Crucial Academy

Defensive Cyber Security Training (CysA+)

Crucial Academy is a cyber security training provider offering accredited courses to both experienced cyber professionals and those seeking to enter the industry for the first time. Crucial Academy's courses provide the right skills for penetration testing, defensive cyber operations, information assurance and cyber threat intelligence.


  • Provides globally recognised accrediation in cyber security.
  • Courses accredited by CREST, CompTIA, or PECB.
  • Delivered face to face by experienced cyber trainers.
  • Structured learning, underpinned by practical labs and pre-course online training.
  • Industry leading training for experienced professionals.
  • CysA+ is a world recognised course for industry practitioners.


  • Improved capability and understanding of the global threat landscape.
  • Improved understanding of risk, compliance and current adversary techniques
  • Decreased likelihood of breach through improved process and performance.
  • Enhanced recognition of skills through accreditation.
  • Improve staff buy-in through investment in skills.


£550 to £650 per person

  • Education pricing available

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Crucial Academy

Mike Fay

01273 060080


Planning service No


Training service provided Yes
How the training service works Crucial Academy provided accredited cyber security training courses on site at our state of the art training centre in Brighton. Each course is two weeks long and the following courses are available:
Cyber Threat Intelligence - CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA)
Offensive Cyber - CREST Registered Tester (CRT) and CREST CPSA.
Defensive Cyber - CompTIA CysA+
Information Assurance - PECB ISO 27001 Lead Implementer and PECB Certified Data Protection Officer
An additional third week is available for purchase at additional costs, where Crucial's industry partners provide familiarisation and training with their tools, practices and procedures.
Training is tied to specific services No

Setup and migration

Setup and migration
Setup or migration service available No

Quality assurance and performance testing

Quality assurance and performance testing
Quality assurance and performance testing service No

Security testing

Security testing
Security services Yes
Security services type
  • Security strategy
  • Security design
  • Cyber security consultancy
  • Security testing
Certified security testers Yes
Security testing certifications
  • Other
Other security testing certifications
  • Advanced Penetration Tester and Exploit Researcher (GXPN)
  • Offensive Security Certified Professional (OSCP)
  • Certificate in Information Security Management Principles (CISMP)
  • CREST Registered Threat Intelligence Analyst (CRTIA)
  • Certified Data Protection Officer
  • ISO/IEC 27001 Lead Auditor
  • CREST Registered Tester (CRT) & CREST Practitioner Security Analyst (CPSA)

Ongoing support

Ongoing support
Ongoing support service No

Service scope

Service scope
Service constraints Training is facilitated at Crucial Academy in Brighton. The course is conducted over a two week period (8-9 days teaching, 1-2 examinations).

In some cases, Crucial may be able to facilitate on site training or a condensed training package, however the cost and availability of this may be subject to change.

User support

User support
Email or online ticketing support Email or online ticketing
Support response times Crucial Academy can reply to emails and phone calls during UK business hours (9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays.)
User can manage status and priority of support tickets No
Phone support Yes
Phone support availability 9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support No
Support levels Crucial Academy's helpful colleagues are available during office hours to address any queries or questions about our training offering.


Supplier type Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security
Staff security clearance Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance Up to Developed Vetting (DV)


Price £550 to £650 per person
Discount for educational organisations Yes

Service documents

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