GIAC offers over 20 certifications in security administration, management, legal, audit, forensics and software security. A Certification Roadmap has been created to help you determine what certifications are right for specific job needs or career goals. Each GIAC certification is designed to stand on its own, and represents a certified individual's mastery of a particular set of knowledge and skills. There is no particular "order" in which GIAC certifications must be earned; though we recommend that candidates master lower level concepts before moving on to more advanced topics.
GIAC certifications align with individual job based disciplines and typically correspond to topics presented in SANS full 5-6 day courses. GIAC certification attempts have a 4 month time frame.