GIAC GISF : GIAC Information Security Fundamentals Exam
The GIAC GISF: GIAC Information Security Fundamentals Exam is designed for industry professionals who write, implement, or adhere to policies for disaster recovery and business continuity. In order to begin preparing for this exam, a candidate is encouraged to enroll in the SANS training course: SEC301: Intro to Information Security.
The GIAC GISF exam will be proctored. The test will contain an approximate range of 75 questions, and a candidate will be provided with 120 minutes in which to complete the exam. In order to pass this test, a candidate is going to need to obtain a minimum score of 70.7% or better.
A significant portion of the GIAC GISF exam is going to be devoted to testing a candidate's knowledge of Attacks and Countermeasures. Here, a candidate will need to demonstrate an understanding of different attack scenarios and methodologies, attacks targeting each OSI layer and countermeasures used to prevent those attacks, amongst other items.
Other topics that will appear on the GISF exam include Designing and Implementing Networks, Fundamental Security Concepts, Security as a Process, and Defense In Depth. These are general guidelines for the content of the exam, and additional questions about related material may appear.