Q. What is the GCFW exam?
A. The GCFW exam is related to security issues. Candidates who are interested in this exam should learn designing, implementing, configuring, and monitoring a secure perimeter for any organization. These security perimeters include routers, firewalls, VPNs/remote access, and overall network design.

GIAC Certified Firewall Analysts (GCFWs) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to design, configure, and monitor routers, firewalls, and perimeter defense systems.

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

Q. What credit does the GCFW exam provide?
A. This exam provides the credit for the GCFW certification.

Q. What certificate does it provide?
A. This exam provides the GCFW certification.

Q. How many questions are asked in the test?
A. The GCFW exam consists of 150 multiple choice questions, each having four choices.

Q. What is the duration of the test?
A. Candidates are required to attempt all questions in 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. The candidate must score at least 70% marks.

Q. What is the test retake policy?
A. If you do not pass the exam before your final deadline, you can purchase the exam for the second attempt. Retakes for the exam cost $199.

Q. Is the GCFW exam right for me?
A. The GCFW exam prepares you for various job roles, which include Firewall Analyst, Security Administrator, and Security Manager.

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

  • Understanding baseline auditing
  • Building a Rulebase
  • Understanding Cisco IOS Basics
  • Understanding fingerprinting
  • Analyzing firewall log
  • Understanding forensics fundamentals
  • Implementing HIPS and HIDS
  • Understanding information enumeration
  • Understanding IPv6 and ICMPv6
  • Understanding security information management
  • Designing VPN
  • Performing assessments using various scanning tools
  • Understanding basic wireless security issues

Q. How do I register for the GCFW exam?
A. For the GCFW exam, you will need to register with KRYTERION, the testing partner for GIAC.

Q. How to locate a testing center?
A. You may choose a testing center from the KRYTERION testing center list.

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