GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your GISF course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You’ll be trained in just 3 days.
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals
  3. Pass GISF first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll get award-winning training. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,197 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use labs, case studies and practice tests to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,197 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.51% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"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 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)

"Great course with a brilliant course teacher. The instructor managed to dumb down complex concepts and made an interactive educative environment."
Mohammad B, CRMCS Consultancy. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (3/7/2017 to 6/7/2017)

"The training is very good. It is not passive, so you have to work hard, but you get all the key information you need to build upon - with your own reading and revision adding the extra insight needed for the exam. My expectation before the course was that I might pass one of the three exams, but I soon realised that if I was prepared to work in the evenings as the instructor encouraged us all to, then I could get through them all (so far Ive passed 2 with one more this afternoon!). It was up to me now. Having passed an MCP in server 2003 through self-study - which took nearly 12 months - I was very impressed with how much you can learn when able to get the answers you need from a subject matter expert and how quickly you can get through a single exam - a matter of a few days. The labs were also very useful for getting hands-on experience and testing out what you had learned during the day. In terms of the accommodation and food, it was excellent - a small issue with my shower was fixed within hours and the staff are all friendly and very professional. You get a very good choice of food and if you prefer a low carb diet like myself then thats no problem. If you prefer to relax in the evening then there is a decent bar where you can take some time out with your new friends. "
Ben Kane, Euro Recycling. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)

"Excellent learning environment, knowledgeable staff. Well paced course syllabus."
Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)

"A thoroughly rewarding experience that focus the mind on your course of choice without external distraction."
Anonymous - BCS CISMP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)

"Training here is a very high standard with the tutor going into granular detail on each subject. Not only did we go through course material, we went through how these are applied into the day to day running of a business. New skills here will be taken back and implemented into my working environment."
Richard Smith , Redcare 5G. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)

"The instructor's knowledge and experience were invaluable, always ready to explain further, a great sense of humour and kept the pace of the course at the right tempo. Firebrand staff - first class; no job to big or too small, really helpful."
Paul Stubbs. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)

"This is the best way to succeed in certification and qualification training in a very short space of time."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)

"Best value for money and your time, you will be train and certified in time specified. Learning is geared towards giving you insight into the subject and also focuses on getting you certified."
Imran Akhter. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)

"5th Course at firebrand, and as always a great experience. Trainers are friendly and willing to answer most any questions you may have, even if they have to get back to you later 10/10"
Ethan ODonnell. - Microsoft Windows Server 2016 - Networking (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"Always a good experience with Firebrand, a totally immersive learning environment perfectly suited to learning new skills. Instructors are knowledgeable and always available, no matter what time of day or night!"
Kris Dunn. - (ISC)2 Certified Cloud Security Professional (CCSP) (6 days) (26/6/2017 to 1/7/2017)

"This is my second visit to the training centre and I have found that on both occasions, the training has been well paced and easy to understand. Would highly recommend to anyone."
James Elmer, BMPA. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"The course was great. Lots of information to take in,but the pace was definitely manageable. Gareth was friendly and answered any questions asked! Food is also a bonus! I would 100% recommend that anyone doing these courses does the pre-reading as it was massively helpful to do this. Rather than having to learn everything on the course which would have been full-on, you could use the course to fill in any holes in your knowledge."
Kristian Ward, Switch Networks. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"I really enjoyed my course at Firebrand. The instructor really knew his stuff and delivered all the content in a quick and easy to understand manner."
Tom Baker, Merlin Entertainments. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"Very good, lots of information, good structure to the course."
Andrew M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"The instructor was a CompTIA Guru, he knew tons about SEC+/N+ and the computers in the room were the best. Food was good also."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"Really good teacher and makes the lesson and material interesting and easy to follow."
Anonymous - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (28/6/2017 to 30/6/2017)

"good week and got the certification eta the end of it :)"
JJ Philips. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)

"At the age of 60 I decided to take CISSP just to prove to my colleagues that I did know what I was talking about. fortunately I passed. At the age of 61 I passed CCSP and now at the age of 62 Im taking ISSAP fingers crossed"
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSAP (4 days) (26/6/2017 to 29/6/2017)

"Great course, Tutor and facilities."
Michael Armstrong , NECS. - Cisco CCNP (Routing & Switching) (8 days) (25/6/2017 to 2/7/2017)

"Very happy with the course and cannot wait to come back for mtadev in a couple of months. Definitely enjoy server work."
Jamie H., Watchfinder&co. - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2016 (11 days) (24/6/2017 to 4/7/2017)

"The course was good, staff at the training center go above and beyond to help with anything possible. Staff where giving out bottles of water due to the heat over the weekend!"
Simon Leyland, Prodo Digital. - App and Web Development Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (19/6/2017 to 20/6/2017)

"Whole week was well organised and run. Would recommend to anyone without hesitation. "
Kevin Vigar, Arqiva. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)

"Firebrand offer a good way to get certified quickly. Its very intense and perhaps does not suit everyone. However the total immersion of a residential course is an excellent way to get through content quickly."
Tim Goldfield, Geek Guru Ltd. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)

