Q. What is the GIAC Certified Intrusion Analysts (GCIA) exam?
A. The GCIA exam is ideal for the security professionals who want to fill the gaps in their understanding of technical information security. This is helpful for System, Security, and Network Administrators who want to understand the practical applications of network and host monitoring, traffic analysis, and intrusion detection. GCIA certification is also good for the individuals who are new to the information security field with some background in information systems and networking.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the GCIA exam?
A. There is no prerequisite for the GCIA exam.

Q. What are the benefits to becoming an GIAC Certified Intrusion Analysts (GCIA)?
A. Passing the GCIA exam certifies that the individual holds the appropriate level of knowledge of network, host monitoring, and traffic analysis. GCIA certified candidates are relied upon by organizations to perform intrusion detection using network and host-based techniques.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. The GCIA exam is one test required to achieve the GIAC Certified Intrusion Analysts certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 150

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 4 hours

Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
A. Linear

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 67.3%

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you fail your GCIA Certification exam, you may purchase a retake for the cost $199 by clicking on the “buy retake” link, under the “certification attempts” section in the GIAC exam engine area of your portal account. Once purchased, retakes are non-refundable. A retake will extend your final certification attempt deadline by one month and your adjusted deadline will be displayed in your Exam Engine. If you do not purchase the retake before your expiration date arrives, you will need to purchase an extension, and then purchase the retake. Please see the information on extensions below. Your access to any associated practice tests and/or audio files will be automatically extended to match your certification deadline.

Q. Is the GCIA exam right for me?
A. The GCIA exam is ideal for the security professionals who want to fill the gaps in their understanding of technical information security. Passing the GCIA exam certifies that the individual holds the appropriate level of knowledge of network, host monitoring, and traffic analysis. GCIA certified candidates are relied upon by organizations to perform intrusion detection using network and host-based techniques.

Q. What are the code languages available for the exam?
A. English

Q. What are the skills being measured for the exam?
A. The GCIA exam measures a candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities to monitor intrusion detection systems, and to read, interpret, and analyze network traffic and related log files.

Q. Where to take the test?
A. The primary method for taking a proctored exam is through the testing partner KRYTERION.

Q. How to locate a testing center?
A. Use the following link to locate a KRYTERION testing center near you: http://www.giac.org/proctor/kryterion.php

Q. How to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. GIAC offers a complete Web-based solution, which enables you to schedule your proctored exam through KRYTERION via the GIAC/SANS portal interface.

If you want to reschedule your exam appointment, you may do so before 72 hours of exam appointment. Click here for the details of scheduling, rescheduling, canceling, or confirming the exam.

Q. What is the Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 ACE exam (9A0-125) exam?

A. The Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 (9A0-125) exam is developed for Photographers, graphics designers, Web publishers, and other business professionals who want to demonstrate proficiency with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 .

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 9A0-125 exam?

A. There are no prerequisites for the 9A0-125 exam.

Q. What credit does the 9A0-125 exam provide?

A. On successful completion of the exam, you will be an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.

Q. Which certification does it cover?

A. After passing the 9A0-125 exam, you will earn credit towards the Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI), ACE Print Specialist, ACE Web Specialist, ACE Video Specialist, and ACE Master certifications.

Q. What are the areas on which the exam is focused?

A. The 9A0-125 exam tests the knowledge and skills of a candidate for using Photoshop Lightroom 2 software. It recognizes a candidate’s ability to use the features and functions of the software to create attractive images, alter photographs and other artworks, retouch images, apply special effects on images, swap details between photos, and introduce text and logos in an image.

Q. What is the exam fee?

A. The cost of the exam is US$150. However, discounts may be available on the exam and you can get the details from your nearest Pearson VUE or Prometric Testing Center.

Q. Where can I take the exam?

A. Adobe exams may be taken at Pearson VUE or prometric testing centers. There are more than five thousand authorized testing centers in many countries. You can register your exam in any center by phone, on the Web, or in-person.

Q. How can I register for my exam?

A. After you purchase your exam voucher, you can contact an authorized prometric or Pearson VUE center to schedule your exam date, time, and location. You can book the exam within one year from the date of purchase of the voucher. The exam date may depend on your choice (and availability of slot) in your selected test center.

Q. Which type of exam is it? (Adaptive/Linear)

A. The 9A0-125 exam is in linear format.

Q. What are the types of questions asked in the exam?

A. Adobe exams are based on multiple-choice questions that contain four or more answer options. Multiple-choice questions are of three types: Multiple choice, Multiple response, and Sample directions. In addition, the exam also contains fill in the blank type of questions presented in multiple-choice format.

Q. How many questions are asked in the exam?

A. There are 55 questions in the exam.

Q. What is the duration of the exam?

A. The duration of the exam is approximately 60 to 120 minutes.

Q. What is the passing score?

A. To pass, you need to score 70%.

Q. What is the exam retake policy?

A. If you fail in the 9A0-125 exam, you will have to purchase a new exam voucher to retake the exam. There is no wait time fixed between the two attempts.

Q. When will I get my certification kit?

A. Your score is automatically reported to Adobe. On successful completion of the exam, you will receive your Welcome Kit within two to four weeks from the date you pass the exam.