Graduate Certificate Programs in Cyber Security

Graduate Certificate Programs in Cyber Security

Graduate Certificate Programs
on the Cutting Edge of Cybersecurity

Strengthen essential technical knowledge and skills.

The SANS Technology Institute's graduate certificate programs provide short, technically focused sets of courses that sharpen your skills and keep your knowledge current.

The Cybersecurity Engineering (Core) certificate – designed for IT and InfoSec professionals who want to develop a technical base in cybersecurity skills – includes the three technical courses at the core of the master's degree program. The other four certificate programs – Cyber Defense OperationsIncident ResponseIndustrial Control Systems Security, and Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking– are for individuals who already have an established technical base and seek to deepen their capabilities and become leaders in critical, specialized areas of information security.

The SANS Technology Institute Advantage

Live and Online Study Options

  • Graduate certificate programs can be completed entirely online, at immersive live courses, or in a combination of both. View our course delivery options.

Flexibility for Working Professionals

  • Monthly admissions windows mean you can start on your schedule and earn the graduate certificate in roughly two years.

Credentials that Showcase Your Skills

  • Earn industry-recognized GIAC certifications that validate your skill set in specialized areas of InfoSec.

World-class Faculty

Pathway to a Master's Degree

  • Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied directly toward the master's degree program should you later apply and be accepted.

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 and defensive information security best practices.

Learn more about the graduate certificate in Cybersecurity Engineering

Cyber Defense Operations

Focuses on teaching the applied technologies used to defend and secure information assets and business systems at an organization.

Learn more about the graduate certificate in Cyber Defense Operations

Incident Response

Focuses on developing the student's capability to manage both a computer and network-based forensics investigation as well as the appropriate incident responses.

Learn more about the graduate certificate in Incident Response

Industrial Control Systems Security - New!

Focused on teaching the applied technologies used to defend and secure industrial control systems, operations technology, and cyber-physical systems.

Learn more about the graduate certificate in Industrial Control Systems Security

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, and applications in order to identify solutions before others exploit these flaws.

Learn more about the graduate certificate in Penetration Testing