GISF - Information Security Fundamentals

The GCIA's GIAC Information Security Fundamentals certification is an industry recognized vendor neutral-credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills includingsecurity issues and make candidate able to handle different issues regarding security, information resources and risk management. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for GISF 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 • 295 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 150 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



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The GIAC Information Security Fundamentals certification exam is a standalone certification from GIAC with the exam code GISF.The certification is targeted atthose candidates who want to make their career bright and need an overview of information assurance. Managers, Information Security Officers, and System Administrators who need an overview of risk management and defense in depth techniques are appropriate for GIAC GISF certification.

The exam covers key concepts of information security including, understanding the threats and risks to information and information resources, identifying best practices that can be used to protect them, and learning to diversify our protection strategy. It will help them to bridge the gap that often exists between managers and system administrators.

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GISF Course Duration

This is a self-paced, independent study program, so there is no minimum or maximum restriction. 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 3-4 weeks if you have have a good knowledge of IT security. You should plan on devoting 2-3 hours every day.

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GISF Course/Exam Objectives

  • Chapter 1: Security fundamentals
    • Applying OODA Loops.
    • Different types of attack scenarios and methodologies and the countermeasures?
    • Attacks and Countermeasures - Exploiting people and software.
  • Chapter 2: Cryptography
    • Understand the Cryptographic Algorithms.
    • Understand the Cryptosystems.
  • Chapter 3: Applying Security
    • Fundamentals of Hashing & Digital Signatures.
    • Implementing & Assessing Security Policy.
    • Implementing Security Principles.
    • Building a Security Policy.
    • Information Assurance Pillars and Enablers
  • Chapter 4: Network Security
    • Introduction to Network Communications.
    • Introduction to Security Policy.
    • Networking 101.
    • OSI Network Layer.
    • OSI Transport Layer
    • Wireless Technology Overview.
  • Chapter 5: Information Security Management
    • Overview of Security Principles
    • Personnel Screening & Terms of Employment.
    • Public Key Infrastructure (PKI).
    • Real World Perimeter Policy Assessment.
    • Risk & Vulnerability Management.
    • Security as a Process (Access Control & Hardening).
    • Security as a Process (prevention phase) - Auditing, Physical Security, Detection & Response.
    • Security as a Process (prevention phase) - The Operational Environment.
    • Security as a Process - Incident Detection & Response Phases.
    • Security Awareness
    • Security in the Enterprise.
    • Security Perspectives
    • Security Process & Risk Analysis
    • Understanding Security Concepts.
    • Information Assurance Challenges
    • Information Assurance Pillars and Enablers
  • Chapter 6: Defense in Depth
    • Defense In Depth (Applications)
    • Defense In Depth (Border)
    • Defense In Depth (Computers)
    • Defense In Depth (DMZ)
    • Defense In Depth (Firewalls)
    • Defense In Depth (IDS)
    • Defense In Depth (Incident Handling)
    • Defense In Depth (Making the Most of Your Opportunities with Others).
    • Defense In Depth (Measuring Progress)
    • Defense In Depth (Site Network)

Career Prospects

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

  • Information Security Officer
  • IT Professional

At a Glance

GISF Course Includes Free Buy
Chapters 1 6
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 4
Total Questions 30 295
Interactive Quizzes 15 150
Final Test No Yes

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