Passed GCIH (challenged)

boxemrboxemr Posts: 1Registered Users ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi all, I've been a passive user on this forum for a while during my preparation of CISSP (last year) and GCIH (this year).
Wanted to say that I just passed my GCIH exam.

I obtained a score of 81% and it took slightly over 2 hours.
To be honost, I am a bit disapointed with the exam.. the level of knowledge required is not as high as I expected.
Since my employer does not pay for SANS courses and paying for it myself equals 3 months pay I decided to challenge it.

For materials I used:
Incident response and computer forensics
Blue team handbook
Some pluralsight courses on hacking to refresh what I learned back in the days when doing CEH.

To the exam I took most of the IR/forensics Sans.org **** sheets.

If you have some experience (>1 year), and personall interest in incident response, hacking and computer forensics.. this is not a hard exam.

I think I will try to obtain the GCIA next.. heard it is a lot harder!

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  • ccnpninjaccnpninja Senior Member EuropePosts: 1,008Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Nice job!
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  • JoJoCal19JoJoCal19 California Kid Posts: 2,801Mod Mod
    Congrats on the pass! I'm looking at challenging the GCIH next year.
    Have: CISSP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, eJPT, GCIA, GSEC, CCSP, CCSK, AWS CSAA, AWS CCP, CEHv8, CHFIv8, ITIL-F, MS Cyber Security - USF, BSBA - UF, MSISA - WGU
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  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,049Mod Mod
    Impressive work! Congrats icon_cheers.gif
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • YFZbluYFZblu Posts: 1,462Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    boxemr wrote: »
    To be honost, I am a bit disapointed with the exam.. the level of knowledge required is not as high as I expected.

    I think I will try to obtain the GCIA next.. heard it is a lot harder!

    Agree - I think its corresponding SANS curriculum, SEC504, should probably be a 400-level class.

    IMO, FOR408 and SEC503 provide much more operational value from an IR and monitoring perspective; but SEC504 and the GIAC GCIH certification seem to get much more attention in that regard.
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  • BillHooBillHoo Posts: 207Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congratulations!
  • impelseimpelse Posts: 1,227Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats
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