Exam results will be delivered to all beta participants after the public release of the GRTP certification in late January.

What is the content of the exam?

The GRTP Certification is based on the objectives taught in the SANS SEC565 training course.

What is the structure of the exam?

The GRTP is a 2-hour exam comprised of 75 multiple choice questions that must be completed in a proctored environment. All GIAC test-taking policies apply, including the Open Book Policy.

What preparation materials are provided?

GIAC will provide two practice tests that you may attempt at your discretion. Access to SEC565 OnDemand courseware & labs will be provided within 14 days of completing registration.

When can I take the exam?

Exam scheduling opens October 26th, 2023. You'll have the option to test in-person with Pearson VUE or remotely with ProctorU. Please review the GIAC scheduling guide for additional information. Appointments must be scheduled a minimum of 72 hours prior to desired test time.

How long do I have to complete the exam?

All GRTP beta exams must be completed by November 30th, 2023. There will be no exceptions or extensions.

There is no cost to participate in the GRTP beta exam. However, failure to appear for a scheduled exam appointment, you may be charged $150 USD to compensate GIAC for the testing center fees & other associated costs.

What happens if I am unable to schedule and/or complete the exam within the beta period?

The exam will be removed from your account at the deadline.

Can I share this invite with others?

Beta participation is invite-only and non-transferrable. If you are found to have shared this invite, all involved parties will be removed from the beta and will not be eligible for future betas.

When will I know my exam results?

Exam results will be delivered to all participants immediately following the public release of GRTP. You will not receive your exam results immediately following the exam. Upon completion, your account will show a 'Completed' or 'Passed' status for the beta exam; this does not indicate a pass/fail status. We are unable to disclose exact scores or provide performance feedback for beta exams.

What happens if I pass the exam?

If you achieve a passing score, you will earn the GRTP certification, which will be valid for four years from the public release date.

What happens if I fail the exam?

If you do not achieve a passing score, you will be offered a free GRTP certification attempt following the public release. This retake attempt will not include practice tests.

Can I share my unused practice tests?

Practice tests are non-transferable. Any unused practice tests and/or beta exam attempts not used prior to November 30th, 2023, will be deleted.

Am I allowed to discuss the content of the beta exam?

Any disclosure of any part of the beta test (including practice tests) are subject to disciplinary action by the GIAC Ethics Council.

Updated 10/3/2023