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Cybersecurity Graduate Certificate Programs

Strengthen essential technical knowledge and skills. The SANS Technology Institute's graduate certificate programs in cyber security offer short, technically focused sets of courses that sharpen job-specific skills and keep your knowledge current. SANS.edu is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.

Graduate Certificate Programs on the Cutting Edge of Cybersecurity

100% online options available. Applications are accepted monthly.
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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. Tue, Feb 14 at 1 pm (ET). Register here.
  • Discover the Graduate Certificate in Cloud Security in a special info session featuring faculty members and Cloud experts Frank Kim and Shaun McCulloughThu, March 9, 2 pm (ET). Register here.
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 industry-recognized GIAC cybersecurity certifications in all 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 the program through live or rewindable online courses.

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Pathway to a Master’s Degree

All credits earned in our graduate certificate programs can transfer into our master’s degree program.

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SANS.edu Academic Pricing

Get SANS.edu academic pricing on SANS courses and GIAC certifications.

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Powerful Network

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

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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 career goals.

Learn from the Best Cybersecurity Experts

SANS Technology Institute faculty members are rock stars of the cybersecurity field. Their up-to-date examples and deep knowledge ensure that what you learn in class will be useful immediately on the job.

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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.

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

Success Stories

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“After I passed my GCIH certification exam, I got a job offer for twice my current salary. I’m happy where I am, but it’s great to see recruiters going after GIAC certified professionals.” - Agnel D’Silva, IT Administrator, City of Danville, IL

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Join the Winning Team

Students from the SANS Technology Institute topped the leaderboard in every category of the spring 2022 National Cyber League (NCL) competition, earning top rankings for #1 Individual Player, #1 Team and #1 Cyber Power Ranking.

What’s more, 4 SANS.edu teams made the top 10. Eight teams made the top 100 out of more than 1,000 teams. Learn more about the SANS.edu teams that finished in first placethird placefifth place, and ninth place.

Funding Options

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Join us for a free online info session to learn more.

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Questions?

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