Cyber Essentials: Why Go Guided?

Written by Sam Jones
Oct 7, 2021 - 2 minute read

The Cyber Essentials assessment is in its most basic form a self-assessed questionnaire - but you don't have to go it alone! Read on to find out how...

When your business is trying to get certified for Cyber Essentials, you want the process to be as smooth and straightforward as possible.

You definitely don't want to be spending hours hunched over your computer trying to make sense of what the assessment is asking of you!

What does self-assessed really mean, you ask?

The Cyber Essentials assessment is in its most basic form a self-assessed questionnaire. This means you're expected to go through all the questions yourself and answer them to the best of your ability.

If that's sounding daunting, that's because it is. In fact, most businesses that go down this route struggle to achieve certification the first time, resulting in wasted time, effort and money.

If these sorts of assessments are not something you've ever done before or you don't have the technical knowledge and expertise at your fingertips, going through the Cyber Essentials assessment can be a tricky task. 

What's the solution?

At Cyber Tec, we make sure you don't go through all the stress and frustration of trying to complete a Cyber Essentials questionnaire on your own. 

With the 'guided' option that we offer, you can access the technical expertise of the people that really know what they're talking about - our security specialists and auditors!

That means the ones actually marking your assessment are there to hold your hand through all the questions. It's like cheating on a test, except this is totally legitimate, we promise!

For just £150 more than the standard self-assessment (that's £449.99) you can have total peace of mind that you'll achieve Cyber Essentials on your first attempt because you'll have us there throughout to guide you.

Whether that's 1-2-1 calls with our assessments team, reading our helpful instruction guides, or just checking in with your personal account manager, we spend as much time as you need until you get to the point where we are confident you'll be able to pass. 

Check out the full step-by-step process below:

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So it's really a no brainer why guided is the better option!

To find out more or get started on your own business' guided certification, get in touch with the team today at


Learn more about the difference between our guided and self-guided process

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