GIAC's GCIH

GCIH - Incident Handler

The GIAC Certified Incident Handler certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including Security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools as well as defending against and/or responding to such attacks when they occur. The GCIH certification focuses on detecting, responding, and resolving computer security incidents. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for GCIH exam is comprehensive and helps you earn your certification and gain knowledge. Here’s what to expect from your uCertify course:

• 100% Exam Coverage • Interactive E-Book • Pre-Assessment Test • 463 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 158 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated

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About

The GIAC Certified Incident Handler certification exam is a standalone certification from GCIA with the exam code GCIH.

The certification is targeted at those candidates who want to enhance their skills in various fields of incident handling such as, understanding of the current threats to systems and networks, along with effective countermeasures, etc. This GIAC GCIH exam covers the knowledge and skills to manage incidents to understand common attack techniques and tools and to defend against or respond to such attacks when they occur.

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GCIH Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there are no minimum or maximum restrictions placed by uCertify. The amount of time you will take depends on your existing knowledge of the area and related experience, as well as your availability. We recommend at least 3 weeks if you have a reasonable amount of knowledge of lower level concepts of incident handling.

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Syllabus

GCIH Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Security Threats and Attacks
    • Buffer Overflow Defenses
    • Denial of Service Attacks
    • Format String Attacks
    • IP Address Spoofing
    • Password Attacks
    • Virtual Machine Attacks
    • Using Firewalk
    • Web Application Attacks
    • Session Hijacking, Tools and Defenses
  • Chapter 2: Virus
    • Backdoors & Trojan Horses
    • User-Mode Rootkits
    • Kernel-Mode Rootkits
    • Worms, Bots & Bot-Nets
  • Chapter 3: Incident Handling
    • Incident Handling and the Legal System
    • Incident Handling Defined
    • Incident Handling Phase 1: Preparation
    • Incident Handling Phase 2: Identification
    • Incident Handling Phase 3: Containment
    • Incident Handling Phase 4: Eradication
    • Incident Handling Phase 5: Recovery
    • Incident Handling Phase 6: Lessons Learned
    • Intellectual Property Incidents
    • Espionage Incidents
  • Chapter 4: System Scanning and Exploitation
    • General Trends in the Hacker Underground
    • Reconnaissance
    • Scanning: Network Mapping, Port Scanning, and Passive Fingerprinting
    • Scanning: Wardialing and Wireless discovery
    • Network Sniffing
    • Exploiting Systems using Netcat
    • Exploiting Windows Shares for Shell Access
    • Vulnerability Scanning With Nessus
  • Chapter 5: Covering tracks
    • Covering Tracks in Unix-Linux
    • Covering Tracks on the Network
    • Covering Tracks with Steganography

Career Prospects

A GCIH certified professional has career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • GIAC Network security Tester
  • Network security administrator
  • System Analyst
  • Firewall administrator
  • Application Developer
  • Network Security Analyst

FAQs

GCIH Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the GCIH examS?
If you pass GIAC's GCIH exam you will get credit towards the following certificationS:
What is the exam registration fee?
USD 999

  • GIAC challenge certification attempt is $999
  • Certification attempts taken in conjunction with the associated SANS training course are $549

Where do I take the exam?
The GIAC exam is administered by Pearson VUE at testing centers worldwide. Click here to find a testing center near you.
What is the format of the exam?
The exam consists of linear, Multiple choice, Situational questions.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the GCFA certification, both GIAC and uCertify strongly recommend that the candidate have knowledge of lower level concepts of incident handling before moving on to more advanced topics.
How many questions are asked on the exam?
The exam contains 150 questions.
What is the duration of the exam?
240 minutes
What is the passing score?
72.7%

(on a scale of 0-1000)

What is the exam's retake policy?

In the event that you fail your first attempt at passing the GCIH, GIAC's retake Policy is:

  • You may purchase a retake exam at the cost of $499 from GIAC's website within 30 days of your listed expiration date.
  • Purchasing a retake after an exam failure extends your final certification deadline by 60 days; this includes the 30-day waiting period.
  • After 3 failed attempts, a candidate has to wait for one year to get GIAC certification.
What is the validity of the certification?
GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst certification expires 4 years from date of issue, after which the certification holder will need to renew their certification. Click here for more information.
Where can I find more information about this exam?
You can find more information about the GCIH exam from this link: http://www.giac.org/certification/certified-incident-handler-gcih

At a Glance

GCIH Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 5
Practice Tests 1 2
Total Questions (inc. quizzes) 29 463
Interactive Quizzes 15 158
Final Test No Yes

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