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Cyber Defence Cyber Security Certification With GIAC

Validate Cyber Defence skills with GIAC Certification, a leading provider of skills-based security accreditation.

The GIAC exams available to study within this Curriculum include:

Achieving a GIAC Certification in Cyber Defence is a secure means of validating IT security skills.

GIAC Cyber Defence Certification Benefits

At the heart of GIAC are three core beliefs:

  1. The application of knowledge - GIAC expects students to have an appreciation of best practice and theory. As a body, GIAC places an emphasis on applying skills and theory.
  2. Celebrating ability - By preparing for, passing and securing a GIAC certification professionals send out a powerful message to colleagues, co-workers and the wider cyber defence community.
  3. Sharing with the community - Both GIAC and SANS are deeply invested in the Cyber Defence community. Both bodies share what they learn and are dedicated to improving the wider Cyber Defence community's knowledgebase.

From a manager's perspective, encouraging team members to achieve a GIAC Cyber Defence security Certification is a reliable way of ensuring skills are kept up to date.

Cyber Defence is a fast moving and fluid subject. Even seasoned professionals need support to keep their skills fresh.

Practitioners who are GIAC Certified often find promotion. GIAC Certified Cyber Defenders can often command higher salaries.

Why Study With SANS?

SANS training is designed to help master the practical steps necessary to defend networks and systems. Training is designed to help defend against the latest threats, exploits and risks.

SANS' fierce focus on practicality is underpinned by the quality of our Instructors. SANS' Cyber Defence Instructors are widely regarded as the best in their field. They are seasoned industry practitioners who bring a wealth of real-world experience into the classroom.

SANS provide several flexible options for students interested in Cyber Defence training. Training helps students pass Cyber Defence GIAC certifications.

Training options include:

Read what previous students say about SANS Cyber Defence Training here.

How Do I Get Certified?

There are four key steps to achieving Certification:

  1. Select the GIAC Certification that's right for your career.
  2. Register.
  3. Prepare for the GIAC examination. There's no prescribed route. Exams are tough and we recommend preparing thoroughly. Many GIAC Certifications align naturally with SANS training courses.
  4. Book a proctored examination.

If you have any questions about getting certified, read our FAQs or email us emea@sans.org.


Training Events Offering Cyber Defence Courses
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SANS Paris July 2019 Jul 01 - Jul 06, 2019  
SANS Munich July 2019 Jul 01 - Jul 06, 2019  
SANS London July 2019 Jul 08 - Jul 13, 2019  
SANS Riyadh July 2019 Jul 28 - Aug 01, 2019  
SANS London August 2019 Aug 05 - Aug 10, 2019  
SANS Prague August 2019 Aug 12 - Aug 17, 2019  
SANS Amsterdam August 2019 Aug 19 - Aug 24, 2019  
SANS Copenhagen August 2019 Aug 26 - Aug 31, 2019  
SANS Munich September 2019 Sep 02 - Sep 07, 2019  
SANS Brussels September 2019 Sep 02 - Sep 07, 2019  
SANS Oslo September 2019 Sep 09 - Sep 14, 2019  
SANS Dubai September 2019 Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2019  
SANS Paris September 2019 Sep 16 - Sep 21, 2019  
SANS Bahrain September 2019 Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2019  
SANS London September 2019 Sep 23 - Sep 28, 2019  
SANS DFIR Europe 2019 Sep 30 - Oct 06, 2019  
SANS Cardiff September 2019 Sep 30 - Oct 05, 2019  
SANS Riyadh October 2019 Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2019  
SANS Doha October 2019 Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2019  
SANS London October 2019 Oct 14 - Oct 19, 2019  
SANS Cairo October 2019 Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2019  
SANS Amsterdam October 2019 Oct 28 - Nov 02, 2019  
SANS London November 2019 Nov 11 - Nov 16, 2019  
SANS Gulf Region 2019 Nov 16 - Nov 28, 2019  
SANS Munich November 2019 Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2019  
SANS SEC401 Madrid November 2019 (in Spanish) Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2019  
SANS Security Operations London 2019 Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2019  
SANS Frankfurt December 2019 Dec 09 - Dec 14, 2019  
SANS Manchester February 2020 Feb 24 - Feb 29, 2020  
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