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Re: GIAC Dilution
From: Daniel Miessler <daniel () dmiessler com>
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2005 05:01:45 -0500
On Mar 24, 2005, at 9:39 AM, Aman Raheja wrote:
GIAC will probably becaome equivalent to the Security+.
Not a chance, guy. Despite the dropping of the practical (which I'm not
a fan of), the technical tests (plural) for the GSEC were still *very*
difficult compared to CISSP, Security+, MCSE, or any other test I have
taken. The stuff was quite technical and those without a strong
background will not do well on the tests as they exist today.
I am not sure how they match up on content or level of knowledge
It's fairly stout stuff. Think CISSP, but technical.
I think SANS will keep a decent degree of respect in the certification
arena, just not as much as when they had the practical requirement.
That's my hope anyway...
Daniel Miessler, CISSP, GSEC
Email: daniel () dmiessler com
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