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GIAC GPEN Certified

So I never did have a chance to update my blog after my GPEN exam. As you can see by the title I passed the exam, so all is good with the world. I’m talking to SANS at the moment about working as part of their Mentor team and doing some training (or Mentoring) in Vienna at some point. I’ll hopefully flesh out the details on this at some point in December as I’m in London at the SANS London ’08 training sessions helping out with the Sec:540 VOIP and Sec:542 Web-Application Penetration testing courses.

If you’re headed to London for the SANS classes let me know….

7 responses to “GIAC GPEN Certified

  1. Rizzo February 24, 2009 at 00:53


    What study material did you use to pass GPEN exam? my exam is booked for this summer.


  2. ChrisJohnRiley February 25, 2009 at 15:43

    Due to lack of time I studied from the SANS 560 courseware and the provided MP3 audio of the course. I only researched topics from other sources after the first practice exam. Then anything I got wrong was covered in more detail from the courseware and other sources (mostly online).

    Everything you need is covered in the book provided. Also Ed has released some easy handouts for key commands. You should be able to find them on the inguardians website. They cover HPING2, Metasploit, FGDump and a few others I think. Good for te exam if you need to quickly lookup a command.

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