Many had feared that the practical portion of the GIAC certification program had disappeared. It actually has just been renamed to allow for 2 levels of certification. Silver for the exam alone and gold for the practical.
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Course: System Forensics, Investigation & Response, SEC-508
Target: Individuals responsible for forensic investigation/analysis, advanced incident handling, or formal incident investigation. GIAC Certified Forensic Analysts (GCFAs) have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to handle advanced incident handling scenarios, conduct formal incident investigations, and carry out forensic investigation of networks and hosts.
Requirements: Two online exams
Credit Hours: 3
Renewal: Every 4 years
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