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Training Events & GIAC Certifications

GIAC Certifications test and validate professionals' cyber security skills. Take a positive stride toward achieving certification through face-to-face training with a SANS Instructor at a SANS' Training Event.

GIAC - Global Information Assurance Certification - offers the gold standard of cyber security certification. Holding a GIAC certification proves indelibly that a professional possess cyber security expertise of the very highest order.

GIAC builds its certifications to target - and align with - regular cyber security roles and jobs. By taking this approach individuals can build, develop and validate the skills that are right for their career.

GIAC Qualification & Training Events

GIAC certifications span from beginner to elite skillsets.

Attending a SANS Training Event is an effective means of enhancing performance in a GIAC examination as many SANS courses are directly aligned to GIAC Certifications.

At a Training Event a SANS Instructor is on hand to answer any questions students may have, and to focus on areas they might find difficult.

Training Events may also feature supplementary bonus sessions such as SANS@Night talks, which take place in the evening and offer even more insight into a chosen topic.

SANS and GIAC are both uniquely focussed on preparing practitioners to face today's biggest treats and tomorrow's evolving attacks.

Benefits for Employers and Managers

By prioritising employment candidates who hold relevant Certifications, the risk associated with hiring is greatly reduced. CVs are easy to write but GIAC certifications are tough to earn.

By making GIAC Certifications part of employees' continual professional development, managers can ensure their team is more than just competent. Rather, by choosing GIAC, team leaders are ensuring they head a department of experts.

SANS Training Events offer a hands on interactive experience. Security team members will be able to question their SANS Instructor about situations and scenarios they've encountered during the course of their day job, and take advice on their GIAC Certification attempt.

How do I Get Certified?

The GIAC Certification process is straight forward: begin by choosing the required Certification, register for it and - within four months of registering - take the associated examination.

GIAC is an independent certification body. Many SANS courses are aligned with GIAC certifications. By taking the SANS course that's related to a desired GIAC certification, students give themselves the best chance of achieving certification.

Depending upon the Certification chosen, students can expect a GIAC exam to take between two and five hours. Exams are taken online and in an approved testing centre.

The tests are open-book which means participants can take their SANS textbooks and notes - on paper - into the test. This is one of the reasons why taking SANS training is advantageous.


Training Events
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SANS London July 2017 Jul 03 - Jul 08, 2017  
SANS Munich Summer 2017 Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017  
SANS Prague 2017 Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017  
SANS Dublin 2017 Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2017  
SANS Copenhagen 2017 Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017  
SANS London September 2017 Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017  
SANS SEC504 at Cyber Security Week 2017 Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017  
SANS DFIR Summit Prague 2017 Oct 02 - Oct 08, 2017  
SANS Oslo Autumn 2017 Oct 02 - Oct 07, 2017  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2017 Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017  
SANS Berlin 2017 Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2017  
SANS Gulf Region 2017 Nov 04 - Nov 16, 2017  
SANS Amsterdam 2017 Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017  
SANS Paris November 2017 Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017  
SANS London November 2017 Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017  
SANS Khobar 2017 Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2017  
European Security Awareness Summit 2017 Dec 04 - Dec 07, 2017  
SANS Munich December 2017 Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2017 Coming Soon
SANS Frankfurt 2017 Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2017 Coming Soon
SANS Amsterdam January 2018 Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Coming Soon
SANS Brussels February 2018 Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2018 Coming Soon
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