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 65,217 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 65,217 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.59% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"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 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)

"This is my 5th courses here at Firebrand. The teaching standard is excellent across the board. I look forward to returning for my change management course. Firebrand have ignited my passion for learning at this accelerated pace."
Jennifer Hamling-Hills, Orangutan Project Management. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (13/11/2017 to 15/11/2017)

"Great class. I would recommend the course to anyone."
Eric Lee, Itsoha. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (13/11/2017 to 15/11/2017)

"It was a great experience. Definitely would recommend the course."
Junaid Shakoor, Perspective Publishing Limited. - Microsoft Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3 (3 days) (11/11/2017 to 13/11/2017)

"During my time at Firebrand I have felt welcomed, respected and comfortable. I would wholeheartedly recommend the instructors and the Compita A+ & N+ course to anyone looking for an introduction into the IT world."
Bhavesh Patel, Inntel. - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)

"The training at Firebrand is excellent, the instructors have a very wide knowledge of IT Systems and even beyond that. All courses I have been on were set out clearly, well delivered and I was never made to feel left out or lost at any point. If ever I was confused, The instructors did an excellent job at explaining things in a way that was possible for me and others to understand."
Anonymous - CompTIA A+ & Network+ (7 days) (6/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)

"The content was in depth and explained well."
Nick Burgess, ABP. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)

"The course was very understanding and clear. The teacher had a great sense of humor, which made the course more interesting. I feel I have learnt a lot over the past few days here."
Josh Miles, CIS LTD. - CompTIA Network+ Certification and Training (3 days) (10/11/2017 to 12/11/2017)

"I found the whole experience very good. It was new to literally living at the training centre and purely focus on this, but I think this works really well. Can't fault anything to do with the training centre or the trainer, who was exceptional."
Andrew Martin, Pennine. - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"Very good course and instructor, mixed course details with real life experience."
Anonymous - Microsoft Deploying Enterprise Voice with Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (9/11/2017 to 11/11/2017)

"Good facilities, great instructor, great food. No complaints"
Daniel Lemmon, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"Firebrand is a well run organisation. The training was excellent and the accommodation very comfortable."
Helen Dove, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"Very insightful and enjoyable course. Tutor was really good, great at explaining everything and very approachable. The facilities on site were great too, and the unlimited coffee was also a bonus!"
Ryan Lay. - CompTIA A+ (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"Real world training with plenty of practical examples and not entirely focused on teaching to pass exams."
Kristofer Donaghy. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (6/11/2017 to 10/11/2017)

"Very happy with the training and trainer."
Jamie Ridings, Bartec Paper & Packaging LTD. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (6/11/2017 to 10/11/2017)

"Firebrand delivered a well administered, focused training environment with excellent Instruction delivered. Administration was 100% good and accommodation of a high standard. Training resources ideal. An excellent course experience which I would recommend."
Cathy Sareker, MOD. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"A great way to get away from all the "noise" and focus on the training."
Nick Tuppen, BOAML. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"A worthwhile and rewarding experience. High quality training, well organised at a quality location."
David Owen, Aviva. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"Great end to end an experience. Instructor mixed text book with real life examples, bringing the subject to life."
Dom Lucas. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"An extremely valuable and thorough course. Great experience!"
Richard Diston, Fir4. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (6/11/2017 to 9/11/2017)

"An intensive course but still managed to go through all material."
Anonymous - Microsoft Core Solutions of Skype for Business 2015 (3 days) (6/11/2017 to 8/11/2017)

"The course allowed me to gain a lot of knowledge in such a short space of time. The trainer was very informative and helpful, I feel like I got the most out of my time here. Would recommend this course to anyone who wants to build a foundation of knowledge in software testing."
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"Firebrand training is an exceptional resource that I would recommend to anyone who is looking to obtain a professional certification."
J.D.. - ISACA CISA Certification (4 days) (30/10/2017 to 2/11/2017)

"The instructor was great and lead me through the material effortlessly and inspiring confidence in the final result."
B.D., dunnhumby. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (3/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"Intensive training, well taught. I have now done 3 courses at Firebrand and have found all of value"
Dominic Foster, Raytheon UK. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (3/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"Intensive training , well taught# I have now done 3 courses at Firebrand and have found all of value"
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"The Location is perfect, quiet and peaceful. Great experience."
Dave Palmer, Capgemini. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

"Firebrand have a clear mission to assist you with their capacity to teach. They are very customer friendly at the Centre and always try to help. AAA+++"
Simon Korie, NA. - Microsoft Architecting Microsoft Azure Solutions (2 days) (4/11/2017 to 5/11/2017)

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Randy Perkins-Smart, Perkins-Smart Consulting. - The Open Group TOGAF® 9 certified training (Level 1&2) (3 days) (11/9/2017 to 13/9/2017)

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Matthew Ottley, Manuli Hydraulics UK Ltd. - Microsoft MCSE: Server Infrastructure (6 days) (30/10/2017 to 4/11/2017)

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"My level of knowledge of SQL was null when I started the course, after the first three days I had a basic idea of how to use TSQL to write queries, although the second part of the course was really advance for a beginner, it was really good explained and I was able to understand most of it and will keep in the future. Didn't pass the first test and I did not do the second test. "
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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, (ISC)2, CREST, 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