, re-enforce the knowledge and prepare you for the CPIA multiple choice exam.

Following this course a student may challenge the CREST core skills exam resulting in the CREST Practitioner Intrusion Analyst (CPIA) professional qualification, which is a pre-requisite for the CREST Registered Intrusion Analyst (CRIA) professional qualification. The CRIA exam can be challenged later, once more experience has been gained in real life scenarios.

Target Audience

  • Aspiring information security personnel who wish to be part of an incident response team
  • Existing practitioners wishing to become CREST Registered
  • System administrators who are responding to attacks
  • Incident handlers who wish to expand their knowledge into Digital Forensics
  • Government departments who wish to raise and baseline skills across all security teams
  • Law enforcement officers or detectives who want to expand their investigative skills
  • Information security managers who would like to brush up on the latest techniques and processes in order to understand information security implications
  • Anyone meeting the pre-requisites who is considering a career in Intrusion Analysis or Digital Forensics

Additional Information

Delegates are provided with a Pearson Vue exam voucher for the CPIA examination as part of the course fee.

Training Partners

We work with the following best of breed training partners using our bulk buying power to bring you a wider range of dates, locations and prices.

Modules

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Soft Skills and Incident Handling (5 topics)

  • Engagement Lifecycle Management
  • Incident Chronology
  • Law & Compliance
  • Record Keeping, Interim Reporting & Final Results
  • Threat Assessment

Core Technical Skills (11 topics)

  • IP Protocols
  • Network Architectures
  • Common Classes of Tools
  • OS Fingerprinting
  • Application Fingerprinting
  • Network Access Control Analysis
  • Cryptography
  • Applications of Cryptography
  • File System Permissions
  • Host Analysis Techniques
  • Understanding Common Data Formats

Background Information Gathering & Open Source (5 topics)

  • Registration Records
  • Domain Name Server (DNS)
  • Open Source Investigation and Web Enumeration
  • Extraction of Document Meta Data
  • Community Knowledge

Network Intrusion Analysis (12 topics)

  • Network Traffic Capture
  • Data Sources and Network Log Sources
  • Network Configuration Security Issues
  • Unusual Protocol Behaviour
  • Beaconing
  • Encryption
  • Command and Control Channels
  • Exfiltration of Data
  • Incoming Attacks
  • Reconnaissance
  • Internal Spread and Privilege Escalation
  • False Positive Acknowledgement

Analysing Host Intrusions (13 topics)

  • Host-Based Data Acquisition
  • Live Analysis Laboratory Set-up
  • Windows File System Essentials
  • Windows File Structures
  • Application File Structures
  • Windows Registry Essentials
  • Identifying Suspect Files
  • Storage Media
  • Memory Analysis
  • Infection Vectors
  • Malware Behaviours and Anti-Forensics
  • Rootkit Identification
  • Live Malware Analysis

Reverse Engineering Malware (12 topics)

  • Windows Anti-Reverse Engineering
  • Functionality Identification
  • Windows NT Architecture
  • Windows API Development
  • Binary code structure
  • Cryptographic Techniques
  • Processor Architectures
  • Windows Executable File Formats
  • Hiding Techniques
  • Malware Reporting
  • Binary Obfuscation
  • Behavioural Analysis

CPIA Exam Preparation & Mock Exam (2 topics)

  • CPIA- Examination Guidance
  • CPIA- Mock Examination

Prerequisites

A good appreciation of the technical aspects of ICT and one year’s experience in network / server technical administration / operations. QAFCCS and or CISMP is recommended.

Scheduled Dates

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Pricing

Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

Code Location Duration Price Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
QACPIA
Virtual Classroom (Attend From Anywhere)
5 Days $4,125
QACPIA
Virtual Classroom (Manchester (Oxford St))
5 Days $4,125
QACPIA
Virtual Classroom (Virtual On-Line)
5 Days $4,125
05-09

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