Certified Web Application Tester - CCT

The CREST Certified Web Application Tester examination is an assessment of the candidate's ability to find vulnerabilities in bespoke web applications. The examination uses specially designed applications running on a variety of web application platforms. The candidate will be expected to demonstrate that they are able to find a range of security flaws and vulnerabilities, including proving the ability to exploit and leverage the flaws to ascertain the impact of the issues found.

Examination format

The format is the same for both the Infrastructure and Application Certified Tester exams. The candidate will be expected to posess not only the technical ability to find security weaknesses and vulnerabilities, but also the skills to ensure findings are presented in a clear, concise and understandable manner.

The examination consists of three tasks:

  • A hands-on practical examination
  • A multiple choice technical examination
  • A long form 'essay style' written paper.
To pass the exam, the candidate must pass all three sections.