GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) - Only 5 Days

Seven 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 trained in just 5 days.
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals
  3. Pass GSEC 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 65,158 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 65,158 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.55% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"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 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 trainer, great experience learned a lot and hope to be able to use it all at my company."
Kale Cooper, RRO. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"Excellent facilities and delivery of training. A tried and tested process, well executed. Good services by all staff. "
Jason Christopher Barford, Assured security services. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"A very effective and time efficient way of being immersed into a new knowledge set. The scope, structure and applicability of this course content and certification is excellent."
Tim Stewart. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (16/10/2017 to 18/10/2017)

"My second time with Firebrand and again an excellent presenter, which ensured I passed first time. Will be back again soon."
Adrian Finn, TalkTalk. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (9/10/2017 to 11/10/2017)

"Great Course. I've gone from little knowledge of AWS to understanding lots about the AWS cloud stack in a short amount of time!"
M.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Firebrand taught me 2 months ago for a networking course and was just as good this time, highly recommend Firebrand. Until next time!"
Jordan Duncan, LSI Architects. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"This is now the 3rd time I have attended a Firebrand course and still cannot fault them. Each instructor I've had has been extremely knowledge and helpful. I have recommended FB to many colleagues."
Laura OConnor, Utilita Energy Limited. - Microsoft MTA Security Fundamentals (2 days) (6/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"The course was intensive with a lot to take in during a short period but you have every resource you need. Great Staff, great atmosphere and you get well looked after too. I'll be back!"
D.W.. - Microsoft MCSE: Messaging (Exchange 2016) (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"Fun, friendly place with a vast array of information available as well as 24/7 services present."
Sam Clark, Computask. - ITIL® Foundation Certification (2 days) (5/10/2017 to 6/10/2017)

"Excellent tutor, all explained clearly and in detail."
Arkadiusz Rycyk, Environ Audio Ltd. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"The teaching was dynamic, engaging, immersive and knowledgeable. The instructor made complex concepts simple. I enjoyed the course very much. "
Richard Barnes, Whale Tankers. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"Intense but very rewarding course, learned a lot in a few days."
S.S.. - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"The course was very intense and very informative, real examples were given to concepts hard to understand."
Anonymous - Microsoft Specialist: Programming in C# (4 days) (2/10/2017 to 5/10/2017)

"I would recommend the accelerated training with Firebrand. It was comprehensive and well structured with good facilities at the training centre. "
Chris Porton. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)

"Every time we come to Firebrand we always have a brilliant time learning & making new friends."
Amy Hooper. - ISO 27001 Lead Auditor (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)

"Excellent training again, great level of knowledge and depth of the subject."
Anonymous - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"I chose Firebrand training based on previous training experiences. It works out cost effective and a productive means of undertaking training over a shorter period of days. My experience of this course is no different and I am happy that my learning objectives have been achieved."
Abdul Khot, AMSA InfoSec Ltd. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand training for AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate and Professional certification (6 days) (2/10/2017 to 7/10/2017)

"One of the best courses I have been on. The instructor was refreshingly knowledgeable and happy to share his skills. Intense but worth it."
B.W.. - Amazon Web Services (AWS) Firebrand's training for AWS's Certified Solutions Architect – Associate certification (3 days) (2/10/2017 to 4/10/2017)

"Training with Firebrand has been a great way to kick-start my IT certifications and to help me aim to progress in my careers. Instructors are knowledgeable and insightful and the learning experience was top notch!"
L.M.. - Microsoft MTA: Windows Server Administration Fundamentals (2 days) (2/10/2017 to 3/10/2017)

"Really enjoyable and useful course - an eye-opener to the threats present in today's digital world."
Chris Connor, Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Fast-paced but satisfying and informational course. The instructor was knowledgeable and provided so much information regarding the tools of the trade as well as real-time experiences."
John Beck, USAF. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Loved the course. learnt so much."
Mark Kneen, Manx Telecom. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Great location, excellent instructor and environment designed for learning yet enjoyable at the same time."
Graeme Waugh, Ixact. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Very impressed with the overall Firebrand experience. The course would benefit all levels of student, whether new to Lean Six Sigma or as an experienced individual "
Graeme Laird, Magellan Aerospace. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The course was very informative and clearly presented, the training method was quite relaxed which I prefer and find easier to listen to and learn from."
Kevin Sage, Viapath. - Lean Six Sigma Training Green Belt (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The instructor was very knowledgeable and a great guy to present CEH, I learned a lot this week and proud to see that I have passed the examination. "
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The course was well delivered, tailored to what you want and helpful."
Blair Ogilure, Xenith. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Great facilities, good teacher and an enjoyable course."
Adam Batten. - Microsoft MTA Software Development Fundamentals (2 days) (28/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Good, focused training - feedback and discussions with fellow attendees was very valuable."
Chris Leppard, CNS Group. - (ISC)2 CISSP-ISSMP (4 days) (25/9/2017 to 28/9/2017)

"Training at Firebrand is worthwhile. Everything is provided on site so you can concentrate on your studies."
D.J.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"Firebrand have been an excellent facility and the training is excellent."
N.M.. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"I've left it too long to return to Firebrand! Whilst in nearly 9 years the place has changed quite a bit, the quality of the training has not changed even slightly in a negative way. My experience has been as brilliant as it was in 2009!!"
Mark Cameron. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (25/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

"The training was overall very good. Teacher know all the topics and explain it very well. I recommend this school to all who wants to further the knowledge in the IT field. "
Nathaniel Harvey. - CompTIA Security+ Certification (3 days) (27/9/2017 to 29/9/2017)

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 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, 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