GCFA Questions & Answers


Vendor Name : GIAC
Exam Name : GIAC Certified Forensics Analyst
Total Questions : 330

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GCFA Practice Exam

GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) Certification

The GIAC Certified Forensic Analyst (GCFA) certification focuses on developing the core skills required to collect and analyze data from computer systems. This certification is designed for professionals who need the knowledge, skills, and ability to conduct formal incident investigations and handle advanced incident scenarios, including internal and external data breaches, advanced persistent threats (APT), anti-forensic techniques used by attackers, and complex digital forensic cases.

Areas Covered

  1. Advanced Incident Response and Digital Forensics
  2. Memory Forensics, Timeline Analysis, and Anti-Forensics Detection
  3. Threat Hunting and APT Intrusion Incident Response

GCFA Certification

  • Incident Response Team Members
  • Threat Hunters
  • SOC Analysts
  • Experienced Digital Forensic Analysts
  • Information Security Professionals
  • Federal Agents and Law Enforcement Professionals
  • Red Team Members, Penetration Testers, and Exploit Developers

Exam Certification Objectives

  1. Analyzing Volatile Malicious Event Artifacts: Understand abnormal activities in Windows memory and identify artifacts like malicious processes, suspicious drivers, and malware techniques such as code injection and rootkits.
  2. Analyzing Volatile Windows Event Artifacts: Understand normal activities in Windows memory and identify artifacts such as network connections, memory-resident command-line artifacts, processes, handles, and threads.
  3. Enterprise Environment Incident Response: Understand the incident response process, attack progression, and adversary fundamentals. Rapidly assess and analyze systems in an enterprise environment, scaling tools to meet the demands of large investigations.
  4. File System Timeline Artifact Analysis: Understand the Windows filesystem time structure and how these artifacts are modified by system and user activity.
  5. Identification of Malicious System and User Activity: Identify and document indicators of compromise, detect malware and attacker tools, attribute activity to events and accounts, and compensate for anti-forensic actions using memory and disk resident artifacts.
  6. Identification of Normal System and User Activity: Differentiate normal and abnormal system and user activity using memory and disk resident artifacts.
  7. Introduction to File System Timeline Forensics: Collect and process timeline data from a Windows system.
  8. Introduction to Memory Forensics: Collect volatile data from a system, documenting and preserving the integrity of volatile evidence.
  9. NTFS Artifact Analysis: Understand the core structures of Windows filesystems and analyze evidence from the data storage, metadata, and filename layers.
  10. Windows Artifact Analysis: Collect and analyze Windows system artifacts, such as system backup and restore data and evidence of application execution.

Other Resources

  • Training Modalities: Available in live training and OnDemand formats.
  • Practical Work Experience: Essential for mastering the necessary skills for certification.
  • College-Level Courses: Self-paced study through various programs and materials.
  • Exam Result Procedures: Information available for contesting exam results.
  • Practice Tests: Simulate the real exam to familiarize with the test engine and style of questions. These tests gauge your preparation methods but do not include actual exam questions.
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