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Cyber Defense Initiative 2012

Washington, DC | Fri Dec 7 - Sun Dec 16, 2012

Earn your Master's Degree at SANS Technology Institute (STI)!

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Start taking courses at SANS CDI 2012 that will apply to the STI Master's Degree Program upon admittance.

STI has two distinct Master's programs focused on Information Security:

Click here to download the PDF Application.

Below is a list of eligible Master's courses being offered at SANS CDI 2012 .

MSISE: Master of Science in Information Security Engineering
Course Certification Other Info
MGT305: Technical Communication and Presentation Skills for Security Professionals   Assessment
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC Gold Paper
SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling GCIH Netwars
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA Gold Paper
MGT433: Securing The Human: Building and Deploying an Effective Security Awareness Program    
Electives: Two electives (no papers) can be chosen from the following courses
FOR408: Computer Forensic Investigations - Windows In-Depth GCFW  
SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender GCED  
SEC505: Securing Windows GCWN  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN  
AUD507: Auditing Networks, Perimeters, and Systems GSNA  
MSISM: Master of Science in Information Security Management
Course Certification Other Info
MGT305: Technical Communication and Presentation Skills for Security Professionals    
MGT433: Securing The Human: Building and Deploying an Effective Security Awareness Program    
MGT512: SANS Security Leadership Essentials For Managers with Knowledge CompressionTM GSLC Gold Paper
MGT514: IT Security Strategic Planning, Policy and Leadership    
SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling GCIH Netwars
AUD507: Auditing Networks, Perimeters, and Systems GSNA Gold Paper

Scores

To be eligible for transfer into STI, the GIAC Certification score must be current with a score of 80 or above.

Admissions Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree with at least 2.8 GPA (with some exceptions) - unrelated field is okay.
  • Leadership Essay and Goal Essay
  • Completed Employer Recommendation of Candidate Form
  • At least 12 months of experience in information technology, security, or audit. Upon graduation from STI, it is expected that you will have at least three years of significant work experience in the field.
  • TOEFL if English is not your native language; resident alien documentation if applicable

Click here for the downloadable Application form, Employer Recommendation of Candidate form, and other details.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at info@sans.edu or 855-6-SANS-ED (855-672-6733), and we'll be happy to assist you.

Admission and curriculum requirements in effect when a person is admitted to STI are the requirements that will apply to that person.