Where to get started

There are numerous different roles in cybersecurity and where you fit depends on your interest level. SANS New to Cyber offers courses, certifications, and free resources for anyone interested in getting started in cybersecurity.


New2Cyber Summit 2023: Reskilling Edition

March 14 | CPE Credits: 6 Join us in-person in Baltimore, MD or Live Online to learn about the many areas of of interest in cybersecurity, free resources to learn more about the field and build your skills, and hear success stories from pros who made the switch from very different fields.

Free Resources

SANS training and GIAC certifications can help you reach your goals, but first you need to know where to start. These free resources can help test your current knowledge, start or strengthen your cyber skill levels, and review the most in-demand and coolest cyber careers that are out there.

Learn the Fundamentals

Gain real-world skills and knowledge from the top experts in cybersecurity. SANS New to Cybersecurity curriculum features multiple options to meet the needs of anyone looking to enter the field. From zero technical experience to basic IT knowledge, SANS has a solution that will enable you to select a starting point for your cybersecurity learning journey.

Degree Programs and Scholarship Academies

In addition to courses and certifications, SANS also offers academic and scholarship-based programs for people looking to enter the cybersecurity field. You don't need a technical background or experience to apply.

Additional Resources

No technical experience is required to start your journey towards a cybersecurity career. Learn the basics by taking advantage of free content-rich resources our SANS instructors produce for the information security community.


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    Jonathan Kimmitt
    - University of Tulsa
    Fantastic experience all-around. Cannot wait to take another course from SANS.
    Daniel Vandermark
    - SUNY Oswego
    SANS training never fails to impress. Instructors who are in the trenches sharing current data, tools, and techniques, bring such value to these courses.
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