Q. What is the 70-685: Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician exam?
A. Microsoft’s 70-685 test validates your skills and knowledge to efficiently troubleshoot, configure and manage the Microsoft Windows 7 desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. Candidates are expected to have at least one year of experience in the IT field, as well as experience implementing and administering any Windows client operating system in a networked environment. The Pro: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (70-685) exam provides credit towards MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the 70-685 exam?
A. It is required for the candidate to pass MCTS: Windows 7, Configuration (70-680) exam before taking this exam.

Q. What are the benefits of the MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification?
A. Microsoft’s MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician (Microsoft Certified IT Professional) certification is a latest certification on the Windows 7 technology. The MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification has been designed for professionals who have a thorough knowledge in troubleshooting, managing and configuring Windows 7 including new features, such as security, network, and different applications. This certification validates a candidate’s ability to understand the functions and features of Windows 7 and to troubleshoot network-connectivity and applications issues.

Q. What credit does the 70-685 exam provide?
A. Exam 70-685: MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician counts as credit toward the following certification(s):
MCITP: Enterprise Desktop Support Technician 7

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. Passing just one test (i.e. 70-685) will fetch you MCITP: Windows 7, Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. Approximately 42 are asked in the test.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. The duration of the test is 120 minutes.

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

Q. What is the passing score?
A. The passing score is approximately 700 out of possible 1000.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test 70-685 the first time, you may retake it at any time. If you do not achieve a passing score the second time, you must wait at least 14 days to retake the test a third time. A 14-day waiting period will be imposed for all subsequent exam retakes. If you have passed an exam, you cannot take it again.

Q. Is the 70-685 exam right for me?
A. This exam is intended for candidates that operate in computing environments that use Microsoft Windows 7 as a desktop operating system in an enterprise environment. If you wish to excel as a support technician, or as a network administrator, this exam is right for you. According to Microsoft, candidates should be able to troubleshoot and configure pre-installation and post-installation system settings, Windows security features, network connectivity applications included with Windows 7, and mobile computing.

Q. What to expect in the 70-685 exam?
A. Multiple-choice, scenario-based, hot-spot types, and simulation questions are asked on the following topics:

  • Installing, Upgrading, and Migrating to Windows 7
  • Resolving Desktop Application Issue.
  • Resolving Networking Issues.
  • Managing and Maintaining Systems That Run Windows 7 Client
  • Supporting Mobile Users.
  • Resolving Security Issues.

Q. What are the code languages available for the 70-685 exam?
A. English

Q. Where to take the test?
A. Microsoft certification exams are provided through Prometric.

Q. How to locate a testing center?
A. Visit the Prometric site to locate a testing center.

Q. What is the ISSMP exam?
A. The main emphasis of ISSMP exam is to recognize professional information security managers who have obtained expertise and experience appropriate to manage an enterprise information security program. The ISSMP exam establishes, presents, and governs information security policies and procedures that are supportive to overall business goals, rather than a drain on resources. Typically the CISSP-ISSMP certification holder or candidate will be responsible for constructing the framework of the information security department and define the means of supporting the group internally.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the ISSMP exam?
A. Candidates must meet the following requirements prior to taking the ISSMP examination:

  • Submit the examination fee for Early registration- $399 and for Standard registration- $499.
  • Have a minimum of two years of direct full-time professional experience in the area of management as mentioned in the ISC2 ISSMP CBK.
  • Attest to the truth of his or her assertions regarding professional experience, and legally commit to abide by the ISC2 Code of Ethics.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This exam provides the CISSP-ISSMP certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. The ISSMP exam consists of 125 multiple choice questions, each having four choices. 25 of the questions are used for research, but these questions are not identified. These research questions are not part of the total score.
Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all questions in 180 minutes.

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

Q. What is the passing score?
A. The candidate must score at least 700 on a scale of 1000.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass the ISSMP test for the first time, you may retake it at any time. There is no restriction on the number of times candidate can appear for exam. There is no waiting period between attempts.

Q. Is the ISSMP exam right for me?
A. This ISSMP exam prepares you for various job roles, which include: Systems Engineer, Systems Administrator, Network Administrator, Information Systems Administrator, Technical Support Engineers, Systems Analysts, Network Analysts and Technical Consultants.

The test is appropriate for you if you are working or want to work in a typically complex computing environment of medium-to-large organizations. There are no specific prerequisites for this test, although it is recommended that you should have at least one year of experience in implementing and administering any desktop operating system in a network environment.

Q. What to expect in the ISSMP exam?
A. This test consists of Multiple Choice, Hot Area, Drag and Drop, Fill in the blank questions.

Q. What are the skills being measured for the ISSMP exam?
A. The skills measured by the ISSMP exam are as follows:

  • Understanding Security Management Practices
  • Understanding Systems Development Security
  • Defining Security Compliance Management
  • Understanding Business Continuity Planning (BCP) & Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP)
  • Understanding Law, Investigation, Forensics and Ethics

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Q. Where to take the test?
A. The testing centers are provided by the testing partners as you register for the exam. For ISSMP, the testing partners are Pearson VUE and Prometric.

