GMON Study Index Template

CarrieDCCarrieDC CompTIA Security+ CE, GIAC SEC511 GMON (in progress)Buckeye StatePosts: 10Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
Apparently the GMON doesn't get much love in these forums lol I was wondering if anyone has a index template for the SEC511 GMON that they'd be willing to share? I am going to craft my own index of course but I am hoping to get a draft so I don't have to start from scratch. Any help is very much appreciated :smile:

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  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,828Mod Mod
    No two indexes are alike. Doing it from scratch will absolutely maximize your learning experience. 

    Is this you first GIAC test?
  • CarrieDCCarrieDC CompTIA Security+ CE, GIAC SEC511 GMON (in progress) Buckeye StatePosts: 10Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    No two indexes are alike. Doing it from scratch will absolutely maximize your learning experience. 

    Is this you first GIAC test?
    Yes, this is my first GIAC test. I don't want to copy the content I moreover want a blank, structured index to fill in my own notes.
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,828Mod Mod
    edited June 9
    When you say "blank, structured index", do you just mean formatting? If so, can check these to use as a model:
    https://community.infosecinstitute.com/discussion/98047
    https://www.ericooi.com/how-to-build-a-sans-giac-index/
    https://tisiphone.net/2015/08/18/giac-testing/

    I haven't played with it but some recommend Voltaire:
    https://github.com/0sm0s1z/Voltaire
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHpkTArlXWc
  • CarrieDCCarrieDC CompTIA Security+ CE, GIAC SEC511 GMON (in progress) Buckeye StatePosts: 10Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    This is exactly what I was looking for! Thank you @cyberguypr
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Posts: 6,828Mod Mod
    InfOut said:
    This might be useful =>  hxxps://tisiphone.net/2015/08/18/giac-testing/


    I already listed it up there.
  • Randy_RandersonRandy_Randerson CFE, GASF, GAWN, GCFA, GCFE, GCIH, GLEG, GMOB, GNFA, GPEN, GSEC, GWAPT, DFCP, ACE, CompTIA A/N/S+ Posts: 113Member ■■■□□□□□□□
  • CarrieDCCarrieDC CompTIA Security+ CE, GIAC SEC511 GMON (in progress) Buckeye StatePosts: 10Registered Users ■■■□□□□□□□
    @cyberguypr @Randy_Randerson I have a new question to pose - Are they're any "study plans/calendars" that give you day by day topics to review up until your access is up?
  • Randy_RandersonRandy_Randerson CFE, GASF, GAWN, GCFA, GCFE, GCIH, GLEG, GMOB, GNFA, GPEN, GSEC, GWAPT, DFCP, ACE, CompTIA A/N/S+ Posts: 113Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    CarrieDC said:
    @cyberguypr @Randy_Randerson I have a new question to pose - Are they're any "study plans/calendars" that give you day by day topics to review up until your access is up?
    There is not. The course is only 5 days (~ 30 hours w/o breaks and lunch) of material. How I've always done my indices and studying is a methodical approach. Meaning I take Book 1 and spend a week going through it. Then rinse and repeat. The first day I am simply putting down anything that is jumping out at me: Tools, Concepts, Exploits, etc. If there are core concepts I know I've struggled with in the past (i.e. SSL/TLS encryption) then I make sure to put that stuff in the indices even more detailed. The reason I like Volitare is that you have more than enough room for notes so I can give myself a reminder when multiple books/pages will have a specific concept described (i.e. SQLi). This helps jog your memory when you're in the test. 

    Next, I do the labs again. I take screenshots of specific tools and their outputs so I can understand what is going on. Remember, your index doesn't have to just be an index, it is an open-book/open-note exam. 

    Day 3-5 is just reading and highlighting. Any concepts that are described in detail get highlighted. 

    Day 6 - Quick Review of the index/labs (typically there usually only 3-4 labs a day)

    Day 7 - Relax 
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