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Certificate Overview

Master the principles of computer security.
In Stanford’s Advanced Computer Security online program, you’ll learn to protect your organization from a broad spectrum of 21st century security threats. Taught by world-class Stanford University faculty and industry experts, this program will give you the vital skills needed to succeed in today’s cyber workforce.

Program Overview Video: Stanford Advanced Computer Security Course

Program Overview - Stanford Advanced Computer Security

Why Enroll

  • You’ll be able to build and maintain more secure systems by applying the theory that drives key decision making.
  • You’ll develop tools and techniques to survive disruptive events and recover quickly.
  • You’ll gain the advantage you need to set yourself apart in the cyber security workforce.

Who Should Enroll

  • Developers, programmers, architects, engineers, analysts, IT professionals interested in furthering their careers
  • Anyone familiar with security primitives, looking to expand their knowledge and enter the cyber security career path
  • Meet your peers


  • Equivalent of a BS in Computer Science
  • A background in programing, development or security

What’s Unique About This Program

  • Our content is focused on advanced theory and principles.
  • The curriculum covers a wide-breadth of security topics.
  • The program is taught by outstanding Stanford faculty with rich Silicon Valley experience.
  • All classes are self-paced and entirely online.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

You’ll earn one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) for each course completed within this certificate program. CEUs cannot be applied toward any Stanford degree. CEU transferability is subject to the receiving institution’s policies.

What Our Students Are Saying

"It's opened so many doors for me - in this day and age you really need to know about cybersecurity to excel in any IT field." -Will Inman

"Stanford education is world-class, and being able to learn from some of the brightest minds there was really enjoyable." -Richard Dann

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