Q. What is the GSSP-Java exam?
A. This certification exam is designed for those candidates who want to express mastery of the security knowledge and skills required to deal with common programming errors that show the way to most security problems. After passing this test, they show the knowledge, skills, and abilities to write secure code and identify security shortcomings in existing code. It is a required exam for the new GIAC Secure Software Programmer – Java (GSSP-Java) Certification.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the GSSP-Java exam?
A. There are no prerequisites.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming GSSP-Java certified?
A. The benefits of becoming a GIAC Secure Software Programmer -Java (GSSP-Java) are as follows:

  1. GSSP-JAVA certification demonstrates that GIAC, the leading developer and provider of advanced IT security technologies, has recognized you as an expert in secure codes.
  2. This certification paves your way to the more advanced security certifications.
  3. GSSP-JAVA certification can make you more valuable to your company and help you get more salary and preference in promotions.
  4. GSSP-JAVA certified professionals can get appropriate jobs and respectable position in the IT industry.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. After passing the exam GSSP-Java, you will get the GIAC Secure Software Programmer – Java (GSSP-Java) Certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 100

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. 240 minutes

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

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 73%

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass test GSSP-Java the first time, you may retake it at any time.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. An individual will become certified for the following reasons:

  • Increased opportunities on the job: These opportunities range from increased salary and bonus to project involvement and promotion.
  • Increased breadth of knowledge: Certification is a catalyst for learning new technologies in a structured and comprehensive way.
  • Increased value to the organization: Organizations with 25 percent or more of their staff certified have shown to deploy projects on time and within budget more often, rely less on external support, have less downtime, and have higher user satisfaction with their IT staff.

Q. Is the GSSP-Java exam right for me?
A. All GIAC certification attempts are consisted of one exam that will cover all certification objectives. Individuals who want coding secure software applications using Java, identifying shortfalls in the security knowledge of other programmers, ensuring other programmers have enough secure coding skills, and advanced secure programming skills.

The GIAC Secure Software Programmers certification allows candidates to express mastery of the security knowledge and skills required to deal with common programming errors that lead to most security problems.

GIAC Certified secure software programmers (GSSP) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to write secure code and make out security shortcomings in existing code.

Q. What skills are measured in the GSSP-Java exam?
A. GIAC has specified twenty five objectives for the GSSP-Java test. These objectives are assembled under nine topics. Following are some important areas in which an individual should acquire good knowledge before taking the GSSP-Java exam: Continue Reading “Skills required for GSSP-Java”

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Q. Where can I take the test?
A. This exam is taken online through a standard Web browser. For exams purchased with SANS training, access to the exam will be available 7 to 10 days following the end of the conference. Standalone challenge exams are issued within 24 hours upon receipt of payment. You will receive an email from GIAC when your exam has been issued to your portal account. You have 120 days to complete the exam from the time GIAC send notice that it is available. The exams are proctored and should be scheduled using our proctored exam procedure.

Q. How do I register for a GSSP-Java exam?
A. The prime method for taking a proctored exam is through GAIC testing partner KRYTERION. KRYTERION has nearly complete coverage in the USA and many testing centers all over the world. KRYTERION is also adding GIAC testing sites as coverage gaps are identified. The list of KRYTERION sites is updated frequently.

Please do not try to schedule a testing appointment with KRYTERION before you have registered for a GIAC certification and have been administered access to your certification try through your portal account.

All KRYTERION scheduling will be handled through the Web interface connected from your portal account. GIAC offers a complete Web-based solution which enables you to schedule your proctored exam through KRYTERION via the GIAC/SANS portal interface.

Q. How can I locate a testing center?
A. Please click here to find a KRYTERION testing center near you. It is possible for GIAC to work with KRYTERION to add additional test sites where there are defined coverage gaps. If you will be taking a GIAC proctored exam in the future and do not see a site near you, please fill out the form provided with your location specifics, so that we can work to get a site added near you.

Q. How can I schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. Please be prepared to present two forms of ID when you show up to your scheduled testing appointment. One form of ID must be a valid photo ID such as a driver’s license; the other form of ID can be something such as a credit card, membership card, library card, etc. Your name must appear on all forms of ID.

You will need to schedule your exam appointment with KRYTERION at least 72 hours in advance. Scheduled date and time slots are available on a first come first serve basis; a good rule of thumb is to get your appointment locked down at least 1 month before you are ready to take your exam. If you have questions about this process, please email proctor@giac.org

Q. What can I expect from GIAC if I pass the GSSP-Java GSSP-Java exam?
A. If you need to reschedule your exam appointment, you may do so before 72 hours of your exam appointment by logging into your portal account and clicking on the yellow GIAC Exam Engine bar, “Cert Attempts,” “View Schedule Details” and then the “Reschedule” button. Please be aware that you will be charged a $150 seating fee if you reschedule or cancel your exam appointment within 72 hours of your exam appointment or do not show for your exam appointment. If you wish to cancel or reschedule your exam within 72 hours of your appointment, please call our customer support line at 301-654-7267 to pay the $150 Kryterion seating fee and reschedule or cancel your exam appointment. Do not attempt to contact Kryterion or the testing center directly.