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CREST Registered Technical Security Architect (CRTSA)
The CREST Registered Technical Security Architecture Examination (CRTSA) tests candidates’ knowledge and expertise in a common set of core skills and knowledge for systems architects. Success will confer CREST Registered status to the individual.
The examination is aimed at individuals seeking to align themselves with the role of a Senior Security Architect. Successful candidates will have a strong technical ability aligned with suitable experience to recommend high level solutions as necessary. The exam assumes that without adequate technical understanding it is not possible to perform a satisfactory and meaningful risk assessment of the implications of a particular architecture.
Candidates should be able to:
- Design and implement secure IS architectures
- Understand the responsibilities of a Security Architect
- Identify information risks that arise from potential solution architectures
- Design alternate solutions to mitigate identified information risks
- Ensure that alternate solutions or countermeasures mitigate identified information risks
- Apply ‘standard’ security techniques and architectures to mitigate security risks
- Develop new architectures that mitigate the risks posed by new technologies and business practices
- Provide consultancy and advice to customers on intrusion analysis and architectural problems
- Supervise Security Architects reporting to them and understand the difficulties that they may face
The examination is assessed in both Written Multiple Choice and Written Long Form. A generic guide to the examination can be downloaded from the CREST website Professional Examinations page.
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