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For those who demand a more in-depth credential, GIAC offers the Gold program. An applicant chooses a research topic and works with a GIAC adviser to create an original research document in an effort to prove that his or her skills translate to the real-world in a tangible way and give back to the community.
The most prestigious GIAC credential is the GSE (GIAC Security Expert). This is an elite certification geared for the "top guns" in information security and validates hands-on skills directly. The GSE (Security Expert), GSE-Malware and GSE-Compliance are the only certifications in the IT security industry that require candidates to perform the task before they can achieve the certification. Each consists of several days of rigorous hands-on testing.
The Global Information Assurance Certification program serves the IT security industry by offering a large group of specialized certifications that correspond directly to specific hands-on skill sets required for critical ITSEC job roles.
Jeff Pike serves as technical director of GIAC. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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