Advanced Cybersecurity Certificate

As more threats and breaches are discovered, the demand for cybersecurity professionals increases daily. The Advanced Cybersecurity program will prepare you to thrive in this industry with online, self-paced courses taught by world-class Stanford instructors and faculty.

In this program, you will learn to:

  • Create secure code and secure existing applications and systems
  • Use tools like cryptography and cross-domain security measures
  • Deploy and grow an information security program
  • Engage teams and leadership stakeholders in cybersecurity measures
  • Identify threats and prepare countermeasures to protect your organization
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Learn online, wherever you are

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Take courses on your own time, on-demand

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Complete 6 courses to earn a Certificate of Achievement

Learning Options

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Individual Courses

Each course can be taken individually or as part of the certificate path. Materials are available on-demand for 60 days after course enrollment.

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All-Access Plan

Get unlimited access to all 7 courses in the program for 365 days and complete your certificate at your own pace. You can take courses in any order, sequentially or simultaneously, and move freely in and out of all courses.

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Complete 6 courses (1 required and 5 electives) within the program and earn your certificate. Learn at your own pace and complete your certificate after finishing your sixth course successfully.


All courses in the program are:

  • Online - Including video lectures, readings, exercises, and written assignments.
  • Self-paced - Materials are available on demand for 60 days after course enrollment. Most of our students spend approximately 2 hours per week on the coursework and complete each course within 45 days.
  • Approximately 10-12 hours of coursework, depending on your familiarity with the topic and experience with online learning.


Number of Courses Time to Complete Cost Professional Certificate
Single Course 1 60 days from enrollment $545 No
Full Certificate 6 60 days from enrollment for each course $3,270 Yes
All-Access Plan 7 365 days for all 7 courses $3,250 Yes

Who Should Enroll

Professionals and students interested in technology-related fields:

  • IT professionals
  • Cybersecurity professionals and executives
  • Developers working with software, applications, and web-based technologies
  • Engineers working in software, systems, and data
  • Executives aiming to secure their companies
  • Systems professionals

Learn more about our Advanced Cybersecurity learners.


Meet Vint Cerf

“Father of the Internet” Discusses Internet Security

Academic Directors

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Dan Boneh

Professor of Computer Science and of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

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Neil Daswani

Former Chief Information Security Officer, LifeLock (acquired by Symantec), PhD, Stanford University

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John Mitchell

Professor of Computer Science and, by courtesy, of Electrical Engineering and of Education, Stanford University