Q. What is the GCPM exam?
A. The GCPM certification is designed for security professionals and managers who participate in or lead project teams and wish to demonstrate an understanding of technical project management methodology and implementation. This certification affirms the critical skill sets associated with making projects successful, including effective communication, time, cost, quality, procurement, and risk management of IT projects and application development.
Q. What are the prerequisites for the GCPM exam?
A. There are no prerequisites for the GCPM exam.
Q. What is the Open book policy?
A. GIAC certification exams are open book format, but not open internet or open computer. Candidates will be permitted to bring one back pack/briefcase of course books, reference material, printed notes, spreadsheets, tables of content, etc. However, no electronic devices are permitted, such as extra computers, CD-ROM, or USB flash drives. Candidates will not be able to access anything stored electronically on any computer during the exam. It is recommend that you print any study guide materials and bring them as hard, paper copies.
Q. What are the benefits to becoming an GCPM?
A. The benefits of becoming a GCPM certified are as follows:
- GCPM certification proves your expertise on the GCPM certification and related technologies.
- Professionals holding the GCPM certification are preferred by the employers and they also get preference in promotions.
- GCPM certification is helpful for professionals who are already working with related technologies to upgrade their credentials and get recognition from the industry.
- On average, an GCPM certified person gets more salary than other persons who are working with the products and technology.
Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. GCPM certification
Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. You will be required to attempt 150 questions. The test consists of multiple-choice questions. There are no case study type questions. You will be required to attempt all the questions.
Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. The duration of the test is 4 hours.
Q. Which type of the test is it? (Adaptive/Linear)
Q. What is the passing score?
A. The minimum passing score is 70% (105 questions out of 150).
Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you fail an exam before your final deadline, you can purchase the exam for two times. Retakes for the exam cost $199.
Q. Why should I become certified?
A. Studies have shown that certified individuals realize many benefits. Among them are the following:
- 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 GCPM exam right for you?
A. GCPM exam is right for you if you want to participate in or lead project teams, and wish to demonstrate an understanding of technical project management methodology and implementation. This certification affirms the critical skill sets associated with making projects successful, including effective communication, time, cost, quality, procurement, and risk management of IT projects and application development.
Q. What are the skills being measured for the GCPM exam?
A. The skills required for the GCPM exam are as follows:
- Acquiring the project team
- Administering procurements
- Closing Project or Phase
- Collecting requirements
- Understanding the communication process
- Implementing communications management
- Defining conflict management
- Controlling the schedule
- Creating WBS
- Determining budget
- Directing and Managing execution
- Understanding the Earned Value Technique
- Estimating Activity resources
- Identifying the stakeholders
- Planning Risk management
Q. How to prepare for the GCPM exam?
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Q. Where to take the test?
A. The primary method for taking a proctored GIAC exam is through the testing partner KRYTERION.
Q. How do I register for a GCPM 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.
Please DO NOT CONTACT KRYTERION with questions on scheduling or exam appointments. You must contact a GIAC representative, by either writing in to email@example.com or calling a customer support representative at 301-654-7267.
Should you not be able to attend your appointment as scheduled, for any reason, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org within 72 hours.
Q. How to 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. What can I expect from GIAC if I pass the GCPM exam?
A. After passing the exam, you will achieve the GIAC GCPM certification status.
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