GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)

- Only 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:

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  • 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

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be GISF certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be GISF trained in record time
  2. Our GISF course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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 74,706 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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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

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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.

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

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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"Very informative. Lecturer was very knowledgeable on a wide variety of subjects. A pleasure being bombarded with so much information."
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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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