Students: Capstone Exam (GSE/GSM)


Upcoming Lab Dates

Dates Conference Name Location
Spring 2017 (Dates TBD) SANS 2017 Orlando, FL
Fall 2017 (Dates TBD) Network Security 2017 (tentative) Las Vegas, NV (tentative)


MSISE candidates are required to successfully pass the GIAC GSE exam. More instructions regarding that exam can be found here:

Read Preparing for the GSE by Kevin Bong, MSISE, GSE

Note: exam fees are paid directly to GIAC as there are no credit hours associated with the exam.


MSISM candidates are required to pass the GSM, an exam created by the SANS Technology Institute faculty and administered by GIAC. This exam is exclusive to students in the graduate program and not offered as a GIAC certification.

Read A Guide to Preparing for the MSISM Capstone Exam by Courtney Imbert, MSISE Candidate, GSE