Students: Course Registration



Registrations and tuition payments for SANS Technology Institute graduate courses are performed through individual sites dedicated to each graduate program. Although many graduate courses incorporate underlying SANS courses and GIAC certification exams, graduate students do not purchase or register for these separately, because they are incorporated into the relevant graduate school course or experience.

  • For example, newly accepted MSISE students will typically enroll first in ISE 5150 - Engineering Enterprise Information Security, using the site linked below. This course incorporates SANS SEC 401, the GIAC GSEC exam, and requires a research paper and additional reading. Students would use the first registration selection below to register and pay the tuition for ISE 5150, and would not purchase SEC 401 or the GSEC separately at a different SANS registration site.
  • Students enrolled in versions of the curricula prior to 3.0 (the current version) will pay tuition for the appropriate number of 'credit hours' associated with the particular course they seek to take.
  • Only courses or experiences purchased with tuition on the designated graduate school registration page will count for credit.
  • No SANS or GIAC discounts may be applied to graduate courses of the SANS Technology Institute. SANS Universal Vouchers do not apply.

Step-by-Step Registration Instructions

2016 - 2017 Course Catalog

Select Your Registration Site

Please choose the appropriate program-specific registration site from the following list. Once on the registration page, please login using your SANS portal account ID and password. If you intend to pay tuition utilizing a SANS Voucher Account, contact the Office of the Registrar at prior to registration.

Program and/or Curriculum Version Registration Site
M.S. in Information Security Engineering - Curriculum Version 3.0  
M.S. in Information Security Management - Curriculum Version 3.0  
Master's Degree Programs - Prior Curricula  
Cybersecurity Engineering Core Certificate Program  
Cyber Defense Operations Certificate Program  
Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking Certificate Program  
Incident Response Certificate Program