GEC required for GSE

idr0pidr0p Posts: 104Member
So... I think by the end of the year i will have enough certifications for the GSE except i will need to take the GSEC.. i never took it because i graduated with a Network Security Degree and didnt want to spend the money for it when i basically have the knowlege. So i went for more specialized certs. Now i am looking to get my GSE and i feel like I will have to spend $700 to challege this now. is there any way around this like a CISSP or something?

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  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Posts: 5,031Inactive Imported Users ■■■■■■■■□□
    idr0p wrote: »
    So... I think by the end of the year i will have enough certifications for the GSE except i will need to take the GSEC.. i never took it because i graduated with a Network Security Degree and didnt want to spend the money for it when i basically have the knowlege. So i went for more specialized certs. Now i am looking to get my GSE and i feel like I will have to spend $700 to challege this now. is there any way around this like a CISSP or something?

    Have you read the full list of requirements?


    GSE pre-requisite baseline is: GSEC, GCIH, GCIA with two gold.
    GSEC pre-requisite is unique because of dual windows and unix coverage.
    Substitution options:
    1. GCWN & GCUX combined can act as a substitute for GSEC
    2. Higher level certifications can act as substitutes for gold papers
    examples: GCFA, GCFW, GCUX, GCWN, GCED, GPEN, GWAPT, GAWN, GREM
    All GSE candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
    • GSEC, GCIH, GCIA plus one substitute 500 - 700 level certification. One certification must be a GIAC Gold.
    • GSEC, GCIH, GCIA plus two substitute 500 - 700 level certifications. No GIAC Gold required.
    • GCWN, GCUX, GCIH, GCIA with one certification being a GIAC Gold.
    • GCWN, GCUX, GCIH, GCIA plus one substitute 500 - 700 level certification. No GIAC Gold required.
  • JDMurrayJDMurray Certification Invigilator Surf City, USAPosts: 11,338Admin Admin
    And the challenge fee is $899US if you've never taken the GSEC course.

    Information Security Certification - GIAC Challenge
  • idr0pidr0p Posts: 104Member
    Yes I have seen you can take GCWN, GCUX instead however then i would be spending. I see in the cyber guardian program it says you do not need a GSEC if you have your CISSP but you need to be a GSE so i was just wondering. I have probably already put like $6K into training this year and thats the stuff my company has not paid for.
    Completion of the GIAC Security Essentials Certification (GSEC) exam with a score of 80 or above or hold a CISSP certification

    My company gets free self study material and a discount on the exam. make makes it out to be like $675, which is where i got that number from.
  • SephStormSephStorm Posts: 1,732Member
    no reason you have to do it this year. take some time off, save some money, master the skills you have learned, and then challenge next year.
  • Chris:/*Chris:/* Posts: 658Member
    idr0p wrote: »
    Yes I have seen you can take GCWN, GCUX instead however then i would be spending. I see in the cyber guardian program it says you do not need a GSEC if you have your CISSP but you need to be a GSE so i was just wondering. I have probably already put like $6K into training this year and thats the stuff my company has not paid for.



    My company gets free self study material and a discount on the exam. make makes it out to be like $675, which is where i got that number from.

    The SANS Cyber Guardian Program does not require a candidate to become a GSE but you are required to take the test.

    SANS: GSE - SANS Cyber Guardian Program
    Degrees:
    M.S. Information Security and Assurance
    B.S. Computer Science - Summa Cum Laude
    A.A.S. Electronic Systems Technology
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