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GIAC - Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)



Only 3 Days



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8.2.2021 (Monday)


Gain an introduction to information security in just three days on this accelerated GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) course.

If you have little to no background in Informtation Technology, your GISF training will give you a solid grounding in security concepts, principles and terms. You'll bridge the gap that often exists between managers and system administrators.

During your accelerated GISF course you'll cover topics including:

  • Authentication, Authorisation, Accountability
  • Data Protection
  • Networking Policy and Procedures

You'll develop the skills to better protect your business, which can often hinge upon the fundamentals covered during your training.

Firebrand's course will prepare you for the GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) exam certification and provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC301: Intro to Information Security

Four reasons why you should sit your GISF course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be GISF trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 3-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your GISF course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass GISF first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study GISF with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 77119 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


Please Note

  • Examination vouchers not included for GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review
  • On site testing not included for GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Authentication, Authorisation, Accountability (AAA)

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of access controls and effective authentication, authorisation and accountability

Configuration Management and Change Control

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of maintaining security through configuration management and change control

Cryptography Fundamentals

  • The candidate will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of cryptographic algorithms and how cryptography is used to protect information and communications

Data Protection

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of protecting data through data classification, business continuity, disaster recovery, data loss prevention, and incident response

Information Security Principles and Risk Management

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental information security and risk management concepts

Networking Foundations

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the OSI model, networking protocols, and other network-related concepts

Networking Security

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing networks from common attacks against wired, wireless, VoIP, virtual and cloud based network services

Security Policy and Procedures

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of operational security through effective policies, procedures, security awareness, and physical security controls

Systems Security

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing systems, applications and mobile devices from

Exam Track

This course will prepare you for the following exam. The exam fee is not included in the course price. If you wish to take the exam, we’ll provide instructions on how to register with GIAC.

GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) exam

  • 75 questions
  • Time limit of 2 hours
  • Minimum Passing Score of 70%

You will be required to renew your GISF certification every four years through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE) credits.

What's Included

All students receive a comprehensive set of course notes, hand-outs, slides and references

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


You do not need to possess any prerequisites for this certification.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


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