Cyber Security Certification: GCPN

Cyber Security Certification: GCPN

The GCPN certification is now available for pre-sale in conjunction with affiliated SANS training. GCPN will be available to the public in February 2021. SANS SEC588 Alumni will be eligible to challenge the GCPN exam. Alumni of SEC588 will receive a special offer email with a discount code once the exam goes live in February.

"The GIAC Cloud Penetration Testing (GCPN) certification provides our industry with a first focused exam on both cloud technologies and penetration testing disciplines. This certification will require a mastery in assessing the security of systems, networks, web applications, web architecture, cloud technologies, and cloud design. Those that hold the GCPN have been able to cross these distinct discipline areas and simulate the ways that attackers are breaching modern enterprises."- Moses Frost, Course Author SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing

Areas Covered

Who is GCPN for?



NOTE: All GIAC Certification exams are web-based and required to be proctored. There are two proctoring options: remote proctoring through ProctorU, and onsite proctoring through PearsonVUE. Click here for more information.

GIAC certification attempts will be activated in your GIAC account after your application has been approved and according to the terms of your purchase. Details on delivery will be provided along with your registration confirmation upon payment. You will receive an email notification when your certification attempt has been activated in your account. You will have 120 days from the date of activation to complete your certification attempt.

*No Specific training is required for any GIAC certification. There are many sources of information available regarding the certification objectives' knowledge areas. Practical experience is an option; there are also numerous books on the market covering Computer Information Security. Another option is any relevant courses from training providers, including SANS.*

Other Resources

Training is available in a variety of modalities including live conference training, online, and self-study. Practical work experience can help ensure that you have mastered the skills necessary for certification College level courses or study through another program may meet the needs for mastery. The procedure to contest exam results can be found at