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Second thing is : have your index (SANS FOR508 books). Gcih - sans 504. laughing_man Member Posts: 84 November 2013 in GIAC. Thanks for you tips Matt. SEC 504 is a very popular SANS … This is a basic IT course, nothing special or complicated, just lots of it. Even after double exposure from two of the best instructors in the world that third exposure to the material (from the books) really helped solidify a few of the concepts. Index - Tools By Keyword (SANS 504-B) DNS Transfer | nslookup set type=any ls-d...( 2 / 25 ) Dnscat | ports over DNS...( 3 / 7 ) DNSCat2 | Covert Ch trans via DNS...( 5 / 136 ) Thanks buddy I had to move the test to July but this gives me some time to tune my indexes. Sometimes you won’t like any of your options but you still need to identify the one that the test is looking for. Gives quick confirmation whenever you have a doubt about a command, tool, plugin… Create your own additionnal cheatsheets if it can help. Assuming you took the class in person and have the courseware then I'd say the index included in the last book is good enough. The index REALLY helped a ton and if I second guessed a question I was able to quickly find the material/detail I needed to find the right answer. The most important book to know/index precisely is the 4/5 from SANS FOR508 in my opinion. I love the side benefit of having it index things across multiple courses. I currently am a GSEC, GCFA, GPEN, GSNA, GCIA, GCIH, GCWN, GCCC, CISSP. I did this exact same thing for my 504 class! Password Guessing: use a valid ID and try a list of passwords, no brute force, slow Page 6 3. Step 6: Take practice exams (see below). If it works for you you’re totally on the right track , Pingback: Starting the GSEC - First SANS Course. I feel confident I feel that I have done a pretty good job at indexing my books, but I get nervous about not doing well on the exam. Learn more about SANS OnDemand. You should now have: Read the books. Congrats on the pass!!! Also, the GMON is a new certification, thus I have not heard how difficult it is from anyone yet. Studying : GPEN Reading : SANS SEC560 Our SANS SEC504 exam material is good to pass the exam within a week. SANS SEC504 (GCIH) was the perfect sequel to the SANS SEC401 (GSEC) course I took over a year ago. The steps below detail how to build an index that will help you pass your SANS GIAC exam. Thank you very much for posting your ideas. I take that test just like I would the real one and usually add a decent amount to my index after that. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the class as well. I’m having a hard time deciding what goes where. NOTE: I am unable to provide copies of this index so please do not ask. Remember that your index can include anything. endobj
I recommend a short table of contents index, in book order, that outlines each concept. I had practice tests in the SANS course, practice tests in Conrad’s book, signed up for the cccure practice tests and bought the exam cram practice test book (not their study guide). After extensive formatting, i used this as the basis for my test index. All stuff you would normally be fine without but after taking the GSEC, CISSP and GISP in a two-three month period my brain now fries early in the test process . 4. Made an index you can quickly reference (if it’s over 8 pages you had better have bound and tabbed the index, too!) <>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612.09 792.12] /Contents 5 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S>>
I really wanted to prepare for my GCIH exam the right way so while I was at the conference I asked several individuals how they prepared their index.