Q. What is the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) exam?
A. GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) is a vendor-neutral certification that validates an individual’s understanding for incident handling/incident response; individuals who require an understanding of the current threats to systems and networks, along with effective countermeasures.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the GIAC Certified Incident Handling (GCIH) exam?
A. There is no prerequisite for the GCIH exam.

Q. What are the benefits of becoming a GIAC Certified Incident Handling (GCIH)?
A. A GCIH-certified candidate can work as an Incident Handler, e-Business Security professional, Systems administrator, Legal professional, IT manager, etc. Numerous corporate sectors are recruiting Incident Handlers to protect their digital infrastructure and to take appropriate steps against security breaches and other computer-related crimes within an organization.

Q. What credit does the GIAC Certified Incident Handling (GCIH) exam provide?
A. Passing the GCIH exam provides the GIAC Certified Incident Handler certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. This test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions, and the test is not adaptive. You will be required to attempt one hundred and fifty (150) questions.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all questions in 240 minutes (4 hours).

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

Q. What is the passing score?
A. 72.7% (109 of 150 questions) is the minimum passing score.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you fail a GIAC 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. Where can I take the test?
A. The primary method for taking a proctored exam is through our testing partner KRYTERION.

Q. What is the exam fee?
A. The cost of the GCIH certification attempt is $899 and recertification attempts are $325.

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