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GIAC Information Security Professional (GISP)

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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: Intermediate                          Status: Active

Low Cost: $999 (shortest track)               

For individuals who want to understand information security beyond simple terminology and concepts and the pragmatic applications of the Common Body of Knowledge. This certification will fill the gaps in your understanding of technical information security.

Initial Requirements:
You must pass 1 proctored exam ($999). Exams have a five hour time limit and consist of 250 questions. A passing score of 70% 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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