Cyber Security Certification: GCIH

Cyber Security Certification: GCIH


The GIAC Incident Handler certification validates a practitioner's ability to detect, respond, and resolve computer security incidents using a wide range of essential security skills. GCIH certification holders have the knowledge needed to manage security incidents by understanding common attack techniques, vectors and tools, as well as defend against and respond to such attacks when they occur.

Areas Covered

Who is GCIH for?

GCIH with CyberLive

GIAC knows that cyber security professionals need:

In response to this industry-wide need, GIAC developed CyberLive - hands-on, real-world practical testing.

CyberLive testing creates a lab environment where cyber practitioners prove their knowledge, understanding, and skill using:

Candidates are asked practical questions that require performance of real-world-like tasks that mimic specialized job roles.

Find out more about CyberLive here.

Requirements

Note:

GIAC reserves the right to change the specifications for each certification without notice. Based on a scientific passing point study, the passing point for the GCIH exam has been determined to be 70% for all candidates receiving access to their certification attempts on or after October 10th, 2020. To verify the format and passing point of your specific certification attempt, read the Certification Information found in your account at https://exams.giac.org/pages/attempts.

Delivery

NOTE: All GIAC Certification exams are web-based and required to be proctored. There are two proctoring options: remote proctoring through ProctorU, and onsite proctoring through PearsonVUE. Click here for more information.

GIAC certification attempts will be activated in your GIAC account after your application has been approved and according to the terms of your purchase. Details on delivery will be provided along with your registration confirmation upon payment. You will receive an email notification when your certification attempt has been activated in your account. You will have 120 days from the date of activation to complete your certification attempt.


Exam Certification Objectives & Outcome Statements

The topic areas for each exam part follow:

Covering Tracks on Hosts
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against methods attackers use to remove evidence of compromise on hosts.
Covering Tracks on the Network
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against methods attackers use to remove evidence of compromise on the network.
Domain Attacks
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against Domain attacks in Windows environments.
Drive-By Attacks
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against drive-by attacks in modern environments.
Endpoint Attacks and Pivoting
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against attacks against endpoints and attack pivoting.
Incident Handling and Digital Investigations
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of what Incident Handling is, why it is important, an understanding of the PICERL incident handling process, and industry best practices in Incident Handling and Digital Investigations.
Memory and Malware Investigations
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the steps necessary to perform basic memory forensics, including collection and analysis of processes and network connections and basic malware analysis.
Metasploit
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against the use of Metasploit.
Netcat
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against the use of covert tools such as netcat.
Network Investigations
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the steps necessary to perform effective digital investigations of network data.
Password Attacks
The candidate will demonstrate a detailed understanding of the three methods of password cracking.
Physical Access Attacks
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against physical access attacks.
Reconnaissance and Open-Source Intelligence
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate public and open source reconnaissance techniques.
Scanning and Mapping
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding the fundamentals of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against scanning; to discover and map networks and hosts, and reveal services and vulnerabilities.
SMB Scanning
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate reconnaissance and scanning of SMB services.
Web App Attacks
The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of how to identify, defend against, and mitigate against Web Application Attacks.

*No Specific training is required for any GIAC certification. There are many sources of information available regarding the certification objectives' knowledge areas. Practical experience is an option; there are also numerous books on the market covering Computer Information Security. Another option is any relevant courses from training providers, including SANS.*

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