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Check Team Member Practical (CTM-P) – 2 days

Please note:- this is a multiple day course and you will need to book a hotel and bring lunch for the duration of the course. Hotel recommendations will be send as part of the joining instructions once the course is booked.

This is a practical day and exam for the QSTM – This is for retakes and people who don’t want / need the QSTM training. (CHECK NCSC rules state that a retake can not take place within 8 weeks of an unsuccessful attempt at the CHECK exam. Please consider this when choosing a retake date.)

During day 1 of the CTM-P course candidates are prepared for the practical element of the examination and can recap elements of the full CTM course.

During day 2 the candidates are tested to see if they meet the standards set by NCSC.

Assessment
—multiple choice
—written paper
—practical assessment
—viva

Multiple choice Exam
Multiple choice examination of 80 questions for which one hour is allocated. This is a closed book assessment.

Written Exam
Written examination paper consisting of four questions of which candidates answer two. This is a closed book assessment.

Practical Exam
Candidates will sit their practical assessments for which they have a total of 3 hours to complete the set tasks. Candidates will not be provided with a connection to the Internet and will not be permitted to make use of an Internet connection. Candidates must bring the following:

A system capable of conducting network and host discovery and demonstrating or identifying vulnerabilities
Candidates may use any software tools they deem appropriate, however, they must ensure they are appropriately licensed and function correctly
Failure to demonstrate penetration test capabilities due to hardware or software misconfiguration may result in failure.

Each candidate will be required to connect their testing system to an external monitor and mirror their screen so that they may be scrutinized during the assessment. If a candidate’s testing system is not capable of performing this action, they may fail the practical element of the test.

Viva Exam
On completion of the practical stage candidates are requested to provide a ‘synopsis’ of their findings to the examiner in a viva environment lasting no more than 30 minutes.

Once all four stages of the assessment are completed the examiner will send the examination papers and notes on the practical test and viva for marking and final assessment.

This is a BlackBerry verified course.

We will not provide laptops for exam and practical only days. Please bring a suitable device with you that can connect to a VGA monitor and an RJ45 network port.

You will need:-

A system capable of conducting network/host discovery and demonstrating/identifying vulnerabilities
You may use any software tools you deem appropriate, however must ensure they are appropriately licensed and function correctly.
Failure to demonstrate penetration test capabilities due to hardware or software  misconfiguration may result in failure