GIAC Certifications: The Highest Standard in Cyber Security Certifications

GIAC Certifications provide the highest and most rigorous assurance of cyber security knowledge and skill available to industry, government, and military clients across the world.

Explore Certification Focus Areas

Easily explore the certification focus areas to find what will take your career to the next level.

Exam Prep & Help Getting Certified

The SANS Institute is GIAC's preferred partner for exam preparation. SANS training can be taken in three different formats: OnDemand, Live Online, and In-Person. Find a training format that best fits your schedule.

SANS and GIAC are here to help you along your certification journey. Review our handy step-by-step guide and tips for success.

Getting Certified and Staying Certified

HR and Cyber Security

An extreme shortage of qualified cyber security professionals is placing a burden on employers to fill critical security roles. SANS and GIAC provide assessments and tools to help human resource professionals and recruiters place well-qualified, pre-assessed professionals into critical cyber security roles.

What GIAC Certifications Holders Say About Their Exam Experience

I feel now that I am certified, the whole "Trust Me, I'm Certified" actually does exist. I was able to land my dream role thanks to the skills and knowledge I've learned via taking SANS courses and passing GIAC exams.
Nate Gonzalez
The GIAC cert exam covers information in real-world terms. Even as an open-book exam it was challenging. It wasn't about memorizing answers but instead applying that information to real-life scenarios.
Ken Hansen
GISF - Quanta
A SANS / GIAC certification holds a high degree of value: it truly establishes one as an expert in their field.
Navroz Shariff
I value the instant respect and credibility GIAC professionals receive. People know you've worked hard to obtain the certification and they recognize the critical skills and knowledge that come with it.
Ben Boyle
GIAC certified individuals know how to use the same tools and techniques that attackers do, learn to think like an attacker and protect from them.
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