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Certification: GCED

Certification Full Name: GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender

Certification Provider: GIAC

Exam Code: GCED

Exam Name: GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender

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"GIAC Certified Enterprise Defender Exam", also known as GCED exam, is a GIAC certification exam.

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Certification overview

This certification is considered as the best certification for the security professionals due to its need and demand. It provides demonstrated experience and knowledge in risk analysis and threat assessment, identification and implementation. The abilities, skills and knowledge assessed are taken in the areas of packet analysis, defensive network infrastructure, penetration testing, malware removal, and incident handling. The GIAC certified enterprise defender (GCED) builds the security skills.

Who can do this certification

This certification is for the security professional who wants to demonstrate their skills and it makes them as a qualified professional for the IT system hands on roles in the security tasks. It is also for the individual who has more technical and advanced skills that are required to defend an enterprise environment and also to protect an institution as whole.


The certified GCED can able to acquire $78000 to $210000. The certified professionals can able to perform their roles with less or without assistance in their job roles. By achieving great knowledge through this certification, they will get more credibility in their organization and they are well recognized by the organization and employers.

Associated Exam

SANS advanced security essentials enterprise defender is the priority level certification. If the candidate likes to achieve GCED certification, it is recommended that the completion of the above certification to grasp more content to pass.


The candidate must clear minimum 1 proctored exam. This exam has a 4 hour time duration which comprises of 150 questions in total. They required getting 68.7% mark to pass this exam. They can also get prepared for this certification by undergoing the SANS advanced security essentials enterprise defender.

Examination Overview

By attaining this certification, the aspirants can understand the challenges related to network infrastructure security including CISCO devices, validate an IDS performance and testing options, ubiquitous sniffer wire shark to analyze and filter network traffic. They can able to detect most of the common attacks and its variety.

Topics covered in this exam:

  1. IDS testing
  2. IPS and packet analysis
  3. Pen testing, switches and hardening routers
  4. Attack techniques and tools
  5. External tools
  6. Forensics methodology and incident handling
  7. Data loss prevention

The candidates required to face 115 questions within the allotted 3 hours time duration. The minimum passing score to attain this certification is 68%. By attaining this certification, the candidate will get the knowledge on vectors and risks associating with the confidential data leakage, additionally they will get the credibility and demonstrate the issues on the standard data classifications. They will gain the knowledge and understand the usage and features of Hijack This, TCPView, process explorer, listdlls and all other tools to remove the malware.

Validity of the Certification

The validity is available for the candidate throughout the world. The recertification is also available for the candidate in order to renew the certification. They must recertify it every four years or has to retake the standard exam.

Steps involved in the certification:

Check the rules of certification
It is important to decide whether this GCED certification is suitable for the candidate job role or not. If it is suitable for their profile, first check the rules and regulation to gain the knowledge about the certification procedure.

Check the eligibility criteria
Most of the certification requires prior skills or knowledge to ensure and check the candidate capability and like that this GCED certification also requires 1 proctored exam to get eligible.

Take necessary steps to obtain the eligibility
Take the eligibility test before applying for this certification. After the completion of certification go through required prerequisite skills and learn thoroughly.

Apply for GCED certification
Through the recognized organization, apply for the certification by providing right details.

Take test
Appear for the test and finish the test before 10 minutes in the particular time limit to recheck the answer.

Get certified
The candidate secured 68% and above they can collect the certificate by the authorized concern without any delay.

Retake or recertify
In case, if they failed in the first attempt take the next chance to clear it. Recertification is the most important step that the candidate must do regularly.

Expert Review

Through this certification, the candidate will gain the required incident handling along with forensics methodology which is the necessary skill in the network security. By attaining surplus skills and knowledge of this certification they can able to deliver perfect result and testing capability. I think it is the most important and valuable certification that the security professional has to take it for their bright future.

Joachim,C.H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Ko. KG,

Ingelheim, Germany

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