Computer Requirements

Computer Requirements

Introduction

In order to deliver a GIAC exam in an environment outside of those supported through our third-party proctor provider, you will need to make sure that the computer and network you use meet the following requirements.

If you have any questions or concerns about meeting these requirements, please contact proctor@giac.org for assistance.

System Requirements

  • Desktop or laptop computer (tablets and other mobile devices are *not* supported)
  • 15-inch or larger display screen
  • Display set to 1024x768 pixel screen resolution or greater with minimum 16-bit color depth
  • Mouse and keyboard required (touch screen is *not* supported)
  • Broadband internet access required (slow/unstable networks such as cellular, satellite, dial-up *not* recommended)
  • Ethernet network connection is preferred

Browser Requirements

  • Current version of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge
  • JavaScript enabled
  • Cookies enabled
  • HTML5 canvas support enabled
  • iFrame support enabled
  • WebSockets enabled

Network Requirements

  • Broadband internet access required (slow/unstable networks such as cellular, satellite, dial-up *not* recommended)
  • TCP port 443 open
  • WebSockets enabled for HTTPS over TCP port 443

Firewall Rule Policy

Domain Names

  • *.giac.org
  • *.giac.net
  • *.sans.org
  • *.labondemand.com
  • *.learnondemandsystems.com
  • *.learnondemand.net
  • *.holsystems.com
  • *.pingdom.net

IP Ranges

  • 45.60.31.34
  • 45.60.103.34
  • 104.214.106.0/25
  • 206.196.30.0/26
  • 103.18.85.0/24
  • 67.214.104.0/24
  • 185.254.59.0/24

Compatibility Test

In order to verify conformance to the requirements listed above, please run our automated test.