GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
Course: No Specific training is required for any GIAC certification. If candidates need help in mastering the objectives for this certification, there are many sources of information available. Practical experience is one option; there are also numerous books on the market covering Computer Information Security. Another option is SANS training, or any relevant courses from other training providers.
*Target: Individuals responsible for network and host monitoring, traffic analysis, and intrusion detection GIAC Certified Intrusion Analysts (GCIAs) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to configure and monitor intrusion detection systems, and to read, interpret, and analyze network traffic and related log files.
Requirements: 1 proctored exam – 150 questions – 4-hour time limit – 67.3% (101 of 150 questions) minimum passing scoreGIAC reserves the right to change the specifications for each certification without notice. A scientific passing point study was conducted for the exam. The passing point for the GCIA exam has been determined to be 67.3% for all candidates receiving access to their certification attempts on or after 06/25/2009.Passing point information for all exams is defined in the “Read Me First” Certification Information presented before candidates start their exam.
Renewal:Every 4 years
Delivery: Exams are delivered online through a standard web browser. For exams purchased with SANS training, access to the exam will be available 7-10 days following the end of the conference. Standalone challenge exams are issued within 24 hours upon receipt of payment. You will receive an email from GIAC when your exam has been issued to your portal account. You have 120 days to complete the exam from the time we send notice that it is available. The exams are proctored and should be scheduled using our