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The next level after practitioner Intrusion Analyst (CPIA) is CREST Registered Intrusion Analyst(CRIA). One needs to be a part of CREST registered analyst as they provide an improvised version of technically skillful and high proficiency trainees for the CREST Training certification exam. It is a platform where an attendees high level skill and performance are evaluated. It is basically a self-assessment where one tenaciously evolved as a more person with more knowledge in practical implementation needed for intrusion detection, incident handling, and malware engineering.

Basically, they provide the complete guideline to crack the CREST exam which includes the overall course syllabus of CREST. In-depth knowledge about the course concerning all the areas to build-up a strong candidate for the exam.  This course provides advancement in skills and technology. Beholders of CPIA can appear in exam for the up-gradation in their knowledge and skill.

The examination testifies candidate knowledge majorly in these categories

  1. Network Intrusion
  2. Host Intrusion
  3. Malware Reverse Engineering.

These are basic aspects which are covered during the course time but specifically, there is furthermore advancement in one’s knowledge that is technical knowledge which is more practically sound than there is an existing practitioner. By appearing in exam each individual will go through all the aspects in order to gain the knowledge from scratch to pro.


One must have CPIA pass to book seat his/her seat in an examination. As CRIA is a level up exam so those who are willing to appear in CRIA must have a practitioner certificate first as that will their eligibility criteria.

In case of a candidate passes CPIA but fails in the CRIA exam will still retain their CPIA certificate. In order to appear again for the exam, they can go directly for CRIA in the upcoming exam date or later. This is a huge benefit and re-appearing doesn’t require any additional method or way.

Examination layout:-

The Examination is divided into two parts:

  1. Practical Assessment
  2. Multiple-Choice Section.

The above division covers the complete course of CRIA keeping in mind that after the exam the candidate will have improvised technical and practical skills. The practical assessment covers the practical knowledge and multiple- choice covers the theoretical section of the given course. After ending up the exam, there will be several benefits of clearing the exam . some of the befits are mentioned below which is concerned with the overall result after acquiring the certificate of the course

Benefits of acquiring CRIA:-

  1. Much more technically and practically sound.
  2. More understandable network security and its working
  3. Expansion in the field on digital forensics.
  4. Anyone who owes CPIA can level up.
  5. Network intrusion analysis.
  6. Reverse engineering malware.

The resultant will be in better understanding in the detection of the attack, handling of the attack, tracing of attack and investigating of attack. This will provide a better career base for the future in view of a candidate. Moreover, it enhances soft skills and technical skill of existing practitioner which results in more concrete knowledge.