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GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)

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This vendor-neutral Certification is Offered By:
SANS (System Administration, Networking, and Security) Institute
Bethesda, MD USA
Phone: 301-654-7267
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Skill Level: Foundation                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $999 (shortest track)               

For Managers, Information Security Officers, and System Administrators who need an overview of risk management and defense in depth techniques. This track is for anyone who writes, implements, or must adhere to, disaster recovery or business continuity policies.

Initial Requirements:
You must pass 1 proctored exam ($999). The exam has a 2-hour time limit and consist of 75 questions. A passing score of 70.7% is required. Exams are administered at Kryterion test centers. Training is available but not required.

Continuing Requirements:
You must recertify every 4 years by meeting certification maintenance unit (CMU) requirements or by retaking the standard exam. CMUs can be earned by attending approved training or publishing a technical research paper. You must also pay a maintenance fee of $399.

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