GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) - Only 5 Days

Four reasons why you should sit your GSEC course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be GSEC trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 5-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your GSEC course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass GSEC first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study GSEC with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 65.217 students saving more than one million hours since 2001

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 65.217 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.56% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Good knowledge and experience on Cyber Security for ICS."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21.11.2016 to 25.11.2016)

"Firebrand provided a first class course and testing centre and makes getting the certification very simple. Having both training and exam in a single centre was very helpful."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21.11.2016 to 25.11.2016)

"Perfect!"
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21.11.2016 to 25.11.2016)

"Great course with big knowledge in a team of different experiences."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (21.11.2016 to 25.11.2016)

"The centre is very well equipped, with many courses going on at the same time but all independent. The shared meal-times and general communal facilities at Wyboston are great. The lecturer was well prepared, the course was well structured and the materials were good in support of the learning objectives."
Dave Pearson. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (30.10.2017 to 3.11.2017)

"Course was interactive, and beneficial with extensive content. Food was plentiful, good facilities with friendly staff."
Roman Hill, Fiserv . - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.9.2017 to 8.9.2017)

"Very impressed with the details of the course and thanks to the instructor for assisting us and guiding us through the course. "
Anjay Mandalia, WOODGROUP . - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.9.2017 to 8.9.2017)

"A very informative and enjoyable experience."
I.M.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.9.2017 to 8.9.2017)

"5 Day GICSP is lead by an absolutely brilliant instructor. His wealth of knowledge is evident and his passion for the subject unmatched. He brought to life the training with real world scenarios and practical tips. I would strongly recommend this to any practitioner/aspiring professional within the ICS space."
L.S.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.9.2017 to 8.9.2017)

"Great teaching from skilled and experienced instructors."
Thomas Tronier-Rasmussen, DONG Energy Denmark. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13.3.2017 to 17.3.2017)

"Our instructor for GICSP was very knowledgeable and very experienced, and this experience added a lot of value to the training that we received at Wyboston Lakes. The venue itself is also very good and lends itself well to intensive training courses. By the end of the week, we had developed camaraderie among the class, and a high degree of confidence that we will be able to pass our certification exams in the near future."
Robert Barnes. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13.3.2017 to 17.3.2017)

"Our Trainer was extremely knowledgeable, helpful and very good at explaining things. Facilities and accommodation very good. No complaints especially as I passed."
D.H, Northumbrian Water Ltd. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13.6.2016 to 17.6.2016)

"The real world experience from the instructor proves invaluable - a lot to learn not just about passing the exam"
Nicolas Goupil. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (13.6.2016 to 17.6.2016)

"This was my first experience with Firebrand and it went really well. The course was really intense and we were going through a lot. One thing, I would like to mention is that you should have a good and solid knowledge prior to taking this course, purely due to volume of material you have to go through. Facilities and Environment was really good. You have all the tools that you need to make it a successful training. Instructor was really knowledgeable and had lots of hands on experience. Definitely recommend to anyone."
D.I.. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7.9.2015 to 11.9.2015)

"Firebrand Training is the best training centre ever! I have experienced extended help from my instructor when I decided not to sit for my exam due to a health problem, and was able to encourage me on when I should sit and pass my exam. Firebrand can help you to find the hiding talent you have."
Zaituni Mmari, eProcess international S.A (ECOBANK GROUP). - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7.9.2015 to 11.9.2015)

"Excellent facility, instruction and accommodation. Felt well prepared for the exam although it is important to remember to attend to the pre-requisites before arriving. Thanks for an immersive and successful week."
T.R., E.ON UK. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (7.9.2015 to 11.9.2015)

"Great training facility and as long as you're willing to put the work in, you will get value from any Firebrand course."
P.A, Chemring Technology Solutions. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (26.1.2015 to 30.1.2015)

