CrowdStrike University is CrowdStrike's online training portal. CrowdStrike University is a Learning Management System (LMS) so all training activity records are tracked. This site offers professional training and education services aimed at enhancing and expanding cybersecurity abilities, from introductory to advanced capabilities.
CrowdStrike University provides users access to:
Self-paced training (e-learning courses) focused on helping you implement and administer CrowdStrike Falcon®.
Product Update Videos
Quick Technical Tips
The global training calendar “Live Sessions” which displays the dates and times for instructor-led classes.
A CrowdStrike University subscription is a service where an organization’s individual user may access the library of CrowdStrike e-learning courses for a standard term of 1 year. The library includes all CrowdStrike “Level-100” elearning courses, product update videos, and quick technical tip videos. Content in this library is updated regularly. NOTE: The term of the subscription may vary based on your organization’s overall contract term and when the subscription was purchased.
There are 2 types of subscriptions available:
CrowdStrike University Customer Access Pass
CrowdStrike University Annual LMS Subscription
Partners have a unique library of courses available to them and should contact their CrowdStrike Alliance Manager or email firstname.lastname@example.org to activate a subscription.
Customers should contact their CrowdStrike Account Manager to purchase a subscription or to activate your access to CrowdStrike University.
Contact your CrowdStrike Account Manager for more information on the cost of CrowdStrike University subscriptions.
Each CrowdStrike University subscription is assigned to a specific user and the account cannot be shared with other users. In the case where a user has left the company, you may be able to reallocate the subscription to another user. We handle each request on a case-by-case basis. Please contact your CrowdStrike Account Manager or email LMS-HelpDesk@crowdstrike.com.
Customers should contact their CrowdStrike Account Manager. There must be an available active CrowdStrike University subscriptions in an account to activate an additional user.
Partners should contact their CrowdStrike Alliance Manager.
Both the CrowdStrike University Access Pass and the CrowdStrike University Annual LMS Subscription allow one named user to access CrowdStrike University.
CrowdStrike University Access Pass offers access for free. CrowdStrike University Annual LMS Subscription offers access for a fee.
A user must have access to CrowdStrike University in order to access:
E-learning courses, product update videos, and quick technical tips
Registration for instructor-led training sessions (requires training credits)
Registration for certification exams (requires exam vouchers)
CrowdStrike University subscriptions expire after a specified period of time set in your purchase. If you need extended access beyond this period, you will need to purchase a subscription. Contact your CrowdStrike Account Manager for more information.
Training credits are used to pay for instructor-led classes, such as the FHT 201: Intermediate Falcon Platform for Responders and FHT 202: Intermediate Falcon Platform for Hunters classes. The training credit cost varies per class.
Training credits are owned by an organization and not the individual. They generally expire after a year, unless specified differently in your contract.
CrowdStrike training credits cannot be converted to a CrowdStrike University subscription or vice versa.
We do not currently offer the ability to purchase training credits with a credit card.
Contact your CrowdStrike Account Manager for more information on the cost of training credits.
2. Click the profile icon in the upper right corner.
3. Select My Profile & Settings from the drop down menu.
4. Click Change password.
5. Enter your current password and new password.
6. Click Save.
Updating your time zone is VERY important! All training sessions will be displayed in the time zone you have set. If your time zone is incorrect, you will not be seeing a localized version of the class session time.
CrowdStrike and Pearson VUE are teaming to create a new standard for individual security certifications, elevating them to the level of professional certification and licensure programs. Beginning on February 1st, 2021 all CrowdStrike Certification Exam testing will be done through this new partnership with Pearson VUE as our primary vendor for CrowdStrike certification exams worldwide. Visit Pearson VUE/CrowdStrike to learn more.
You may take your exam at a Pearson VUE test center or take your exam online using Pearson VUE OnVUE. Learn more about OnVUE.
Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification or learning outcome which can be verified in real-time, online.
We have partnered with Credly to translate the learning outcomes you’ve demonstrated into a badge, issued and managed through the company digital badging platform. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share and verify your competencies digitally.
Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly.
Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.
You will receive an email notification from Credly (email@example.com) with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.
