I have several infosec certifications, but most are from ISC(2) and ISACA.
This past week I learned that I passed the test I took for a new GIAC certification: the GSTRT, which is for the GIAC Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership. Its tied to SANS‘s new MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy, and Leadership, which I took last year. At the time there was no cert, so I got to beta test the new exam.
Not having done any of the GIAC certs, this was a new experience for me. GIAC allows you to bring your books with you, so I knew it was vital to prep for the cert. I read and re-read my books and also created my own index of the books. This was vital because one volume was devoted to leadership concepts, and it had a lot, many I wasn’t familiar with when I took the course. In many cases, they almost introduced a new concept every 2-3 pages!
I don’t know my score yet, but am curious to learn how well I did.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Michael on Security authored by Michael R. Brown. Read the original post at: http://michaelonsecurity.blogspot.com/2017/09/my-first-sansgiac-certification.html