GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) - Only 4 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your GCIH course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You'll be GCIH certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be GCIH trained in record time
  2. Our GCIH course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass GCIH 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 GCIH. 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 GCIH 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 be studying GCIH with the best. 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 64,856 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study GCIH courseware. We use practical exercises 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 64,856 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.54% 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)

"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)

"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)

"I feel confident after the Firebrand training in all areas of knowledge competency needed to attempt the CRISC exam. Thank you."
Masarrat Shaikh, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (25/7/2017 to 27/7/2017)

"Firebrand takes care of my training needs end to end, including logistics, counselling and even invoicing support. The trainings I attended were always delivered by experienced people that know what they are talking about. Thumbs up!"
Rafael R. M.. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (25/7/2017 to 27/7/2017)

"Firebrand works on their commitments and take due care for participants. They provide original material and competent instructors."
M.B.. - ISACA CRISC Certification (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) (3 days) (25/7/2017 to 27/7/2017)

"The course is very interesting and will help you improve your knowledge and skills in different types of domains."
Nasser AlNasri, Etihadrail Company. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (4/10/2015 to 10/10/2015)

"Firebrand is the best learning experience in Dubai."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (1/6/2014 to 7/6/2014)

"Firebrand Training is the key to success for this CISSP exam, If you attend this program and get time to review and do many hours, you will pass."
Anonymous - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (1/6/2014 to 7/6/2014)

"I had great time in class. Met new friends and learned few more tactics to understand the situations."
Mohammad Ali Butt. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (7 days) (23/3/2014 to 29/3/2014)

"Firebrand was a one stop shop for all our training needs. We were met with courtesy and professionalism from the sales stage through logistics and the training itself. Excellent group of professionals, that know the score when it comes to appropriate training methodologies. We look forward to future classes with Firebrand."
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"The trainer is extremely knowledgeable.The course is extremely scientific. Firebrand helps to get the certification with proper guidance"
Debomitra Banerjee, Tata Consultancy Services. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (13/2/2014 to 15/2/2014)

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Anonymous - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (13/2/2014 to 15/2/2014)

"My trainerl is an experienced trainer and he put in his best efforts to make sure everyone understands everything needed to carry out practical day-to-day work."
Mohanram C Seshadri. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (13/2/2014 to 15/2/2014)

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Saad Alharbi, University of Taibah. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)

"The course is very informative with a lot of good material; any student that attends needs to prepare for long days and nights for study. I feel very confident in the material that I received while attending this course. The instructor was very knowledgeable on the subject matter, approachable, and had a great sense of humour. I will attend Firebrand training if I need a good understanding on any other training needs I may have in the future. "
Sheldon Jackson, Student. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/2/2014 to 12/2/2014)

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"I will definitely recommend Firebrand to my colleagues for future training. The CISM training I attended from Firebrand was good. The trainer was extremely good and having very good knowledge and command in the subject. It was an excellent opportunity to know more about the enterprise security management concepts through this course and I would like to rate the trainer 9 out of 10. "
PK Unnithan, Schlumberger. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)

"CISM Instructor have deep knowledge in the security domain, and help to understand the concept other than exam oriented."
Fenil Raphy Payyappilly. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)

"The instructor is very knowledgeable. He made the course very interesting with his real life experience."
John Wong. - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (24/11/2013 to 27/11/2013)

"The facilities provided are excellent."
Aji Yadima, NNPC. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"Not only the certification one can get, also working through with experienced instructor to get exposure on Cisco networking devices. I will recommend Firebrand as one of the top trainers one can get."
Sanusi Yerima, NNPC. - Cisco CCNA (Routing & Switching) Certification (7 days) (16/11/2013 to 21/11/2013)

"this training enriched my knowledge about project management "
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/11/2013 to 20/11/2013)

"Good training, Knowledgeable and experienced instructor. Etisalat Academy in Dubai is a quiet place to study and stay. Labs time is open time for trainees. I recommend the training for security professionals."
Anonymous - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/9/2013 to 3/10/2013)

