Cyber Security Certification: GPCS

Cyber Security Certification: GPCS

The GPCS certification is now available for pre-sale in conjunction with affiliated SANS training. GPCS will be available to the public in August 2021.

SANS SEC510 Alumni will be eligible to challenge the GPCS exam. Alumni of SEC510 will receive a special offer email with a discount code once the exam goes live in August.

"SEC510: Public Cloud Security: AWS, Azure, and GCP covers a large array of topics across each of the Big 3 Cloud providers. Certification is crucial to prove that an individual can navigate through the nuances of each platform to defend the data and infrastructure within. The GPCS distinguishes itself from the certifications offered by each provider because it remains vendor neutral. GPCS emphasizes the security strengths and weaknesses of each provider, highlighting that they are not secure by default and require professional reconfiguration. Any organization using one or more of these providers will find the knowledge and experience of GPCS holders to be indispensable to their security strategy." - Brandon Evans, SANS SEC510 course co-author

The GPCS certification validates a practitioner's ability to secure the cloud in both public cloud and multi cloud environments. GPCS-certified professionals are familiar with the nuances of AWS, Azure, and GCP and have the skills needed to defend each of these platforms.

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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.*

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