The Cyber Scheme is licensed to examination individuals applying for CHECK Team Leader and Team Member status. These exams are not only seen as ‘gold standard’ by companies offering CHECK (public sector) services, but also as a true reflection of the technical ability of candidates who pass them. Increasingly these exams are being taken by practitioners who do not work on CHECK contracts but simply recognise these assessments as the best available to measure competency and further careers.
Employment for testers with assessment passes from us is assured; employers and recruiters use our assessments as a marker of ‘what good looks like’.
We assess and certify hundreds of testers each year, and our certification meets the stringent technical requirements that support an individual’s application for formal recognition by NCSC as an approved tester. Learn more here.
The Cyber Scheme introduced training and mentoring sessions for our community in 2022; we continue to expand our portfolio of courses to meet the needs of industry.
Our training courses aim to develop confident practitioners able to progress through their career assessments, at whatever level they first come to us. We have courses aimed at complete beginners, through to technical experts and sector specialists, and all have been developed to meet the needs of our ever-changing industry.
We strongly believe that face-to-face training is the most effective, efficient way of learning the technical subjects that we teach. Our content aims to mimic real-world scenarios as closely as possible; we include practical sessions where appropriate and all classes are small and candidate-led, giving everyone the chance to learn at their own pace. Learn more here.
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The Cyber Scheme offers specialist foundation level training, backed up with a comprehensive technical assessment, to support security testers at the beginning of their career journey. We have also created learning resources, topic guides and regularly speak to those wishing to enter this sector; learn more here.
The Cyber Scheme are one of the first Licensed Bodies in the UK, able to assess and recommend individuals for Chartership on behalf of the UK Cyber Security Council. We are currently taking applications for Chartership in the Security Testing Specialism and are involved in pilots for further specialisms; learn more and apply here.
The Cyber Scheme is an NCSC Assured Service Provider for the Cyber Advisor (Cyber Essentials Implementation) Assessments, in partnership with IASME; we believe this essential scheme is the best way for Managed Service Providers and Consultants to demonstrate their knowledge and skills to the buying community. Learn more here.
We have created an independent community of technical practitioners and organisations with our Sponsorship Scheme, committed to improving standards and increasing professionalism within our industry. We engage constantly with official bodies including The UK Cyber Security Council, NCSC and CIISec. Join us for free here.
A pass in these technical qualifications is one of the mandatory assurance checks undertaken by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) before CHECK Team Member Status or CHECK Team leader status can be applied for.
They are also suitable for any security tester wishing to gain Gold Standard certification as a Team Member or Team Leader.
Some of the companies that currently use Penetration Testers certified by The Cyber Scheme