The Certified Red Team Expert (CRTE) is a cybersecurity certification offered by the SANS Institute, a leading provider of cybersecurity training and certification. The CRTE certification is designed to recognize individuals who have advanced knowledge and skills in red team operations, which are simulated cyber attacks that are used to test an organization’s defenses and identify vulnerabilities.

To earn the CRTE certification, candidates must have already completed the Certified Red Team Professional (CRTP) certification and must pass an additional exam that covers advanced topics in red team operations. These topics may include advanced exploitation techniques, red team planning and management, and advanced post-exploitation techniques, among others.

The CRTE certification is intended for professionals who have significant experience in red team operations and who are looking to demonstrate their expertise in the field. It is widely recognized in the cybersecurity industry and is often used as a requirement or qualification for certain cybersecurity job roles.

To maintain their CRTE certification, individuals must complete continuing education requirements and retake the exam every three years. This helps to ensure that CRTE holders remain current on the latest developments and best practices in the field of red team operations.