"Firebrand Training brings focus, you are completely submersed in the training and it allows for dedicated training. The facility is secluded enough to ensure that there are no temptations to wonder away from study. Whilst it is not military training it is regimented enough to provide you with the best possible out come."
Stewart Taylor, Director and Owner of Taylormade Information Security Ltd. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)

"The location was exceptional and very conducive to learning. The instructors and support staff were knowledgeable, supportive and professional. The food wasnt bad either. "
Chris White. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (19/6/2017 to 25/6/2017)

"Course content very good and meaningful for critical legislation changes. Trainers knowledgeable in the subject and communicated subject very well."
Anonymous - Data Protection General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Masterclass (3 days) (15/5/2017 to 17/5/2017)

"This is an excellent facility to get away from the office and concentrate on the course which is intense."
Mike Vale, University of Manchester. - Data Protection General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Masterclass (3 days) (15/5/2017 to 17/5/2017)

"Have been to Firebrand several times and the training is of a high standard. Great way to get qualified in a short time."
Richard Smith, Redcare (5G Communications). - Microsoft MCSA: Windows Server 2012 R2 (9 days) (13/5/2017 to 21/5/2017)

"Doing courses at Firebrand is one of the best things that have happened in my life and career this year. Thanks Firebrand"
Rami Al Dhafiri, Boubyan Bank. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (15/5/2017 to 21/5/2017)

"If you are prepared to attend an intense training course, Firebrand is for you. After 3 days of training, I gained a huge amount of knowledge. Just be ready to learn! And take your skills to the next level."
Mark Cunningham, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (16/5/2017 to 19/5/2017)

"Firebrand provides great training with brilliant instructors. The course was enjoyable and the resources I had access to were fantastic"
Azimuth Jenkins, Capgemini. - Microsoft Specialist: Dynamics CRM 2016 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (16/5/2017 to 19/5/2017)

"Firebrand have exceptional facilities and the staff/ tutors are excellent. Ive learned so much, with no real prior knowledge in just 10 days. I cant wait to come back in June for my next course."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy. - ISTQB Firebrand's Training for ISTQB's Foundation Software Tester Certification (2 days) (8/5/2017 to 9/5/2017)

"I've found the training at Firebrand to be extremely useful and have been able to appreciate the help and support from the staff at Firebrand. My days here have been well structured and knowledge filled. I would definitely consider any future training I may do, to be done at Firebrand. "
R.H, Computer-eyez. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (8/5/2017 to 14/5/2017)

"Very professional, interesting, comprehensive training! "
Michal Jarosinski, UTILITA.ENERGY. - Microsoft MTA Networking, Security & Windows Server Administration (6 days) (8/5/2017 to 13/5/2017)

"Ive been successfully training with Firebrand for some years now. Cisco up till now (CCNA, CCDA, CCNP & CCDP), so CEH this time round was something totally different. Hard work and challenging, but really enjoyed it. Firebrand have certainly got this type of training sorted!"
Andrew Ian Trow, Harmonic. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (8/5/2017 to 12/5/2017)

"Firebrand has best place, friendly environment and best instructors"
Rami Aldhafiri, Boubyan Bank. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (8/5/2017 to 12/5/2017)

"I've learnt a lot in the four days of being at Firebrand. I have learnt more in these past few days than I did in a period of weeks during my time at school. Looking forward to the next course!"
M.E, Alcom Computing . - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (8/5/2017 to 11/5/2017)

Gain an introduction to information security in just three days on this accelerated GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) course.

If you have little to no background in Informtation Technology, your GISF training will give you a solid grounding in security concepts, principles and terms. You'll bridge the gap that often exists between managers and system administrators.

During your accelerated GISF course you'll cover topics including:

  • Authentication, Authorisation, Accountability
  • Data Protection
  • Networking Policy and Procedures

You'll develop the skills to better protect your business, which can often hinge upon the fundamentals covered during your training.

Firebrand's course will prepare you for the GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) exam certification and provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC301: Intro to Information Security

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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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Authentication, Authorisation, Accountability (AAA)

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of access controls and effective authentication, authorisation and accountability

Configuration Management and Change Control

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of maintaining security through configuration management and change control

Cryptography Fundamentals

  • The candidate will demonstrate a fundamental understanding of cryptographic algorithms and how cryptography is used to protect information and communications

Data Protection

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of protecting data through data classification, business continuity, disaster recovery, data loss prevention, and incident response

Information Security Principles and Risk Management

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of fundamental information security and risk management concepts

Networking Foundations

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of the OSI model, networking protocols, and other network-related concepts

Networking Security

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing networks from common attacks against wired, wireless, VoIP, virtual and cloud based network services

Security Policy and Procedures

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of operational security through effective policies, procedures, security awareness, and physical security controls

Systems Security

  • The candidate will demonstrate an understanding of securing systems, applications and mobile devices from

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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 Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) exam

  • 75 questions
  • Time limit of 2 hours
  • Minimum Passing Score of 70%

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

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All students receive a comprehensive set of course notes, hand-outs, slides and references

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 080 80 800 888.

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, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, 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 080 80 800 888 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.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888