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GIAC Digital Forensics Security Certifications

Ensure your hands-on DFIR skills are kept up to date and validated by achieving a GIAC Digital Forensic Security Certification.

The following DFIR GIAC Certifications are available:

Organisations are facing a rising and ever changing tide of cyber attacks. Digital Forensics and Incident Response professionals are key to remediation and recovery from an attack.

GIAC Certifications is global certification body that was created in 1999 to validate the skills of cyber security practitioners.

Since its creation, over 70,000 professionals have achieved GAIC Certification.

Benefits of GIAC DFIR Security Certifications

  1. Holding a GIAC Certification proves - beyond any doubt - that a DFIR practitioner is more than just competent.
  2. GIAC Certification differentiates students from colleagues by demonstrating they have the skills, knowledge and abilities accredited by a global body.
  3. Certification affirms commitment to up-to-date practices and professional career development.

Employers recognise and actively prioritise candidates who possess GAIC Digital Forensics Certification because:

  1. GIAC Certification ensures practitioners' skills are kept up to date.
  2. By standardising on GIAC, employers can ensure their whole security team shares the same philosophy, approach and speaks one common language.
  3. Having a security team founded on GIAC Certification sends out a powerful message. It proves an organisation takes its responsibilities incredibly seriously.

Why Study With SANS

Since its creation over 25 years ago, SANS has grown to be the world's largest provider of cyber security training.

SANS takes great pride the quality of its Instructors. Many SANS DFIR Instructors spend more time working in the field than they do teaching. They bring real-world experience into the classroom.

SANS Instructors work in high profile organisations and hold influential positions. Many are consultants. SANS DFIR Instructors understand intimately the trends, technologies and challenges that dominate DFIR's frontline.

As teachers, SANS Instructors are passionate about their subject and this shines though in a classroom experience that's intense, fast paced, focussed and incredibly rewarding - read what students say here.

At the heart of SANS' classroom philosophy is a belief that people learn more readily through doing as opposed to listening. As such, SANS training is built around hands on lab exercises.

SANS training is aligned closely with the GIAC DFIR Certification syllabus to enable students the best training preparation pre exam available.

How Do I Get Certified?

To achieve a GIAC Certification candidates need to pass an examination. Given the examination's rigorousness it's recommended that preparation is thorough.

SANS offers many specialist DFIR training courses that align with GIAC Certifications. Attend a training course in a Training Event and be in with a chance to earn a special SANS DFIR Coin.

Alternative training methods include Online Training and Private Training.


Training Events Offering DFIR Courses
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SANS Paris June 2018 Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018  
SANS London July 2018 Jul 02 - Jul 07, 2018  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2018 Jul 23 - Jul 28, 2018  
SANS Riyadh July 2018 Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2018  
SANS Krakow 2018 Aug 20 - Aug 25, 2018  
SANS Copenhagen August 2018 Aug 27 - Sep 01, 2018  
SANS Amsterdam September 2018 Sep 03 - Sep 08, 2018  
SANS Munich September 2018 Sep 16 - Sep 22, 2018  
SANS London September 2018 Sep 17 - Sep 22, 2018  
SANS DFIR Prague Summit & Training 2018 Oct 01 - Oct 07, 2018  
SANS London October 2018 Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2018  
SANS Gulf Region 2018 Nov 03 - Nov 15, 2018  
SANS London November 2018 Nov 05 - Nov 10, 2018  
SANS Rome 2018 Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2018  
SANS Paris November 2018 Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2018  
SANS Stockholm 2018 Nov 26 - Dec 01, 2018  
SANS Khobar 2018 Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2018  
SANS Frankfurt 2018 Dec 10 - Dec 15, 2018  
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