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GSEC 2016GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

Candidates for the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) 2016 certification exam are interested in demonstrating their skills to show they are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles with respect to security tasks. To be successful, it is suggested that candidates demonstrate an understanding of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts.

This exam measures the following skills*:

  • Access control & password management
  • Active defense
  • Advanced persistent threat
  • Contingency plans
  • Critical controls
  • Cryptography
  • Defense in depth
  • Defensible network architecture
  • Endpoint security
  • Enforcing windows security policy
  • Incident handling and response
  • IT risk management
  • Linux
  • Log management & SIEM
  • Malicious code & exploit mitigation
  • Network device security
  • Securing windows network services 
  • Security policy
  • Virtualization and Cloud security
  • Vulnerability scanning and penetration testing
  • Web communication security
  • Windows access controls, automation, auditing, forensics, security infrastructure, service packs, hotfixes, and backups

For more information about the GSEC exam, visit the GIAC site.

*These exam objectives can change at any time.

GSEC 2016 GIAC Security Essentials Certification Study Package

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30-Day Assessment (Online only)

  • A single set of focused exam-like questions
  • Custom quiz settings to drill down into specific topics
  • Detailed explanations and references
  • Grade as you go or simulate the exam experience
  • Online access only
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180-Day Exam Preparation (Online + Download)

  • Multiple unique sets of exam-like questions for additional exam experiences
  • Custom quiz settings to drill down into specific topics
  • Detailed explanations and references
  • Grade as you go or simulate the exam experience
  • Performance Tracker to see how your performance stacks up to others
  • Full set of key concepts flashcards to memorize critical information
  • Online access and downloadable and printable quizzes for offline study
  • Study Calendar to optimize your exam study time
  • Student Discussion Board to share study tips
  • InstructorLink™ to contact our IT experts
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