Anyone taken SEC599 - GIAC Defending Advanced Threats (GDAT) lately??

doo108doo108 Member Posts: 24 ■■■□□□□□□□
Has anyone taken this class/exam lately? There have been just a couple reviews on the platform but my supervisor highly recommended it. I assumed if it came highly recommended that it would have been more popular but apparently not. Any reviews of the course and exam would be great but more preferably in the last 6 to 12 months. Thanks 


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    doo108doo108 Member Posts: 24 ■■■□□□□□□□
    If this helps anyone attempting to take the GDAT in the future:

    I just took the GDAT exam TODAY! Boy was it tough!!! I have GCIA and GCED as well so I pretty much understand how to take a SANS exam at this point. The typical tips....index all the books, do the workbook exercises, follow the principle:

    Index the books -> take the 1st practice exam -> revise the index -> take the 2nd practice exam -> revise the index again -> take the real exam

    Assuming when you take the practice exams that you are passing with low 80s or higher...you should be ready for the exam.

    I did notice that my exam questions for GDAT were a bit harder than the practice ones. So, don't go in thinking if you get an 80% on the practice exams that your golden. You still need to be on your Ps and Qs.

    Another piece of advice....read the questions and answer choices carefully....word choice is critical in selecting the correct answers.

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    veritas_libertasveritas_libertas Member Posts: 5,746 ■■■■■■■■■■
    edited September 2021
    Congratulations! I took it in the winter and it's my favorite SANS course so far.
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    bhuvanesh2016bhuvanesh2016 Registered Users Posts: 11 ■■■□□□□□□□
    I finished last week and am very pleased to report that I received an 88% on the exam. Exam was moderately difficult and challenging. The course content is fantastic and aids in the development of a career in Purple Teaming as well as the proper implementation of the syllabus.
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