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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 Amsterdam May 2018 May 28 - Jun 02, 2018  
SANS London June 2018 Jun 04 - Jun 12, 2018  
SANS Milan June 2018 Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2018  
SANS ICS Europe Summit and Training 2018 Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2018  
SANS Oslo June 2018 Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2018  
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 Prague 2018 Aug 20 - Aug 25, 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 Brussels October 2018 Oct 08 - Oct 13, 2018  
SANS Riyadh October 2018 Oct 13 - Oct 18, 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  
European Security Awareness Summit 2018 Nov 26 - Nov 29, 2018  
SANS Stockholm 2018 Nov 26 - Dec 01, 2018  
SANS Khobar 2018 Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2018  
SANS Dublin 2018 Dec 03 - Dec 08, 2018 Coming Soon
SANS Frankfurt 2018 Dec 10 - Dec 15, 2018  
Online Training: SANS OnDemand
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OnDemand - Various Courses Anytime  
Private Training
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