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GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)

- Just 3 Days

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

See Benefits...

See prices now to find out how much you could save when you train at twice the speed.

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 75.346 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

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

See Curriculum...

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

See 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.

See 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
  • Hands-on training through Lecture | Lab | ReviewTM
  • Digital courseware (if available)
  • * Some exceptions apply
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

See Prerequisites...

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

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call 78 79 16 53 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.

See When...

GIAC GISF Course Dates





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We've currently trained 75.346 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,78% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

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"It was a very useful experience and I feel more confident in my ability to pass the exam."
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"Instructor was very good."
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