CPTIA examination overview


The CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst (CPTIA) examination is the first certification in the CREST Threat Intelligence pathway. It assesses the fundamental skills and knowledge required by an individual to progress in their career as a threat intelligence analyst.

exam format


  • The CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst (CPTIA) exam is a computer-based multiple choice test comprising of 120 question.
  • Candidates have two hours to achieve a score of 70% (84 out of 120) to pass.
  • The test must be taken at a Pearson Vue testing centre.
  • The CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst exam is closed book meaning you cannot take ANY reference material into the examination. Access to the Internet or any communications (phone/sms etc) is not permitted.

Booking Process


CREST use Pearson Vue test centres to ensure examinations are proctored correctly and in line with their standards. We highly recommend checking where your local Pearson Vue testing centre is in your country.

To book your exam, go to the Pearson Vue website and navigate to the ‘For Test-Takers’ section. Here you will be able to search for CREST and find your examination listed. If you haven’t already done so, you will be asked to create an account to proceed with your booking.

Exam price


The current price for the CPTIA exam is £275 plus any local taxes (e.g. VAT)

Certification validity


The CREST practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst qualification is valid for 3 years.

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Example question


In order to help you understand the question format, CREST provide a very easy example question for the CPTIA exam. Please note this example is not reflective of the exam difficulty.

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Which of these is designed as a machine readable format for storing cyber threat intelligence?

CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst Syllabus


The CREST examination syllabus for CPTIA is broken down into 6 key areas, running from appendix A through to F. In order to pass the CPTIA exam, you must have a thorough working knowledge of all of topics covered throughout this syllabus.

Key Concepts
Direction and Review
Data Collection
Data Analysis
Product Dissemination
Legal and Ethical

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arcX Junior Threat Intelligence Analyst


If you are looking for a training course that will help you break into a career in threat intelligence as well as giving you the knowledge to pass your CPTIA examination, look no further. The arcX Junior Threat Intelligence Analyst (JTIA) course was developed to go above and beyond the requirements of the CREST Practitioner Threat Intelligence Analyst syllabus, as a result, this course has been accredited by CREST.

The JTIA course will give you the tools to thrive as a cyber threat intelligence analyst enabling you to:

  • Work within a team
  • Contribute to intelligence projects
  • Gather intelligence requirements
  • Formulate collection plans
  • Produce actionable intelligence
Summary
  • Expert instruction from a CREST Certified Threat Intelligence Professional
  • Over 25 hours of content
  • 17 hours of video training
  • 48 units covering over 120 concepts
  • 21 exercises
  • Over 500 true or false and multiple choice practice questions
  • Final exam with free re-test included