GICSP exam preparation training

A compact 3-day training preparing you for the GICSP exam 

The GICSP Certification was created to define a minimum set of knowledge and capabilities that professionals should have about the cyber security of an ICS (Industrial Control System) environment. The certification is a collaborative effort between GIAC and representatives from a global industry consortium involving organizations that design, deploy, operate and/or maintain industrial automation and control system infrastructure. Would you like to become GICSP certified? We can help you prepare for the exam by providing a 3 day course and self-study materials.

6 -8 July 2020

Course objectives

The Deloitte GIAC GICSP Certification course is an intensive, three-day course with the goal to prepare participants for the GICSP exam. It covers a broad range of topics based on the GICSP Certification objectives. 

What can you expect:

  • A solid preparation for your GICSP-exam
  • Thorough explanation of key concepts
  • Practical exam tips to help increase your success rate
  • Insights in war-stories based on real life experiences
  • Unique ICS environment demonstration to make the training material as tangible as possible
  • A good balance between the theory and assignments to keep the training fresh

Our course is always fully up to date with the latest GICSP exam requirements. Exam price is not included in the price of the training!


Course outline

Day 1

  • History of ICS
  • ICS model
  • Security Design Principles
  • IP protocols
  • ICS Protocols
  • Engineering lingo & PLC programming
  • Health, Environment & Safety
  • Introduction to network security and segmentation
  • Practice exam 


Day 2

  • ICS attacks and tooling
  • ICS servers, workstations and OS’s: Windows, Linux
  • Governance and information assurance
  • Risk Management
  • ICS demo
  • Continuity planning & incident response
  • Security updates
  • Hardening

Day 3

  • Wireless Security
  • Access Management
  • Introduction to cryptography
  • Firewalls
  • Monitoring, audit, logs and forensics
  • Practice exam
  • Closing drinks  


Exam information

The exam has 115 questions with the time limit of 3 hours. Minimum passing score is 69%.

Participants can book an exam at a desired date and time at a Pearson VUE test centre of their choice.

More information about the exam can be found here https://www.giac.org/. The price of the exam is not included in the price of the training.


The costs are € 2250,- ex VAT. Catering (lunch) and course materials are included in the price. The cost of the GICSP exam is not included in the price.


'Great course. All topics were very clearly explained and the facilitators took time to answer any doubt/questions we might had'

'The range of information presented was phenomenal, and the personal experience of the presenters was of great value'

Date & location

6 -8 July 2020
The Hague

2 - 4 November 2020
The Hague

The course starts at 9.00 a.m. and ends at 5.00 p.m.

Target Group

  • Cyber security professionals
  • OT specialists who need to secure their ICS/SCADA environments. 
  • IT Professionals and IT Security Professionals
  • OT Security and Support Professionals
  • Industrial engineers
  • Managers interested in ICS/SCADA environments and security
  • Penetration testers interested in the field of ICS security 


The course and accompanying material will be in English. 

Permanent Education

Deloitte Academy is accredited by the NBA PE institution and has the NRTO label. This course qualifies for 18 PE hours. You can also register your PE-hours at the NOB or VRC.

For more information about our accreditation, we refer you to our Permanent Education page.


Until four weeks before the start of the course you may cancel your participation by email free of charge, or you may propose to attend on another date. Should you cancel within four weeks before the start of the course you will have to pay the full course fee.

In the event of insufficient participants we reserve the right to cancel the course at any time or move the date of the event. If so, you will be informed in due time.


Dominika Rusek

Dominika Rusek

Senior Consultant

Dominika is working at the Secure team within Cyber Risk, mainly busy with SCADA/ICS, product security (IoT) and IAM. She has a background in System and Network Engineering.... More

Cedric Van Bockhaven

Cedric Van Bockhaven

Senior Consultant

Cedric is a hands-on hacker who likes to deep-dive into technical challenges. He currently supports a global player in the TMT sector, both coordinating and executing a broad range of security tests. ... More