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

To earn the CRTP certification, candidates must complete a training program and pass a rigorous exam that covers a wide range of topics in red team operations. These topics may include network reconnaissance, exploitation, privilege escalation, and post-exploitation techniques, among others.

The CRTP certification is intended for professionals who work in positions such as red team operators, penetration testers, and security consultants. 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 CRTP certification, individuals must complete continuing education requirements and retake the exam every three years. This helps to ensure that CRTP holders remain current on the latest developments and best practices in the field of red team operations.