"Excellent facilities and course diversity. Instructor was again excellent and the boot camp style of learning beneficial to my learning style."
E.B, Chemring Technology Solutions. - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (26.1.2015 to 30.1.2015)

"Good balance between training and self-study time. Very good trainer. Good accommodation and catering."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.5.2015 to 8.5.2015)

"+ Place was nice + Training rooms good + Trainer open for discussions"
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.5.2015 to 8.5.2015)

"I learned a lot and the course helped me to prepare for the exam. The trainer was very competent and all the staff was nice and polite."
Anonymous - GIAC Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP) (5 days) (4.5.2015 to 8.5.2015)

"Firebrand has a great concept and takes care of everything. Great trainer make this program well worth the money!"
Felix Ritscher. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (7 days) (23.10.2017 to 29.10.2017)

"Excellent Training, will come back to Firebrand!"
Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Siram, European Space Agency. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (16.10.2017 to 21.10.2017)

"Full power cloud security - one week good for a month of knowledge!"
O. K.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (16.10.2017 to 21.10.2017)

"Intense and rewarding training. The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject. I have recommended Firebrand Training to my colleagues. "
Maik Ellinger. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (16.10.2017 to 21.10.2017)

"A very good group, homogenous, good level of knowledge. Nice hotel, good food. "
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Program Management Professional (PgMP)® (3 days) (4.10.2017 to 6.10.2017)

"Great support during training and good location."
Anonymous - ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM Zertifizierung) (4 days) (25.9.2017 to 28.9.2017)

"Very good and motivating lectures."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (25.9.2017 to 30.9.2017)

"Our instructor was an excellent trainer. Both very much knowledge and very good at explaining concepts."
Myles Boddy. - ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM Zertifizierung) (4 days) (25.9.2017 to 28.9.2017)

"Fast, focused, phenomenal. Thank you Firebrand!"
Janos Zsolt Szemberi. - ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM Zertifizierung) (4 days) (25.9.2017 to 28.9.2017)

"Great experience with a lot of learning material. I would recommend at least some basic preparation."
F. S.. - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)

"Good way to study and refresh your memory directly before taking the exam."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (7 days) (4.9.2017 to 10.9.2017)

"Great course."
C. W.. - ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA Zertifizierung) (4 days) (28.8.2017 to 31.8.2017)

"Very detailed and well elaborated course content. Highly skilled and target oriented trainer. He is doing an excellent job. I really liked the whole training process and proceedings. "
Bikramjit Singh, Brunel GmbH. - ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Advanced Test Manager Certification (3 days) (23.8.2017 to 25.8.2017)

"Very good trainer and perfect organization."
Wolfgang Krane. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (10.7.2017 to 15.7.2017)

"Im very satisfied with the course and instructor. A lot of knowledge in a short time provided in very clear form. "
S.G.. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (10.7.2017 to 15.7.2017)

"Firebrand provided a great training and learning experience in a comfortable environment. "
Mo Cashman, McAfee. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (10.7.2017 to 15.7.2017)

"Trainings from Firebrand work well as I've experienced myself for CISA and now CISM. Thanks!"
Anonymous - ISACA Certified Information Security Manager (CISM Zertifizierung) (4 days) (26.6.2017 to 29.6.2017)

"Firebrand recommended! Good enviroment, good instruction."
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (15.5.2017 to 19.5.2017)

"Intense course and a lot of information covered. Pace was good and examples made the course interesting to listen to."
Anonymous - ISO 22301 Lead Implementer (3 days) (20.3.2017 to 22.3.2017)

"Everything fits perfectly together, competence and learning enviroment, would do it at any time again."
Anonymous - ISO 22301 Lead Implementer (3 days) (20.3.2017 to 22.3.2017)

"Loads of information sliced into comprehensible slices to gain a great overview on a huge topic without wasting time."
Anonymous - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 zertifiziertes Training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (19.12.2016 to 21.12.2016)

"Very professional, high quality, good atmosphere, good training material. Highly recommend."
Anonymous - ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (19.12.2016 to 21.12.2016)

