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SANS GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)

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Description

GIAC (Global Information Assurance Certification)is a credential which certifies the knowledge, skills and abilities to incorporate good information security practice in any organization. The GSEC tests the essential knowledge and skills required of any individual with security responsibilities within an organization. Note that the certification needs to be renewed every two years.

Target Audience:

Security professionals that want to fill the gaps in their understanding of technical information security; System, Security, and Network Administrators that want to understand the pragmatic applications of the CISSP common body of knowledge and managers that want to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts, In addition, anyone new to information security with some background in information systems and networking.

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take the GIAC certifications. Any candidate who feels that he or she has the knowledge and ability to pass the certification requirements may take the certification.

Requirements:

Candidates are required to satisfy a practical assignment, which typically involves submitting a research paper, in additions to passing the following exam requirements to attain a GSEC credential.

  • Networking Concepts
  • TCP/IP, Routing and Host Security
  • Network Security Overview
  • Information Warfare and Web Security
  • Internet Security Technologies, Network Vulnerabilities
  • Intrusion Detection and Risk Management
  • Introducing Encryption and Cryptography
  • PKI and Steganography
  • Secure Communications
  • Wireless Security
  • Windows Security
  • Windows XP Security and IIS Security
  • Backing up Windows and UNIX
  • Managing Software, System Services and Auditing
  • UNIX Security

Outcomes

Security professionals that want to fill the gaps in their understanding of technical information security; System, Security, and Network Administrators that want to understand the pragmatic applications of the CISSP common body of knowledge and managers that want to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts, In addition, anyone new to information security with some background in information systems and networking.

Assessment

course quick facts
course code PRO1229
cost $1595.00
estimated time to
complete course
90 Hours
course materials
available
12 Months