You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.
No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.
While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.
You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.
Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.
Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Badgr Backpack.
While there are no training prerequisites that have to be completed before an exam attempt, CrowdStrike strongly recommends that certification candidates take recommended training and review recommended reading as outlined in the CrowdStrike certification exam guides. CrowdStrike also strongly recommends a candidate should have at least 6 months of experience with CrowdStrike Falcon®.
Download our exam guides to learn more about how to successfully prepare for your exam and what domains and exam objectives covered in each exam:
No, certification candidates may directly go to Pearson VUE/CrowdStrike. CrowdStrike strongly recommends that candidates take recommended training and review recommended reading as outlined in the CrowdStrike certification exam guides. To access recommended training in CrowdStrike University, learners will need to have an active LMS annual subscription or access pass and may be required to purchase CrowdStrike training credits to take advantage of instructor-led courses.
Certification Exam Registration
1. If you are a CrowdStrike University subscriber, before you schedule your exam at Pearson VUE, sign in to CrowdStrike University.
2. View your CrowdStrike University user profile.
3. Gather your CrowdStrike University ID number and CrowdStrike University username–which is usually your company email address.
6. Click the Create Account button and complete the user information form.
7. Sign in to your account.
8. Select the exam you wish to take, e.g. CCFA, CCFR, or CCRH.
9. Select the option to take your exam at a Pearson VUE test center or take a proctored online exam with OnVUE.
10. Pay for your exam by credit card or redeem your exam voucher.
If you need assistance with exam registration and scheduling, please call Pearson VUE support at 1-866-980-0413.
You may buy an exam voucher from CrowdStrike by purchase order, or you may pay for your exam with a credit card while scheduling your exam with Pearson VUE. Contact your CrowdStrike Account Manager if you would like to buy exam vouchers by PO.
Generally, CrowdStrike exam vouchers are priced at $250 USD. If you pay for your exam by credit card at Pearson VUE during the exam scheduling process, additional taxes and fees may apply.
Yes, each exam purchase includes “exam insurance”; this allows 1 retake of the exam if you do not pass on the first attempt. If you pass your certification exam on your first attempt, the second attempt may not be used toward another certification exam.
All vouchers purchased by PO have a 12-month term, meaning they expire 12 months from purchase. Some exam vouchers that are purchased with CrowdStrike multi-year product contracts may have varying exam voucher start and expiration dates. Check with your CrowdStrike account manager if you have questions.
Yes, replacement Pearson VUE exam voucher codes will be emailed to your organization's designated training point of contact.
About CrowdStrike Exams
Each exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions where there will only be one correct answer. Each question will present 4 possible answer choices. Exams are timed. Certification candidates are given 90 minutes to complete the exam.
Yes, please review ID requirements prior to your testing day at a Pearson VUE test center.
Yes, CrowdStrike certifications can be taken online using the Pearson VUE OnVUE system. Learn more about OnVue.
OnVUE is an online proctoring system that allows you to take your certification exam securely from your home or office. With just a simple check-in process, involving ID verification, face-matching technology, and a live greeter, you can test without leaving the comfort of home.
If you are taking an exam with OnVUE:
Make sure you have a functioning home computer with a webcam and strong internet connection
Run a system check to test the compatibility of the OnVUE application
Roommates or pets? Make sure your space is free from noise or distractions
Clear the room of any preparation materials or unauthorized items to avoid exam violations
No, as of February 1, 2021, CrowdStrike certification exams are no longer "open-book." No external materials will be allowed during testing. For more information on what to study, see our certification program and exam guides.
CrowdStrike exams are proctored. A “proctor” is a supervisor or a person who monitors a certification candidate during an examination--so, a proctored exam is an exam given when someone is watching you.
Yes, all CrowdStrike certifications are written in English, and certification exam “items” or questions are written under a set of guidelines specifically designed to eliminate tricky wording. Certification candidates that take a test from countries where English is not the primary language will be given 120 minutes to complete their exam.
Candidates must achieve an 80% or higher to pass; for example, the candidate should answer at least 48 questions of 60 questions in the exam correctly.
