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.