Undergraduate Cybersecurity Certificates

Kickstart your cybersecurity journey at any age with our world-class certificate programs. SANS.edu is proud to be an NSA Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
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Make Your Best First Step Toward a Cybersecurity Career with Our Cybersecurity Certificates

Designed for students of any age (18 to 60+), our flexible, hands-on cybersecurity certificate programs can be completed while you’re working full time or even earning a degree at another college. Cybersecurity is all we teach — and nobody does it better.

Applications are accepted monthly.

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Applied Cybersecurity Certificate (ACS)

Prepare to launch a high-paying cybersecurity career.

Gain essential skills, industry-recognized GIAC certifications, and unparalleled career support to propel you toward success. Highlights include:

  • 4 GIAC Certifications: Show employers you’re job ready with four industry-recognized certifications.
  • High Starting Salaries: Join the ranks of our ACS graduates who boast an average starting salary of $104,000.
  • Exceptional Employment Rates: Over 93% of ACS graduates secure employment within six months of graduation.
  • Launch Your Career Faster: More than 50% of ACS students got their first job before finishing the program.
  • Lifetime Career Support: Benefit from lifetime support from the SANS.edu Career Center.
  • Flexible Online Learning: Pursue your goals while balancing work, school and life with our 100% online option.
  • No Prior Technical Experience Required: You don’t need prior experience, just a minimum of 48 college credits.
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Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate (CSF)

Build a foundation to pursue more technical cybersecurity programs.

Not sure you’re ready for the more technical courses in our Applied Cybersecurity Certificate or bachelor’s degree program? The Cybersecurity Fundamentals Certificate (CSF) program will help you build a foundation for success. Highlights include:

  • GIAC Certification and College Credits: Earn a respected GIAC certification and 6 transferable college credits.
  • Seamless Progression: Gain a foundation to transition into the more technical courses of the Applied Cybersecurity Certificate or bachelor's degree programs — and enter either program with the first course completed.
  • 100% Online Learning: Complete all CSF courses online, on your own schedule.
  • Accessible Entry Requirements: No prior technical experience is required, just a minimum of 12 college credits.
  • Note that our Career Center only works with students in our ACS and bachelor’s degree programs, but you’ll be primed to enter either program after completing the CSF certificate program.
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Join an Online Info Session for Undergraduate Cybersecurity Programs

Learn more about the SANS.edu undergraduate programs in cybersecurity at a free online info session. Our Applied Cybersecurity Certificate (ACS) graduates have an average starting salary of $104K and our bachelor's degree (BACS) graduates have an average starting salary of $110K. We'll discuss why they become so marketable and how our Career Center supports their job search — and we'll answer your questions.

Thu, July 25 at 11 am (ET)

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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 cybersecurity career goals.

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