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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 November 2018 Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2018  
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SANS Khobar 2018 Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2018  
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SANS Frankfurt 2018 Dec 10 - Dec 15, 2018  
SANS Amsterdam January 2019 Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2019  
SANS Threat Hunting London 2019 Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2019  
SANS London February 2019 Feb 11 - Feb 16, 2019  
SANS Zurich February 2019 Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2019  
SANS Riyadh February 2019 Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2019  
SANS Brussels February 2019 Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2019  
SANS London March 2019 Mar 11 - Mar 16, 2019  
SANS Munich March 2019 Mar 18 - Mar 23, 2019  
SANS Jeddah March 2019 Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2019  
SANS Madrid March 2019 Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2019  
SANS Cyber Security Middle East Summit Apr 04 - Apr 11, 2019  
SANS London April 2019 Apr 08 - Apr 13, 2019  
SANS Riyadh April 2019 Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2019  
SANS Muscat April 2019 Apr 27 - May 02, 2019  
SANS Stockholm May 2019 May 13 - May 18, 2019  
SANS Milan May 2019 May 13 - May 18, 2019  
SANS Dublin May 2019 May 13 - May 18, 2019  
SANS Amsterdam May 2019 May 20 - May 25, 2019  
SANS Krakow May 2019 May 27 - Jun 01, 2019  
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