Strengthen essential technical knowledge and skills.
Cybersecurity professionals operate amidst rapid, constant change. New threats emerge daily. Knowledge currency is essential and an ongoing task. The SANS Technology Institute's graduate certificate program provides a shorter, technically focused set of courses that sharpen your skills and keep your knowledge current. Certificate program credit is directly applicable to the Master's Program.
Students can choose from 4 options and will earn 3 to 4 GIAC certifications while earning a graduate level credential.
Cybersecurity Engineering (Core)
Spans from an introductory survey of fundamental information security tools and techniques to a more advanced study of the inter-relationships between offensive (attack/penetration testing) and defensive (intrusion detection and incident response) information security best practices.
Cyber Defense Operations
Focuses on teaching the applied technologies used to defend and secure information assets and business systems at an organization.
Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Focuses on developing the student's capability to discover, analyze, and understand the implications of information security vulnerabilities in systems/networks/applications in order to identify solutions before others exploit these flaws.
Focuses on developing the student's capability to manage both a computer and network-based forensics investigation as well as the appropriate incident responses.