All GIAC exams corresponding to new certification attempts and new recertification attempts are required to be
proctored. The costs are as follows:
- GIAC certification attempt is $1,049
- Certification attempts taken in conjunction with the associated SANS training course are $599
- Recertification attempts are $399
- One Exam Format
- All GIAC certification attempts are comprised of a single exam that will cover all certification objectives.
Certification exams are four or five hours in length, depending on the specific certification attempt.
- Open Book Policy
- GIAC certification exams are open book format, but not open internet or open computer. Candidates are allowed
to bring an armfull of hardcopy books and notes into the testing room, leaving all other personal belongings outside of the testing room...
All GIAC exams corresponding to certification attempts and recertification attempts are required to be
proctored. Certification Attempt pricing remains at $1,049, and recertification attempts at $399. The cost of
GIAC certification attempts associated with SANS training is $599.
If you will be taking your certification exam in a proctored environment outside of Pearson VUE testing
centers, you will need to make sure that the computer you use meets the minimum system requirements.