"The Instructor is probably the most knowledgeable guy in the Security field with immense amount of experience. The way he trains his students is simply brilliant as he explains what is what and why along with the concept also maintaining a light mood in the hall. "
Ankit Satsangi. - EC-Council Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) (5 days) (29/9/2013 to 3/10/2013)

"Good focused Course Material with knowledgeable, experienced as well as forthcoming Instructor. Facility is just the right kind of environment for such course. discussions and insights from Trainer, Course participants representing varied backgrounds and industry made it a great learning experience. "
Intakhab Shah, Saudi International Petrochemical Company. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)

"Instructor is well aware of the topics and an expert. He encourages interaction which improves the learning experience. "
G.B, Saudi International Petrochemical. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)

"Great way to learn in isolation, away from daily routine, excellent method used to transfer knowledge."
Narayan Iyer, El Seif Engineering Contracting Co Ltd. - Six Sigma Green Belt (5 days) (20/10/2013 to 24/10/2013)

"If you're lucky enough to get this instructor, you can look forward to a fun, insight filled and thoroughly rewarding 5 days. My third time at Firebrand, first time outside the UK, and another great training experience. "
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"The Firebrand Black Belt course was intense and far exceeded my expectations. I learned the practical application of the tools and techniques in the real world through exercises and case study. If you want more than just a certification and want to learn HOW to apply the knowledge and skills to improve your Company... then go with Firebrand!"
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Raza Khan, ATIC. - Six Sigma Black Belt (5 days) (13/9/2013 to 17/9/2013)

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Anonymous - ISACA CISM Certification (4 days) (25/8/2013 to 28/8/2013)

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Mindor Sjastad, DNV. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (18/8/2013 to 21/8/2013)

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A.S. - AXELOS PRINCE2® 2017 - Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (10/2/2013 to 12/2/2013)

Get the skills you need to detect, respond to and resolve computer security incidents in just four days. On this accelerated GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) course, you’ll develop the skills and knowledge needed to manage sensitive security incidents.

As organisations strive to improve their cyber security, Incident Handlers are increasingly in demand and the GCIH certification qualifies you for this critical role.

You’ll build knowledge of common attack techniques, vectors and tools as you learn how to defend and respond to potentially devastating cyber attacks. On this GCIH course, you’ll also learn:

  • The incident handling process
  • How to detect malicious applications and network activity
  • High-level containment strategies to prevent attackers causing further damage
  • Incident recovery and system restoration
  • How to detect and analyse system and network vulnerabilities

Firebrand's GCIH training will prepare you for the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) exam and provides knowledge equivalent to the SANS SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling.

Firebrand’s unique Lecture | Lab | Review methodology will immerse you in your accelerated GCIH course as you combine GIAC curriculum with practical, hands-on labs. This is crucial as GIAC recommends hands-on experience with the technology covered by your certification.

This accelerated GCIH training is ideal for IT Incident Handlers, IT Operational Team Leaders, Managers of incident handling teams, IT Security staff, IT System administrators and IT Support staff.

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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 and exams on your return). 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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Incident Handling: Identification

  • Get an understanding of important strategies to gather events, analyse them, and determine if you have an incident

Incident Handling: Overview and Preparation

  • Prove your understanding of Incident Handling, why it is important, and gain an understanding of best practices to take in preparation for an incident

Buffer Overflows and Format String Attacks

  • Demonstrate an understanding of how buffer overflows and format string attacks work and how to defend against them

Client Attacks

  • Gain an understanding of various client attacks and how to defend against them

Covering Tracks: Networks

  • Learn how attackers use tunnelling and covert channels to cover their tracks on a network, and the strategies involved in defending against them

Covering Tracks: Systems

  • Discover how attackers hide files and directories on Windows and Linux hosts and how they attempt to cover their tracks

Denial of Service Attacks

  • Get a comprehensive understanding of the different kinds of Denial of Service attacks and how to defend against them

Incident Handling: Containment

  • You’ll demonstrate an understanding of high-level strategies to prevent an attacker from causing further damage to the victim after discovering the incident.