"Excellent and professionally organized!"
Anonymous - ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (19.12.2016 to 21.12.2016)

"Excellent all round, from hotel to instructor top marks."
Anonymous - ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (19.12.2016 to 21.12.2016)

"10 star ranking for our instructor, as in the last courses."
Anonymous - ISO 9001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (19.12.2016 to 21.12.2016)

"The course itself is hard. But anyway - it is a good way to gather required knowledge. Thank you."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP - Certified Information Systems Security Professional (7 days) (5.12.2016 to 11.12.2016)

"The course is a good preparation and reflects the philosophy of ISACA very well."
Anonymous - ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA Zertifizierung) (4 days) (5.12.2016 to 7.12.2016)

"The course covered everything I need for preparation and motivation for the exam."
Anonymous - ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA Zertifizierung) (4 days) (5.12.2016 to 7.12.2016)

"The training is hard but you will never get better prepared for an exam."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (28.11.2016 to 3.12.2016)

On this accelerated Firebrand course, you'll prove you’re qualified for hands-on IT system security tasks and get GIAC GSEC certified in just five days. Fill the gaps in your IT security knowledge and build a solid foundation of security skills, principles and techniques – this certification is ideal for entry-level security professionals, operations personnel and managers alike.

You’ll learn how to design and build network architecture, run Windows/Linux command line tools, install VMware to create virtual machines and design an effective security policy for your organisation.

Build a solid base of effective IT security knowledge with GSEC

Apply your new knowledge within your organisation immediately. On Firebrand's accelerated GSEC course, you’ll study:

  • Networking concepts
  • Defense in-depth
  • Internet security technologies
  • Secure communications
  • Windows security
  • Unix/Linux security

Firebrand's course will prepare you for the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) exam certification and provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC401: Security Essentials

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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802.11 Attacks & countermeasures

Different 802.11 protocols, common wireless attacks and how to prevent them.

Access Control Theory

The fundamental theory of access control.

Alternate Network Mapping Techniques

Network mapping techniques an attacker might use to examine wireless networks, and public switched telephony networks. You will also learn how to identify the basic penetration techniques at a high level.

Authentication and Password Management

The role of authentication controls, how they are managed, and the methods used to control access to systems.

Common Types of Attacks

Identify the most common attack methods, as well as the basic strategies used to mitigate those threats.

Contingency Planning

Critical aspect of contingency planning with a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) and Disaster Recover Plan (DRP).

Critical Security Controls

The background, history and purpose of the Critical Security Controls.

Crypto Concepts

Demonstrate a high-level understanding of the mathematical concepts which contribute to modern cryptography.

Crypto Fundamentals

Core concepts of cryptography and the three main algorithms.

Defense-in-Depth

The terminology and concepts of Risk and Defense-in-Depth, including threats and vulnerabilities.

DNS

High-level understanding of the Domain Name System architecture.

Firewalls

Fundamental understanding of firewalling technologies and techniques.

Honeypots

Basic honeypot techniques and common tools used to set up honeypots.

ICMP

The structure and purpose of ICMP, as well as the fields in a ICMP datagram header.

Incident Handling Fundamentals

The concepts of incident handling and the six-step incident handling process.

Information Warfare

Information warfare methods and defense.

Intrusion Detection Overview

Overall concepts of Intrusion Detection.

IP Packets

Build an understanding of how the IP protocol works.

IPS Overview

Demonstrate a high-level understanding of how IPS systems operate.

IPv6

Develop a high-level understanding of the IPv6 protocol.

Legal Aspects of Incident Handling

The basic legal issues in incident and evidence handling.

Linux/Unix Configuration Fundamentals

Linux/Unix fundamental configuration settings, including file permissions, user accounts, groups, and passwords, and commands used to display information and run backups.

Linux/Unix Logging and Log Management

Various logging capabilities and log file locations common to Linux operating systems.

