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Overview

The GCFA certification is for professionals working in the information security, computer forensics, and incident response fields. The certification focuses on core skills required to collect and analyze data from Windows and Linux computer systems.

The GCFA certifies that candidates have the knowledge, skills, and ability to conduct formal incident investigations and handle advanced incident handling scenarios, including internal and external data breach intrusions, advanced persistent threats, anti-forensic techniques used by attackers, and complex digital forensic cases.

GIAC Certification Forensic Analyst: GCFA

GCFAs are front line investigators during computer intrusion breaches across the enterprise. They can help identify and secure compromised systems even if the adversary uses anti-forensic techniques. Using advanced techniques such as file system timeline analysis, registry analysis, and memory inspection, GCFAs are adept at finding unknown malware, rootkits, and data that the intruders thought had eliminated from the system.

This certification will ensure you have a firm understanding of advanced incident response and computer forensics tools and techniques to investigate data breach intrusions, tech-savvy rogue employees, advanced persistent threats, and complex digital forensic cases.

GCFA certification tests knowledge that is not geared for only law enforcement personnel, but for corporate and organizational incident response and investigation teams that have different legal or statutory requirements compared to a standard law enforcement forensic investigation.

Why GCFA is important?

Why Choose the GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst Certification Over Other Forensic Certifications?

  • SANS and GIAC constantly update the Computer Forensic course and certification information to keep you on top of current techniques, legal precedents, and methodologies used to solve crime.
  • We use real-world, hands-on incident and forensic scenarios to test your forensic analysis capabilities.
  • The GCFA certification tests not only law enforcement legal information but also a firm understanding of civilian legal statutes and requirements such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLB), the Health Insurance Portability, Accountability Act (HIPAA), and many others.
  • SANS Certified analysts have a firm grasp of Electronic Evidence Discovery (EED) and how to apply their skills in responding to EED requests.

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