To qualify to take the GIAC exam, you must complete 80% of the SANS Foundations course before one of the 2 cutoff dates below.

The first cutoff date is 15 March 2021. If you have met the 80% qualification mark by 15 March 2021 you will receive an invitation by end of day 18 March 2021 to book your Foundations GIAC via the SANS portal within 3 months of receiving this invitation.

The second cutoff date is 10 May 2021. If you have met the 80% qualification mark by 10 May 2021 and haven't already been invited, you will be invited by end of day 13 May 2021 to book your Foundations GIAC via the SANS portal within 3 months of receiving this invitation.

These deadlines are the same for all students, regardless of when they redeem their SANS Foundations token, and it is not possible to extend access on a case-by-case basis. We encourage all students who are interested to get started on SANS Foundations as soon as possible.