Incident Handling: Eradication, Recovery, and Lessons Learned

  • Gain an understanding of the general approaches to get rid of the attacker's artefacts on compromised machines, the general strategy to safely restore operations, and the importance of the incident report and lessons learned meetings

Network Attacks

  • You’ll get an understanding of various network attacks and how to defend against them

Password Attacks

  • Prove your detailed understanding of the three methods of password cracking

Reconnaissance

  • Demonstrate your understanding of public and open source reconnaissance techniques

Scanning: Discovery and Mapping

  • Get introduced to scanning fundamentals; to discover and map networks and hosts, and reveal services and vulnerabilities

Scanning: Techniques and Defence

  • Learn the techniques and tools used in scanning, and how to response and prepare against scanning

Session Hijacking and Cache Poisoning

  • Demonstrate an understanding of tools and techniques used to perform session hijacking and cache poisoning, and how to respond and prepare against these attacks

Techniques for maintaining access

  • Learn how Trojan horses and rootkits operate, what their capabilities are and how to defend against them

Web Application Attacks

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the value of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), as well as different Web App attacks such as account harvesting, SQL injection, Cross-Site Scripting and other Web Session attacks

Worms, Bots & Bot-Nets

  • Demonstrate a detailed understanding of what worms, bots and bot-nets are, and how to protect against them

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Frequently asked questions

Q. How do I get my GIAC GCIH certification?

To achieve your GCIH certification, you must pass the GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) exam.

Q. How much does the accelerated GCIH course cost?

You can find the accelerated GCIH course price here.

Q. What are the GCIH course prerequisites?

There are no official prerequisites to take any GIAC certification, including GCIH. However, you should be aware of the technical level of the course you want to take.

For this GCIH course, you should possess knowledge of networking protocols, Windows Command Line, and an understanding of basic computer networking and security.

Q. Are GIAC exams open book?

Yes, GIAC exams are open book and you’re encouraged to take advantage of this.

Q. What happens if I fail my GCIH exam?

If you fail your GCIH exam, you’ll be subjected to a 30-day waiting period before you can sit the exam again. The 30-day period provides candidates with additional time that can be used to master certification knowledge.

Q. Are GIAC certifications recognised by employers?

GIAC certifications are a good indication of cyber security skill and knowledge and are used by employers to select employees for hiring and promotion.

GIAC certifications fill gaps in security knowledge and few other qualifications cover the same material. Plus, GIAC certifications also contain invaluable practical knowledge, proving you know how to perform the task required.

Q. What’s the average salary for a GCIH certified professional?

The average salary for a GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) professional is £60,000 in the UK, according to ITJobsWatch.

Q. What is GIAC Gold?

The GIAC Gold is a second level certification which requires completion of a technical paper covering an important area of security.

GIAC Gold demonstrates that a GIAC certification holder understands and can communicate their knowledge in key areas of information security.

Pass any GIAC certification and you’ll get the option to apply for GIAC Gold. Applicants will work closely with an advisor to develop a technical report.

If the report is approved, you will receive GIAC Gold status and you report will be accepted into the SANS Reading Room.

Q. What is the GIAC Advisory Board, and how can I join it?

Score an average of 90% or above on your GIAC certification exam and you’ll be invited to join the GIAC Advisory Board.

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This accelerated GCIH 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 Certified Incident Handler (GCIH) exam
    • Number of Questions: 150
    • Duration: 4 hours
    • Type: Proctored Exam
    • Passing score: 73%

You will be required to renew your GCIH certification every four years through Continuing Professional Experience (CPE) credits.

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The following is included on your accelerated GCIH course:

  • 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 Certification Programs includes

  • 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 **
  • Near site testing, Transportation to/from Testing Center are provided ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Examination Passing Policy

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC and CISSP CBK Review
  • *** Not included in our PMP, CAPM, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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.

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.

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You should possess:

  • An understanding of basic computer networking and security principles
  • Knowledge of networking protocols
  • Knowledge of the Windows command line

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 +971 4 3199019 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.

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