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About SANS.edu

The SANS Technology Institute (SANS.edu) offers career-focused undergraduate and graduate programs on the cutting edge of cybersecurity. We are one of the largest cybersecurity programs in the United States and the only college focused exclusively on cybersecurity. SANS.edu is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
National Centers of Academic Excellence in Cybersecurity

SANS.edu Is Designated as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense by the NSA

“The CAE-CD designation is a testament to the quality of our cybersecurity faculty and programs. Our graduates are helping to meet the urgent cybersecurity needs of the U.S. government, industry, academia, and research, and we are proud to be part of a select group of cyber programs to have received this important designation.”

- Ed Skoudis, SANS Technology Institute President

The SANS.edu Advantage

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GIAC Certifications

Earn professional certifications that employers recognize and respect in each of our programs.

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World-class Faculty

Learn the latest skills and techniques from the world's top cybersecurity practitioners.

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100% Online Option

You have the option of completing our programs through live or rewindable online courses.

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Flexible Schedule

Our programs are designed to fit into your busy life and work schedule.

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Powerful Network

Make connections with some of the most talented students and teachers in the industry.

Learn from the Best

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Every member of the SANS.edu faculty is a highly skilled professional currently working in cybersecurity.
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More than 150 open source cybersecurity tools have been created by SANS Faculty.
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SANS faculty members have authored more than 40 books on information security.
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SANS faculty members have produced more than 3,500 research papers and webcasts on information security topics.

SANS Courses and GIAC Certifications

Cybersecurity employers send more than 40,000 of their employees to pursue SANS courses and GIAC certifications each year, confirming the value they see in up-to-date, real-world SANS courses and in the skills validation of GIAC certifications. These are the same courses and certifications you’ll complete at SANS.edu — with support from a student advisor, for college credit, at SANS.edu academic pricing.
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Join Us for an Online Info Session

Learn more about the SANS.edu undergraduate programs at a free online info session. Our undergraduate alumni have an average starting salary of $94K. We'll discuss why they become so marketable and how our Career Center supports their job search — and we'll answer your questions.

Wed, Dec 14 at 2 pm (ET)

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"SANS courses are fully aligned to what is happening in the industry. Course materials are continuously updated based on new developments in cybersecurity. It is rigorous, challenging, and relevant." - Karim Lalji, Managing Security Consultant, TELUS

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Join Us for an Online Info Session

Learn more about the SANS.edu cyber security master's degree and graduate certificate programs. Have questions? We’ll answer them. Wed, Dec 21 at 1:30 pm (ET). Register here.


        Course Delivery Options

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        “You get a lot of personal attention to get through the program because of the student advisors. They are the foundation of the SANS.edu experience.” - Christopher Hurless, Systems Engineer, Northwestern University in Qatar

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        Take Your Next Step

        Need more information? We’re happy to answer your questions. Join us for an info session, email info@sans.edu or call 301.241.7665.

        Ready to apply? We look forward to learning about you and your cybersecurity career goals.

        Our Grads Get Hired

        Our alumni work for organizations large and small, including Fortune 500 companies, military and government organizations, and leading cybersecurity firms. Here are just a few.
        Adobe
        Discover Financial Services
        Northrop Grumman
        Akamai
        Epic
        OpenSecurity
        Amazon
        Expel
        Oracle
        Apple Inc
        EY
        PwC
        Artic Wolf Networks
        Facebook
        Raytheon
        Bank of America
        FireEye
        Red Canary
        Blizzard Entertainment
        IBM
        Rendition Infosec
        Boeing
        Jigsaw Google
        RSA
        Booz Allen Hamilton
        JHU/APL
        SAIC
        Capital One
        JPMorgan Chase
        Salesforce
        Cisco
        KBR
        Sandia National Laboratories
        Coalfire
        Mantech
        SixGen
        Coretelligent
        Mastercard
        Symantec
        CrowdStrike
        Microsoft
        Verizon
        Deloitte
        MITRE
        Walmart
        Dragos
        NIST
        Wells Fargo Bank
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        Go Sentinels!

        Meet our mascot. Born of the brilliant minds of our students, alumni, faculty, and staff, the SANS.edu Sentinels are in a constant state of alertness and proactively seeking out threats.

        Nickname: "Cyberus” (in a nod to Cerberus from Greek mythology)
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        Visit the Store

        The SANS Technology Institute has partnered with Competitive Edge to offer an online store with SANS.edu apparel and accessories.

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        "SANS is the Oxford of security studies, so expectations are naturally quite high. Living up to those is not a trivial accomplishment!" - Shawna Turner, Principal Engineer, Nike

        Get More Info

        Discover how the SANS Technology Institute can help you launch or advance your cybersecurity career. Complete this form and we'll send you additional information, invitations to upcoming online info sessions, and updates.

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        Questions?

        We're happy to help. Email info@sans.edu or call 301.241.7665.