Advanced Cybersecurity Program

Stanford School of Engineering

  • Professional Program
  • Fee:
    Fee may apply



The Advanced Cybersecurity Program will give you the skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructures. Through six online courses, you will have access to the latest research and best practices from world-class Stanford faculty, as well as leading cybersecurity professionals in companies such as Google, LinkedIn, Symantec, VeriSign, and LifeLock.

The course material is condensed, relevant, and designed specifically for busy professionals in today's cyber workforces.

Who Should Enroll

Whether you manage small projects or large-scale initiatives, the Advanced Cybersecurity Program will benefit you. Participants come from various job areas such as:

  • Chief Information Security Officers
  • Information Technology Professionals
  • Network Security Engineers
  • Software Developers
  • App Developers
  • Software Engineers
  • System Architects
  • Systems Analysts
  • Security Champions

Earning the Certificate

You have the flexibility of taking individual courses within the program or earning the Stanford Certificate of Achievement in Advanced Cybersecurity by completing the 4 required courses and 2 electives. (The free introductory course, Introduction to Web Security, does not count towards the certificate.)

Courses are available online, anytime.


The All-Access Plan—a full year to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. Revisit course materials or jump ahead – all content remains at your fingertips year-round. You also get 365 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

$2,970 for one-year access to all 8 online courses
+   $75 (one-time document fee)

Individual Courses—60 days to view and complete course materials, video lectures, assignments and exams, at your own pace. You also get 60 days of email access to your Stanford teaching assistant.

  • $495 per online course
  • $75 one-time document fee

Group pricing available. Please contact for more information.

Time to Complete Certificate

The program consists of 6 courses and takes approximately 50-55 hours to complete. (Note: the free introductory course does not count towards the certificate.)

For individual courses, we recommend that you designate about 2 hours per week to watch video lectures and complete assignments in order to finish within 60 days.

Since the All-Access Plan allows you to access all courses for one year, you can determine how quickly to progress, but you must complete courses with 365 days in order to receive credit.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

You will earn 1 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.

It is recommended that you have the equivalent of a BS in Computer Science, or a background in cybersecurity.

Learners less familiar with the content are recommended to start with Foundations of Information Security (XACS101). It provides the fundamentals necessary for the subsequent courses in the program.  

Free Cybersecurity Content

Check out our on-demand webinars, articles, interviews, and more.



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Note: This program was previously called Advanced Computer Security.