GIAC CPEs - any tips or suggestions?

LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSKMember Posts: 502 ■■■■■■■□□□
Yeah, GIAC really wants to steer you into further courses, and that's fine. I earned GCFA last year and have it covered by passing GWAPT this year. And yeah, the proper place to ask would be GIAC, but I thought I'd see if other had anything to share that isn't obvious.

But if I wanted to get ahead, what sort of things have others submitted for CPEs? I've done things this year like passing the CCSK and Linux+, so would those count?

What about local courses/workshops?

I maintain a blog, so would publishing articles on the blog qualify for some points?

Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
2020 goals: AWS Security Specialty, maybe AWAE or SLAE, CISSP-ISSAP?

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  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GICSP, GCIP, GXPN, GPEN, GWAPT, GCFE, GCIH, GSEC, CySA+, Sec+, eJPT Member Posts: 1,294 ■■■■■■■■■□
    https://www.giac.org/pdfs/cert-renewal/renewal-program-infographic.pdf

    SANS webcasts and local conferences trainings should be able to get you there.  Go to giac.org , login, and "Submit CPE" to look at the various categories you have to submit CPE under.
    2019: GPEN | GCFE | GXPN | GICSP | CySA+ 
    2020: GCIP | GCIA | eCPPT | eWPT | eCTHP

    WGU BS IT-NA | SANS Grad Cert: PT&EH | SANS Grad Cert: ICS Security
  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,712 Admin
    edited September 2019
    Webcasts on Brighttalk and Black Hills InfoSec are good too. Check if GIAC gives CPEs for security podcasts. Smashing Security, Cyberwire, Recorded Future, and Security Now! are good podcasts to try. I listen to a lot of them but never claim CPEs for it.
  • LonerVampLonerVamp OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK Member Posts: 502 ■■■■■■■□□□
    Thank you! I didn't realize podcasts would work as well. I tend to use them when I need to pad the CISSP points.

    Cheers!

    Security Engineer/Analyst/Geek, Red & Blue Teams
    OSCP, GCFA, GWAPT, CISSP, OSWP, AWS SA-A, AWS Security, Sec+, Linux+, CCNA Cyber Ops, CCSK
    2020 goals: AWS Security Specialty, maybe AWAE or SLAE, CISSP-ISSAP?
  • cyberguyprcyberguypr Senior Member Mod Posts: 6,885 Mod
    AFAIK external activities are very limited. I could be wrong but I don't recall ever seeing external podcasts as viable CPE sources for GIAC. It seems to me the personal blog would be a no-go since the requisites say publishing only counts if it's a magazine/journal. The handbook provides some guidance: https://www.giac.org/pdfs/cert-renewal/handbook.pdf.

    If anyone know otherwise please chime in.


  • yoba222yoba222 Senior Member Member Posts: 1,137 ■■■■■■■■□□
    I should probably starting logging these things and not wait until the last minute.
    A+, Network+, CCNA, LFCS,
    Security+, eJPT, CySA+, PenTest+,
    Cisco CyberOps, GCIH, VHL,
    In progress: OSCP
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