Linux/Unix OS Security Tools and Utilities

How to use key security utilities and tools that are available for Linux/Unix systems, including file integrity, host firewalls, and applications such as SELinux.

Linux/Unix Overview

Different variants of Linux/Unix, the Linux file system, and important commands.

Linux/Unix Patch Management

Process of patch management, best practices, and common patch management tools and techniques for Linux/Unix systems.

Linux/Unix Process and Service Management

How to manage Linux/Unix processes, run levels, and services, and best practices for common processes and services.

Mitnick-Shimomura

Details of the famous Mitnick-Shimomura attack, as well as what we can learn from this attack to appropriately protect our networks today against these vulnerabilities. You will also demonstrate an understanding of the strategies that would have prevented the Mitnick attack.

Network Addressing

Essentials of IP addressing, subnets, CIDR and netmasks.

Network Fundamentals

Basic network hardware, topologies and, architectures.

Network Mapping and Scanning

The common tools attackers use to scan systems and the techniques used to create a network map.

Network Protocol

Properties and functions of network protocols and network protocol stacks.

Policy Framework

Purpose and components of policy.

Protecting Data at Rest

Functionality of PGP cryptosystems and how they operate.

Public Key Infrastructure PKI

How PKI works and the key components for managing keys.

Reading Packets

How to decode a packet from hexadecimal output.

Risk Management

Terminology and basic approaches to Risk Management.

Securing Windows Server Services

Basic measures in securing Windows IIS, SQL, and Terminal Servers.

Steganography Overview

The different methods of steganography, as well as some of the common tools used to hide data with steganography.

TCP

The structure and purpose of TCP, as well as the fields in a TCP datagram header.

UDP

The structure and purpose of UDP, as well as the fields in a UDP datagram header.

Virtual Private Networks VPNs

Build a high-level understanding of VPNs and identify IPSec and non-IPSec protocols used for VPN communications.

Viruses and Malicious Code

You will demonstrate an understanding of what malicious code is, how it propagates and why it is such an expensive problem. Additionally, you will demonstrate an understanding of the attack vectors leveraged by recent malicious code attacks.

Vulnerability Management Overview

Demonstrate the ability to perform reconnaissance and resource protection to manage vulnerabilities, and address threats and vectors.

Vulnerability Scanning

How data generated from a port scanner like nmap, and vulnerability assessment tools like nessus can be used to examine systems, ports and applications in more depth to secure an environment.

Web Application Security

Build an understanding of web application security and common vulnerabilities including CGI, cookies, SSL and active content.

Windows Auditing

The techniques and technologies used to audit Windows hosts.

Windows Automation and Configuration

The techniques and technologies used to automate configuration.

Windows Network Security Overview

Basic measures in securing a Windows host, including managing services and VPNs.

Windows Permissions & User Rights

How permissions are applied in the Windows NT File System, Shared Folder, Encrypting File System, Printer, Registry Key, Active Directory, and how User Rights are applied.

Windows Security Templates & Group Policy

The features and functionality of Group Policy and best practices for locking down systems.

Windows Service Packs, Hotfixes and Backups

How to manage Windows Service Packs and Hotfixes, as well as backups and restoration for a network of Windows hosts.

Windows Workgroups, Active Directory and Group Policy Overview

Basic security infrastructure of local accounts, workgroups, Active Directory and Group Policy.

Wireless Overview

Build a fundamental understanding of wireless technologies including Bluetooth and Zigbee.

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This course will prepare you for the following exam. The exam fee is not included in the course price. If you wish to take the exam, we’ll provide instructions on how to register with GIAC.

GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)

  • 180 questions
  • 5 hour time limit
  • 73% minimum passing score

You will be required to renew your GSEC certification every four years through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE) credits.

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Included:

  • Official Firebrand courseware

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 0720-880599.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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You do not need to possess any prerequisites for this certification.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 0720-880599 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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