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Security Essentials Placement Assessment

Our Security Essentials Placement Assessment provides data and insights into Information Security Foundations, Cornerstone Information Security and Advanced Information Security Principles.


You will need a SANS Account to access the assessment. If you don't yet have a SANS Account, click the blue "Create a SANS Account" button below. (Please make sure to check your email to confirm your registration). After you click the link in the verification email, log into your account, complete your contact information and email preferences and then click the "save" button. To access the assessment, click "Assessments" under "My GIAC Certifications" on your Account Dashboard.


If you already have a SANS account, click the "Take the Assessment" button below and you will be directed to login to your account and taken to the assessment start page.


Note: You can return to your Assessment at any time by logging into your Account and clicking "Assessments" under "My GIAC Certifications" on your Account Dashboard.


If you have problems accessing your exam please contact exam-support@giac.org for assistance.