The Dark Web Council Certified Dark Web Analyst (CDWA) certification is the primary foundational certification, which includes the history of the Deep and Dark Web, governance, risk and compliance, networking, Dark Web surfing, and Dark Web discovery and data analysis. The Certified Dark Web Analyst is a prerequisite exam for additional Dark Web Council certifications
CDWA was established in 2016, in part, to aggregate, standardize, and maintain the Dark Web Council CBK for information security professionals worldwide in response to the burgeoning field regarding the Dark Web and online anonymity considerations.
Domains from the Dark Web Council credentials are drawn from various topics within the (CDWA) CBK. The CDWA uses the CBK domains to assess a candidate's level of mastery with the most critical domains regarding the practice of information security.