GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB)

- Only 4 Days

On this 4-day accelerated Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB) course, you'll learn to properly secure mobile devices accessing vital information in your organisation.

Mobile devices increasingly have access to sensitive data. This, in combination with their limited security, means mobile devices are often an enticing target for attackers.

A Mobile Device Security Analyst will understand and apply security policies in a mobile environment, as well as:


  • Test for and mitigate against common vulnerabilities and threats to mobile applications
  • Understand the common methods used to attack mobile devices, including jailbreaking, rooting, sidejacking and web app attacks
  • Use common techniques to protect mobile devices, including configuration management and encryption

Firebrand's unique Lecture | Lab | Review approach combines both theoretical knowledge with practical, hands-on tasks. This technique ensures you'll learn faster and develop the competence to put your new skills into practice when you return to work.

On this course, you'll be prepared for the GIAC Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB) exam. This is covered by your Certification Guarantee.

This course is aimed at security personnel involved in assessing mobile devices to find security weaknesses. The ideal candidate will have up-to-date technical knowledge and a thorough understanding of mobile device penetration testing.

This course provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be GMOB certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be GMOB trained in record time
  2. Our GMOB course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass GMOB 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 GMOB 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 GMOB 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 74,742 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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Analysing Application Network Activity

  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to capture and interpret network traffic for the purposes of assessing the security of mobile device applications

Analysing Static Applications

  • The candidate will demonstrate the understanding of techniques to evaluate mobile application binaries and permissions in order to detect potentially harmful behaviour

Assessing Mobile Application Security

  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to assess the security of mobile applications with respect to privacy, data protection, and undesirable application behaviour

Attacking Mobile and Wireless Infrastructure

  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to recognise and leverage architectural opportunities on mobile devices and the associated infrastructure to improve security of mobile devices

Attacking Mobile Web Applications

  • The candidate will demonstrate understanding of common mobile web application attacks such as XSS, client-side injection, SQL injection, and parameter tampering

Managing Android Devices

  • The candidate will demonstrate familiarity with Android configuration and security models and how they affect security posture

Managing iOS Devices

  • The candidate will demonstrate familiarity with iOS configuration and security models and how they affect security posture

Managing Mobile Accessories

  • The candidate will demonstrate familiarity with other mobile devices such as wearable technologies, their security risks, and mitigation strategies

Manipulating Mobile Application Behaviour

  • The candidate will demonstrate the understanding of security evasion techniques to test the security of mobile applications in order to detect potentially harmful behaviour

Manipulating Network Traffic

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of typical wireless traffic attacks such as sidejacking, traffic manipulation and SSL/TLS attacks

Mitigating Against Mobile Malware

  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate how to protect mobile device data, and mitigate against malware targeted to mobile devices

Mitigating Against Stolen Mobile Devices

  • The candidate will be able to demonstrate how to mitigate against the threat of data loss from stolen mobile devices

Penetration Testing against Mobile Devices

  • The candidate will demonstrate the ability to implement a regular penetration testing program to evaluate a mobile device deployment, to identify vulnerabilities, and to accurately evaluate the threat of vulnerabilities to an organisation

Unlocking and Rooting Mobile Devices

  • The candidate will demonstrate understanding of the concept and processes behind rooting, jailbreaking, and unlocking mobile devices and the security ramifications

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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 Mobile Device Security Analyst (GMOB)

Additional Exam Details:

  • 1 proctored exam
  • 75 questions
  • Time limit of 2 hours
  • Minimum passing score of 71%
  • Certifications must be renewed every 4 years

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On this accelerated course, you'll get access to the following:

  • Firebrand official training materials

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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There are no prerequisites for this course.

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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