GSEC Certification Training Boot Camp

Infosec offers this five-day accelerated GSEC boot camp to train and prepare you for the GIAC® Security Essentials (GSEC) certification exam, the highly desirable security certification created and administered by the Global Information Assurance Certification.

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GSEC Course Overview

Our GSEC boot camp focuses on preparing you for the GSEC exam through extensive mentoring and drill sessions, review of the entire body of knowledge, and practical question and answer scenarios, all through a seminar approach. GSEC holders demonstrate an understanding of information security that goes beyond “simple” terminology and concepts.

Our program is designed around the GSEC topic areas and provides you with a quick and proven method for mastering the huge range of knowledge defined in the GSEC Exam Certification Objectives & Outcome Statements. This intense, five-day total immersion training experience is the product of a wide range of leading industry experts and authors, and our training materials are considered the absolute best for GSEC preparation.

Attention DoD Information Assurance Workers! Meets 8570.1 Requirements

This course features intense training, and the exam is significant to IA workers in the DoD space, providing certification towards government security requirements. This includes the U.S. Department of Defense Directive 8570.01 mandate that department employees or contractors engaged in work related to information security be required to certify. The directive specifies GSEC as a choice for Information Assurance Technician Level II.

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100% Satisfaction Guarantee — If you’re not 100% satisfied with your training at the end of the first day, you may enroll in a different Flex Pro or Flex Classroom course

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GSEC Certification Details

GSEC certificate holders are expected to have an understanding of theoretical topics, including access control theory, legal aspects of incident handling and incident handling fundamentals, as well as more practical aspects, such as dealing with wireless attacks, implementing defense in depth, reading packets and securing Windows Server services.

What's Included?

  • Five days of InfoSec Institute training with a leading security expert, bringing field experience and insight
  • GSEC boot camp all-in-one digital textbook
  • GSEC sample exam questions
  • Pre-paid card to cover the cost of exam fees
  • Detailed reporting on exam readiness via your Flex Center (Flex Pro)
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
  • Add-on: Video replays of daily lessons

Who Should Attend?

  • -Network engineers

  • -Network administrators

  • -Firewall administrators

  • -Early career security professionals

  • -Anyone wanting a broad, vendor-neutral understanding of information security

What are the Prerequisites for this Course?

Prior to enrolling in the GSEC boot camp, students should have roughly 12-24 months of experience working with information systems and networking.

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Why Choose InfoSec for GSEC Training?

Industry-Leading Exam Pass Rates — 93% of our students pass their certification exams on their first attempt

Training to Fit Your Schedule — In addition to Flex Pro, the highest-quality live online training in the industry, InfoSec Institute offers Flex Classroom training around the country and learn-at-your-own pace Flex Basic courses

Experienced Instructors — InfoSec Institute instructors have at least 10 years of industry training experience and are professionals with active roles in the industry

What Our Students Are Saying

Without any question, InfoSec has the most gifted individual instructors. Our instructor for this class was both an excellent educator and a premier/world class security expert. He was able to clearly explain and impart to the students, the most complicated security techniques I have ever heard of or imagined. I simply can not find the words to recommend him and Infosec security training more highly.

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GSEC Course Syllabus

    Our instructors give you 100% of their time and dedication to ensure that your time is well spent. You receive an immersive experience with no distractions! The typical daily schedule is:

    • Day 1: Security controls
      • Introduction and course overview
      • Understanding security controls
        • Common attack methods
        • Advanced persistent threats
        • Basic defensive strategies
        • Critical security controls
        • Access control
        • Authentication and password management
        • Implementing defense in depth
        • Active defense methods and techniques
    • Day 2: Risk management and cryptography
      • Risk management
        • Cybersecurity risk terminology
        • Threat assessment process
        • Vulnerability management
        • Penetration testing techniques
        • Purpose and components of security policy
        • Business continuity and disaster recovery planning
        • Handling cyber incidents
        • Logging, monitoring and SIEM
      • Cryptography
        • Cryptographic concepts and terminology
        • Cryptographic algorithms
        • Hash functions
        • Applying cryptography
    • Day 3: Network security and virtualization
      • Network security
        • Networking fundamentals
        • Protocols and protocol stacks
        • Securing network devices
        • Network security devices
        • Endpoint security devices
        • Intrusion-resistant network architecture
        • Securing wireless networks
      • Virtualization, cloud and web security
        • Virtualization fundamentals
        • Virtualization risks
        • Securing cloud services
        • Common web application vulnerabilities
        • Secure web communications
    • Day 4: Windows and Linux security
      • Securing Windows
        • Windows OS security features overview
        • Applying permissions and privileges
        • Group policy
        • Security templates
        • Network services security
        • Managing service packs and hotfixes
        • Backups and restoration
        • Auditing Windows hosts
      • Securing Linux
        • Linux security features overview
        • Access control on Linux systems
        • Hardening Linux
        • Logging and monitoring
    • Day 5: Exam review
      • GSEC exam review

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