Graduate Certificate Programs: Purple Team Operations

Designed for working information security professionals, the graduate certificate in Purple Team Operations is a highly technical 15-credit-hour program focused on merging the applied concepts, skills, and technologies used by blue teams (digital defenders) and red teams (digital attackers) - so you can effectively operate and lead at the intersection of those domains, in the current best practice known as purple operations or purple teams. As the information security industry continues to evolve and mature, organizations are increasingly implementing a more collaborative alternative to the old-fashioned red team vs. blue team methodology. The SANS Technology Institute's Purple Team Operations graduate certificate is the first program of its kind designed to produce technically proficient leaders who are experienced in both domains and are prepared to lead purple teams and operations in increasingly sophisticated ways.

Course syllabus:

  1. Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment

  2. Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender

  3. Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses

  4. Intrusion Detection In-Depth

  5. Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations

  6. Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

  7. Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking