Graduate Certificate Programs

Graduate Certificate Programs

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. Flexible scheduling and monthly admissions windows mean you can earn the graduate certificate in roughly two years. Credits earned in the certificate program may be applied directly towards 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.

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Cyber Defense Operations

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

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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.

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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