Renewal: Cyber Ranges / Exercises


Cyber Ranges / Exercises

Relevant Cyber Range Activities and Exercises are hands-on, interactive learning exercises that can be used can be used to demonstrate ongoing competency in the Information Security field related to the certification(s) being renewed.

There are 2 types of acceptable Cyber Range Activities and Exercises:

1. DoD Hands-on Range Activities include but not limited to:
  • Defense Industry Joint Cyber Incident Tabletop Exercise
  • CyberFlag
  • National level, Joint Service and Inter-Agency exercises
2. SANS NetWars activities include:
  • Cyber Defense NetWars
  • DFIR NetWars Tournament
  • DFIR NetWars Continuous
  • GRID NetWars
  • ICS NetWars
  • NetWars Cybercity
  • NetWars Courses
  • NetWars Continuous
  • NetWars Experience
  • The number of CPEs varies by activity.
    1. DoD Hands-On Range Activities: 12 CPEs per 2 days
    2. SANS Netwars:
      • Netwars Tournament: 6 CPEs per completed tournament
      • Netwars Continuous: 12 CPEs per completion of level 3
  • A maximum of 12 CPEs per renewal can be used from this category.
  • CPEs earned in this category can be applied to 1 GIAC certification.
  • The activity must be completed within the four-year period in which your certification is currently valid.

Required Supporting Documentation:

  • Certificate of Completion
    • 1. DOD Candidates / Hands-on Range Activities:
      • Your Supervisor's signature is required.
      • The activities must have occurred over at least 2 days.
    • 2. 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.

If documentation is not provided at time of submission, it will be rejected. You may resubmit once you have the proper documentation.