GCIA pass!

charismaticxcharismaticx Sec+, GSEC, GSED, GCIH, CEH, CYSA, GSNA, CASP +, PenTest +, GCIA Posts: 40Member ■■■□□□□□□□
edited August 5 in GIAC
Without a doubt this test is the hardest for a reason. I managed to finish the exam without about 10 minutes left and I was left trembling at the end. I highly recommend taking a binary to hex sheet and understand where each packet begins and ends. The practice test give you a good idea of what to expect for the packet dissection. I spent about a month playing around with the labs repeatedly and getting really comfortable with the tools. Even then I wasn't sure if that was enough. The labs in the book point you in the right direction with answering the question but you really have to be creative to find the answer. Tabbing out each book and both the SANs tri fold packets helped considerably. The 15 minute break helped me regroup and get me back in a positive mindset. There's plenty of time to finish the 96 multiple questions but pace yourself accordingly. Now it's time for me to tackle CISM. 

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  • Cuse0311Cuse0311 Network+, Security+, C|EH, eJPT, GCIH, GCED Posts: 49Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Congrats on the pass there Charismaticx! I'm scheduled to be taking this one at the end of September. 
  • charismaticxcharismaticx Sec+, GSEC, GSED, GCIH, CEH, CYSA, GSNA, CASP +, PenTest +, GCIA Posts: 40Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I’m still mentally drained after the test. Good luck!
  • Infosec_SamInfosec_Sam Security+, CCENT, ITIL Foundation, A+ Madison, WIPosts: 330Admin Admin
    Congratulations on the pass and good luck with the CISM!! I hope you're taking a little bit of a break before going back to the books - you certainly deserve it!
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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GXPN GPEN GWAPT GCFE GCIH GSEC eJPT Sec+ Posts: 1,220Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats!
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