GSLC - Security Leadership

GIAC's GSLC certification is an industry recognized vendor-neutral credential. The certification is proof of a person's competence across a spectrum of skills including managerial or supervisory skills for information security staff. It is basically concerned about the managerial skills of professionals. uCertify’s guaranteed certification course for 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 • 588 Practice Questions with Full Explanations • 230 Interactive Quizzes • Test History and Performance Review and Powerful Analytics • Study Planner • Continuously Updated



Prepare for the following certification

The GIAC Security Leadership Certification exam is a standalone certification from GIAC with the exam code GSLC.

The certification is targeted at security management professionals who will understand the fundamental theory of access control and various terminologies. It concernswith different management technologies such as Password management, risk management, network management etc.

Skills Measured

  • Fundamental theory of access control
  • Crypto algorithms
  • Terminology and concepts of Risk and Defense-in-Depth.
  • Basic honeypot techniques
  • Incident handling

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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 skills including managerial or supervisory skills for information security staff or work experience.

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Course/Exam Objectives

  • Lesson 1: Security Awareness
    • Vulnerability Management - Inside View
    • Vulnerability Management - Outside View
    • Vulnerability Management - User View
    • Endpoint Security
    • Access Control and Password Management
    • Building a Security Awareness Program
    • Business Situational Awareness
    • Change Management and Security
    • Facilities and Physical Security
  • Lesson 2: Security Management
    • Manager's Guide to Assessing Network Engineer
    • Managing PDA Infrastructure
    • Security Frameworks
    • Selling Security
    • Safety
    • Project Management for Security Leaders
    • Risk Management and Auditing
    • Managerial Wisdom
    • Managing Ethics
    • Managing Intellectual Property
    • Managing IT Business and Program Growth in a Globalized Marketplace
    • Managing Legal Liability
    • Managing Negotiations
    • Managing Privacy
    • Managing Security Policy
    • Managing Software Security
    • Managing Technical People
    • Managing the Mission
    • Managing the Procurement Process
    • Managing the Total Cost of Ownership
  • Lesson 3: Securing Network
    • Honeypots, Honeynets, Honeytokens, Tarpits
    • 802.11
    • The Network Infrastructure
    • The Intelligent Network
    • Web and Communications Security
    • Wireless Advantages and Bluetooth
    • Computer and Network Addressing
  • Lesson 4: Security Threats and Countermeasures
    • Quality
    • Logging
    • Defense-in-Depth
    • Defensive OPSEC
    • Disaster Recovery / Contingency Planning
    • DNS
    • Incident Handling and the Legal System
    • Incident Handling Foundations
    • Information Warfare
    • IP Terminology and Concepts
    • Malicious Software
    • Methods of Attack
    • Mitnick-Shimomura
    • Offensive OPSEC
    • Security and Organizational Structure
    • Steganography
  • Lesson 5: Cryptography
    • Cryptography Algorithms and Concepts
    • Cryptography Applications, VPNs, and IPSec
    • Cryptography Fundamentals
    • General Types of Cryptosystems

Career Prospects

A GSLC Certified Professional has several career opportunities open up to them, including:

  • Network Server Administrator
  • Firewall Administrator
  • Security Tester
  • System Administrator
  • Network Risk Assessor
  • Risk Assessment professionals, etc


Exam FAQs

What certificate do I earn on passing the exam?
If you pass CIW's exam you will get credit towards the following certification:
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 $579

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 and Situational questions.
What is the Pre-requisites of the exam?
While there are no official prerequisites to take the GSLC certification, both GIAC and uCertify strongly recommend that candidates have good knowledge of IT security and managerial skills, and are well versed with all of the exam topics before taking the certification exam.
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?

(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 GSLC examination, GIAC's retake policy is:

  • You may purchase a retake exam at the cost of $399 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's GSLC expires four 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?
To know more about the GSLC exam, click here.

At a Glance

Course Includes Free Buy
Lessons 1 5
Pre-Assessment Yes Yes
Practice Tests 0 4
Total Questions 30 588
Interactive Quizzes 15 230
Final Test No Yes

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