"The SANS Technology Institute's post-baccalaureate certificate program in Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking is based entirely upon four courses already available as an elective path through its graduate program leading to a Master of Science Degree in Information Security Engineering.
As an independent offering, the graduate certificate in Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking is a highly technical, 13 credit hour program with a cohesive and progressive set of learning outcomes. These learning outcomes are focused on developing the student's capability to discover, analyze, and understand the implications of information security vulnerabilities in systems/networks/applications in order to identify solutions before others exploit these flaws.
Because the certificate program is based on the courses that may be chosen by a master's candidate during the normal course of studies, all credits earned while completing the Penetration Testing & Ethical Hacking certificate program may be applied directly in fulfillment of the master's degree requirements should the student matriculate in the master's program afterwards."
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