Passed GCIH

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Hello all - I wanted to share that I passed the GCIH exam with an almost perfect score. I wrote my exam experience and tips here. Let me know if you have any questions.

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level 1

From one GCIH to another…. Congratulations! That one was a beast.

level 2

Thank you! It was a fun exam and I hope GIAC starts thinking about converting majority of the questions to CyberLive. Those CTF-like questions are always fun!

level 1

Thanks for this. I'm taking 504 through Live Online next week.

level 2

Have fun! It’s a good class! I took vLive also.

level 1

Congrats! Really enjoyed that class!

level 2

Thank you! It's definitely a good class. Learned a lot of things from it, but some were repeat of eJPT and Antisyphon training, as mentioned in my post.

level 1

Nice. I got a 97 GCIH a few years ago. Tough test. Well done!

level 2

Thank you! See you on the GIAC advisory board!

level 1

Congrats on your pass. I take my exam in two days. Any last helpful tips? I suck at Net cat :<

level 2

Thank you and good luck on your exam! Aside from what I’ve already shared in my post, I’d say go back and read Netcat if you suck at it.

level 2

Collate a detailed index of the paper materials. Column 1: Name, Column 2: bookNo:pageNo, column 3: a short space for relevant notes

Given a good index you can pass a GCIH easily

level 1

· 20hSOC Analyst

Congratulations. How much experience in the field would you recommend before attempting GCIH?

level 2

Thank you! I come from networking background and you’re a SOC analyst so you have more experience than me! I actually do not have real world experience in the topics covered by SEC504/GCIH. I do, however, have eJPT and some Antisyphon training classes (John Strand - former SEC504 author) under my belt, as mentioned in my post.

level 1

Awesome! Congrats that's a big accomplishment! Is the class worth if you're in a SOC role? I took the GSEC/SEC401 and loved the course where I'm looking to see what course to take next.

level 2

I think so but I don’t know what you do in a SOC role. I come from networking background so I cant help you there.

level 1

How do you guys afford those classes/certs?

level 2

Most people ask their employers to pay for it. Some win by scholarships, work-study program, etc.

level 1

My company just paid for me to take the Sec504. This will be my first SANS course. I’m nervous and excited, haha.

Thank you for the write up!

level 2

Awesome! Don’t be nervous. You’ll learn a lot from the class assuming you don’t have knowledge and skills on the topics covered.

Have fun on the class CTF! Make sure to sign up for the Core NetWars or NetWars Cyber Defense. They’re a lot of fun. Don’t worry if you haven’t participated in a CTF. It’s definitely worth a shot to get your feet wet.

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