Renewal: Cyber Ranges / Exercises

Renewal:

GIAC Certification Renewal CPE Option: Cyber Range Activities and Exercises

Cyber Range Activities and Exercises are hands-on, interactive learning exercises that include two options:

  • DoD Hands-on Range Activities
  • SANS NetWars

The activity must be relevant to the certification being renewed, and completed within the four years prior to your GIAC certification expiration date to qualify.

Relevant Cyber Range Activities and Exercises qualify for up to a maximum 12 CPEs.

Each Cyber Range Activity or Exercise can be used to renew ONE GIAC certification.

DOD Candidates / Hands-on Range Activities:
Please complete and submit The GIAC CPE Application for Cyber Exercise and Hands-on Range Activities.
http://www.giac.org/pdfs/cyber-activities-training-app.pdf
Your Supervisor's signature is required.
The activities must have occurred over at least 2 days.

SANS NetWars:
NetWars Tournament: Please include a copy of your Certificate of Completion for 6 CPEs.
NetWars Continuous: Please include a copy of your Certificate of Completion or a copy of your Progress Report verifying you have achieved Level 3 access for 12 CPEs.

Instructions for Completing the Renewal Process

The submitting and tracking of CPE credits, assignment of CPE credits to specific certification renewals, and registrations are all completed through your online GIAC Account Dashboard.

Certification Renewal Registration:

  • Once logged in to your account, click 'Certification History.'
  • Click 'Renew Now.'
  • Click the 'Alternative CPE option to complete your renewal using your CPE submissions and assignments.
  • Click the Exam option to renew by taking the current exam for your certification.

Submitting and Tracking of CPE Credits:

  • Once logged in to your account, click 'Certification History.'
  • Click CPE - Submit and Assign Credits.
  • Click 'Submit New Credits.'
  • Select the CPE Category and Subcategory.
  • Enter your information in the fields on the submission form
  • Attach your documentation as a file or link to url.
  • Add any supporting documentation if needed.
  • Click 'Submit Request' for CPE Credit.

Assignment of CPE credits to certification renewals:

  • Once logged in to your account, click 'Certification History.'
  • Click CPE - Submit and Assign Credits.
  • For each submission previously made, click the 'Assignment' link next to your qualifying CPE submission.
  • Select your qualifying GIAC certification(s) from the drop-down list.
  • If prompted, please complete the CPE Justification by clicking 'Justify Credit Assignments.'

Questions/Comments?

Please contact cert-renewal@giac.org