Q. What is the GISF exam?
A. GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) authenticates your skills in risk management, information security, defense in depth techniques, and disaster recovery. The certification not only helps you to enter in the security industry but also helps the individuals in getting the in-depth knowledge about security and risk management.

Q. What are the prerequisites for the GISF exam?
A. There are no pre-requisites for this exam.

Q. What are the benefits to becoming an GIAC fundamental certified?
A. The benefits of becoming a GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) certified professional are:

  • Career scope as Information security officers, risk manager, and disaster recovery expert
  • Job role promotion
  • To find a career in Department of Defense (DOD U.S.)
  • Better knowledge
  • Global recognition in security

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. It provides the GISF certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. 150 questions are asked in the exam. 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 exam is 4 hours.

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

Q. What is the passing score?
A. You need a score of 70% to pass the test.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you want to retake the GISF exam before your final deadline, you may purchase up to two retakes. Retakes are of US $199. Retakes can be purchased by logging into your portal account and clicking on the “buy retake” link in the certification grid. A retake will extend your final deadline by one month. The retake option will not be available unless you have attempted and failed some portion of the certification within the retake period.

Q. Why should I become certified?
A. You should become GISF certified to gain the following benefits:

  • Lastest courseware
  • Advancement of your organization
  • Global recognition of your ability
  • Financial benefits
  • Support of your education
  • New career opportunities
  • Added advantage

Q. Is the GISF exam right for me?
A.If you want to learn the latest security methodologies and gain access to new opportunities along with a global certificate, this exam is the best one for you.

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

Q. How do I register for an GISF exam?
A. Register yourself on GIAC site. For details, check http://www.giac.org/information/schedule_proctored_exam.pdf. The key method for taking a proctored exam is through GIAC testing partner KRYTERION. The list of KRYTERION sites for exam centers is updated frequently.

Q. How to locate a testing center?
A. To find a centre, click KRYTERION testing center.

Q. How to schedule, reschedule, cancel, or confirm the exam?
A. Candidates have four months to complete a recertification attempt, once you are registered and payment is received. Recertification exams are done in a single exam format delivered in a proctored setting. For details go to: the GIAC Proctor Program.

Q. What can I expect from GIAC if I pass the GISF exam?
A. GIAC will award you with the GISF Certified Professional certificate.

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