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GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies badge achieved after attending the GFACT Course and Certification

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GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT)

Build a solid cybersecurity foundation and learn the essential technologies and practices to defend against cyber threats and safeguard digital assets.

course: GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT)

Duration: 3 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

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Build a solid cybersecurity foundation with the Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) certified course. Led by industry experts, this program provides essential training in core cybersecurity technologies. Master key concepts and practical skills to secure digital environments. Elevate your proficiency, validate your knowledge with the GFACT certification, and position yourself for success in the rapidly evolving field of certified cybersecurity.

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Who is this course for?

Who is the GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) course for?

The GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) course caters to individuals embarking on their journey in cybersecurity, offering a comprehensive grounding in essential concepts, principles, and technologies. It's tailored for various groups, including entry-level cybersecurity professionals seeking a robust understanding of fundamental concepts, IT professionals transitioning into cybersecurity to leverage their existing expertise, students pursuing degrees in computer science or related fields, recent graduates aiming to enter the cybersecurity industry, and anyone with a keen interest in cybersecurity eager to grasp foundational principles and technologies.


What you will learn during our GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) course.

  • Computer Hardware & Virtualization
  • Exploitation & Mitigation
  • Forensics & PostExploitation
  • Linux Foundations
  • Logic & Programming
  • Networking & Servers
  • The Web, & Data Storage
  • Security Concepts
  • Windows Foundations


How to best be prepared for our GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) course.

  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of Windows operating system and file systems
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic understanding of Linux operating system and file systems
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6
  • [Dictionary item: Orange-check] Basic knowledge of either PowerShell or Bash

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.


Kevin Henry

Kevin has served for years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills

Kevin Henry is a well-known and highly respected expert instructor with Readynez.

Kevin has served for many years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and he is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills- and certifications such as the CISSP, CSSLP, CISM, CISA and CCSP everywhere in the world.

Kevin is a force to be reckoned with, being an authorised instructor and training no less than 9.000 online learners monthly in the fields of information security and audit, in addition to the many students that attend his instructor-led courses with Readynez

He is also one of the most highly-rated instructors and most often he is given scores of 10/10 by his delegates. 


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James Rowney

James is recognised for his more than 20 years of contribution to learning and certification within IT Security.

James has worked on many large mission critical environments in some of the largest companies in their industries.

Understanding business requirements and drivers are essential to any strategy and design. Understanding environments are key to any application or infrastructure changes, both the immediate services they interface with and those beyond. A failure to satisfy Non Functional Requirements can not be fixed by a process.

Specialties: CISSP, CCSP, AWS Solution Architect Associate, TOGAF 9 certified 86080 member of The Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA) - 27519830. BCS Solution & Enterprise Architect Certified - AMBCS - 990529878, Linux RHCE V5 expired, RHCVA Unix, Storage, SAN, Netbackup, Clusters, Design and Delivery of Infrastructure.


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Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

Friedhelm Düsterhöft is a Senior Information Security Consultant, Auditor, Trainer and Managing Director, and has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

He has contributed to various PECB whitepapers and articles, such as ’Information Security in Banks and Financial Institutions’, ‘What Does SIEM Stand For?’, ‘Why Organizations Fail to Pass an Audit’ and “How to Integrate ISO/IEC 27032 Cybersecurity with ISMS?’.

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FAQs for the GFACT course.

The GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) certification validates a practitioner's knowledge of essential foundational cybersecurity concepts. GFACT-certified professionals are familiar with practical skills in computers, technology, and security fundamentals that are needed to kickstart a career in cybersecurity.

Prepare for the exam by enrolling in Readynez's course to excel in the GFACT exam and earn certification in Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies. Tailored training ensures success for individuals and teams. Let us guide you to become a certified professional with a strong cybersecurity foundation. Elevate your skills and career confidently with Readynez!

Eligibility for this certification is open, as there is no minimum education level requirement. The certification accepts candidates with an education level below a two-year Associate of Arts or Associate of Sciences degree. Additionally, there is no minimum requirement for work experience, or the certification may require two or fewer years of work experience.

The cost of the exam without training is €908.

The GFACT exam syllabus covers a range of topics including network protocols, cryptography, operating systems, and threat intelligence, this practice exam serves as an effective tool to validate your understanding of foundational cybersecurity principles. With a focus on practical skills and industry best practices, this exam equips you with the necessary knowledge to navigate the ever-evolving cybersecurity landscape.

The Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) certification is valuable for those entering the cybersecurity field. It provides foundational knowledge and validates essential skills. While beneficial for entry-level positions, individuals should assess its alignment with career goals and consider it as a stepping stone for further certifications and career advancement.

The time it takes to become GFACT certified varies based on individual factors such as prior experience, study methods, and time commitment. On average, candidates may spend several weeks to a few months preparing for the GFACT exam. This includes studying the exam objectives, enrolling in training courses, gaining practical experience, and taking practice tests.

All GIAC Certification exams are web-based and are required to be proctored. There are two proctoring options: remote proctoring through ProctorU, and onsite proctoring through PearsonVUE.

The difficulty of passing the Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT) exam can vary depending on your experience, knowledge, and preparation. The certification validates a practitioner's knowledge of essential foundational cybersecurity concepts.

To pass the GFACT exam, candidates must score at least 72%.

GIAC certifications must be renewed every four years, with registration available two years before the expiration date.

The salary you can expect after obtaining the GFACT certification depends on various factors, including your prior experience, location, and the specific role you pursue. On average, individuals with foundational cybersecurity certifications can earn competitive salaries. GFACT serves as a valuable entry-level credential, and professionals may see an increase in earning potential as they gain experience and advance in their cybersecurity careers.


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