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GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

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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)               

Summary:
For individuals who are qualified for IT systems hands-on roles with respect to security tasks. You must demonstrate an understanding of information security beyond simple terminology and concepts.

Initial Requirements:
You must pass 1 proctored exam ($999). Exams have a five hour time limit and consist of 180 questions. A passing score of 73.9% 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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