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GIAC - Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)

Duration

Duration:

Only 3 Days

Method

Method:

Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

28/9/2020 (Monday)

Overview

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

Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online GISF courses
  2. You'll be GISF certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be GISF trained in record time
  3. Our GISF course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass GISF first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn GISF faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying GISF with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75,861 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

Benefits

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 on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

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

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)

Prerequisites

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.

Reviews

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 75,861 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"Excellent delivery and great facility."
David Chisholm, Rolls Royce. (21/10/2019 (Monday) to 25/10/2019 (Friday))

"Very informative. Lecturer was very knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects. A pleasure being bombarded with so much information."
Japie Van Der Merwe, SBM. (8/7/2019 (Monday) to 12/7/2019 (Friday))

"It was a very useful experience and I feel more confident in my ability to pass the exam."
Anonymous. (8/7/2019 (Monday) to 12/7/2019 (Friday))

"Instructor was very good."
ADAM CHRISTIE, SBM. (22/10/2018 (Monday) to 26/10/2018 (Friday))

"The training instructor was excellent and had so much past experience and knowledge. He shared many important stories that we can take away and use in our day jobs. "
G.C.. (22/10/2018 (Monday) to 26/10/2018 (Friday))

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