GIAC offers two Categories of stackable certifications to meet the needs of different professionals: Practitioner Certifications and Applied Knowledge Certifications.
- The 40+ GIAC Certifications you have always known will now be referred to as GIAC Practitioner Certifications. Spanning the breadth of Infosec, the certifications prove your foundational skills are solid in a certain area.
- Applied Knowledge Certifications are designed to challenge the most seasoned professionals going beyond foundational skills to rigorously assess hands-on skills and real-world experience. Candidates must solve real-world challenges in a 100% virtual machine environment.
Why Certify With GIAC
Personal validation. 92% of candidates say they are more confident in their abilities.
Growth Opportunity. 81% of certified candidates have more confidence to explore growth opportunities.
Performance. 82% of organizations seek candidates with credentials.
Community. GIAC Alumni in our community.*
Find Certifications by Focus Area
GIAC certifications are now organized by focus areas that align with industry trends and needs.
Cyber threats are constantly evolving – which is why we regularly develop new certifications to meet the needs of the industry. Learn more about GIAC and the programs and resources we offer below.
GIAC Certifications, known for setting the standard for cyber security certifications over the past two decades, is now raising the bar even higher with CyberLive.Learn More
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Continue building skills to take the next step in your career with GIAC’s new certifications.
I value the instant respect and credibility GIAC professionals receive. People know you’ve worked hard to obtain the certification and they recognize the critical skills and knowledge that come with it.
Attackers are always evolving, and having a GIAC cert prepares you to evolve with them. It allows you to implement the appropriate methods and best practices in your company while understanding it's a continuous fight.
*Source: PearsonVue 2023 and 2022 on the 92%, 81%, AND 82%