The pass rate on the first attempt is approximately 70% for exams where candidates have completed training, reviewed recommended reading, and have 6 months or more experience with Falcon.
If you are taking an online exam using Pearson VUE OnVUE, you will receive a score report upon completion of your exam. If you are taking an exam at a Pearson VUE Testing Center, you may pick up your score report from the test center proctor after you complete your exam. You will be able to download your score report from the Pearson VUE website.
Successful exam results will also be uploaded to CrowdStrike University generally within 1 business day if you provided your CrowdStrike University ID and CSU username during account creation at Pearson VUE.
Yes. Please contact Pearson VUE before you schedule your exam and request a test accommodation or visit Pearson VUE/Crowdstrike and click the link for Test Accommodations. Pearson VUE will route your request for accommodation to CrowdStrike for approval.
Yes, you may retake your exam if you do not pass after the first attempt. If you do not pass after 2 attempts, you will need to purchase another exam voucher or pay for your next exam attempt(s) by credit card.
The maximum allowed attempts for each certification exam is 4 attempts. Any additional attempts beyond for have to be approved by CrowdStrike certification.
If you fail an exam on the first attempt and want to retake it, you must wait 48 hours before the second attempt. After the second attempt, you will need to wait 7 days for the third attempt and any subsequent attempts. Retakes beyond the 4th attempt will be considered on a case‑by‑case basis. CrowdStrike reserves the right to deny a retake beyond the 4th attempt. If the 4th attempt is a failure due to a technical issue the student can reattempt for a 5th time.
If the student fails for a 4th time due to personal performance, they must wait 30 days and retake the recommended training indicated in the exam guide. CrowdStrike will verify that the candidate has retaken the recommended training in the exam guide and has met with the CS Certification Manager before clearing him or her to register for a 5th exam attempt.
If you have not passed your exam after 2 attempts, we suggest you retake the recommended training and review the recommended reading as outlined in the CrowdStrike certification exam guides (which are free).
No, if you got certified in the last 3 years, you will not need to retake your exam. Your certification status will still be considered active. If you got certified more than 3 years ago you will need to retake the certification to maintain your certification status.
With each exam voucher, a candidate will have 2 chances to pass a specific CrowdStrike certification exam. If the candidate does not pass after 2 exam attempts, the candidate will need to buy another exam voucher.
Yes, certifications expire. Certifications are considered active from the date the certification was achieved for a period of 3 years. Certified professionals will need to retake the certification every 3 years to maintain their certification status.
If an organization has at least 10 participants, a live online, private instructor-led session can be set up. If an organization would like an onsite private training session, there is an additional cost of 10 credits domestically and 16 credits internationally per week of travel. If onsite training sessions extend into a second week, an additional 10 credits domestically or 16 credits internationally will be required. Please see the Training Delivery section of the Training Catalog for full details.
3. Locate your desired course and session time. (Make sure you select the session with the correct course, date, location, hours, and time zone. You can use the filtering option to narrow down the sessions displayed.)
4. Click Request Approval.
Note that you are not automatically approved or denied. Your company must have active CrowdStrike Training Credits and approve your enrollment. Your request will be approved or denied manually. This process can take 1-3 days.
Yes, to enroll in an instructor-led course you must be signed into CrowdStrike University; therefore, you must have a current CrowdStrike University training subscription.
We offer instructor-led classes in a number of formats, including:
Regional classroom instructor-led training
Live online instructor-led training (using Zoom, a remote meeting technology, and cloud-based interactive labs)
Private onsite instructor-led training (delivered at organization’s site)
Private live virtual instructor-led training (using Zoom, a remote meeting technology, and cloud-based interactive labs)
Students participating in live online instructor-led training are encouraged to have 2 monitors and a headset for class, in addition to a reliable internet connection.
We offer materials for your reference that are available only after you have completed the course.
The email you receive upon course completion will contain specific information on how to access these materials.
Generally, these materials exist in the “m” version of the course. Just add an “m” to the end of the course number. For example, if you completed “FHT 201” you can search for “FHT 201m” in the Content Library section of CrowdStrike University.