Just passed the SANS GCFW (GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst)

Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
Just passed the SANS GCFW (GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst), got a 89%. About five seconds after passing the exam I got an email from SANS congratulating me on the pass. They've already updated the GCFW portal with my name/number/score. It looks like I'm analyst #3038, one of 1344 GCFW's globally. It was definitely the most challenging exam that I have ever taken and was very heavy on practical application of the material. I'm pretty excited about the pass. Rather than asking you abstract questions about a firewall log, for example, you might be presented with a traffic flow and be asked to describe what's going on.

1,344 GCFW Certified Professionals - 576 GCFW Gold

CCSP SNRS is up next, should have that test done in a few weeks.
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  • JavonRJavonR Posts: 245Member
    that sounds like a very cool exam - something I might want to keep in mind for future studies.

    Congrats on the pass, sounds like quite the achievement! icon_cheers.gif
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I just got an email requesting that I join the SANS mentor program. I'm definitely going to take them up on it. Sucks that I was only 1 point from the Advisory board... I'll meet that requirement on the GCIH though :)
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  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Posts: 5,031Inactive Imported Users ■■■■■■■■□□
    Paul Boz wrote: »
    Just passed the SANS GCFW (GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst), got a 89%. About five seconds after passing the exam I got an email from SANS congratulating me on the pass. They've already updated the GCFW portal with my name/number/score. It looks like I'm analyst #3038, one of 1344 GCFW's globally. It was definitely the most challenging exam that I have ever taken and was very heavy on practical application of the material. I'm pretty excited about the pass. Rather than asking you abstract questions about a firewall log, for example, you might be presented with a traffic flow and be asked to describe what's going on.

    1,344 GCFW Certified Professionals - 576 GCFW Gold

    CCSP SNRS is up next, should have that test done in a few weeks.

    Awesome job.
  • mikej412mikej412 Posts: 10,090Member
    Congratulations!! icon_cheers.gif
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  • L0gicB0mb508L0gicB0mb508 Posts: 538Member
    Congrats on the pass. It sounds like it was very rewarding.
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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    You should have come out for the pub crawl last night and celebrated properly. We amassed quite the crew.
  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    dynamik wrote: »
    You should have come out for the pub crawl last night and celebrated properly. We amassed quite the crew.

    Bunk dat, done enough of those this year and I wanted to actually unwind, not be around "work" more ;)
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  • Paul BozPaul Boz Posts: 2,621Member ■■■■■■■■□□
    I have decided that I'm going to write my gold paper on improving network security using existing Cisco infrastructure. It should be an entertaining experience.
    CCNP | CCIP | CCDP | CCNA, CCDA
    CCNA Security | GSEC |GCFW | GCIH | GCIA
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  • dynamikdynamik Posts: 12,314Banned ■■■■■■■■□□
    Those GCFW papers must be easy; there are only 2 Golds out of the 720 GPENs ;)
  • impelseimpelse Posts: 1,227Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats, I know that you were studying and doing a lot of practice.
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  • coffeekingcoffeeking Posts: 305Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Congrats mate! I had been following your thread about your experiences during preparation; a very nice thing you did and even better you passed the exam with flying colors, good luck for future endeavors!
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