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Stanford Advanced Computer Security

The Stanford Advanced Computer Security certificate program provides participants the advanced skills needed to learn how to protect networks, secure electronic assets, prevent attacks, ensure the privacy of your customers, and build secure infrastructures through this six-course certificate program.

Admission’s Checklist: 

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in courses in this program, you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • General requirements for approval of application: 
    • At least a bachelor's degree, or its equivalent, from an accredited institution, with a minimum 3.0 GPA, or its equivalent
    • A background in programming, development, or security
  • Technology requirements:  Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection.  Learn More
  • Academic credit: Courses in the Stanford Advanced Computer Security certificate program are classified as non-academic. As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies

The Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies certificate program examines emerging technologies that will transform how we obtain, distribute and store energy. Learn from some of the best and find out how you can contribute to this dynamic field.

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account:  There are no applications or formal entry requirements required to participate in the program.  All of the courses are available online at any time. To enroll in courses, you must have a mystanfordconnection account. Add the selected course(s) to your cart and continue checkout.
  • Technology Requirements: Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • Academic Credit:  Courses in the Energy Innovation and Emerging Technologies certificate program are classified as non-academic.  As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.

Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program gives you essential skills and effective strategies for working in and managing innovative organizations – and for starting new ones. In classes designed to engage and inspire, you will learn by doing from some of Stanford’s best in the field.  Be prepared to get out of your chair and use your whole brain, because creativity and innovation take practice.

Admissions Checklist:

  • Application & mystanfordconnection account: To enroll in courses in the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, you must have a mystanfordconnection account and an approved application. Applications are considered on a rolling basis and there is not a deadline.  Please allow 10 business days for application review.
  • Technology Requirements:  Applicants must have a reliable, high-speed internet connection. Learn more
  • General Requirements for Approval of Application:
    • 5 years work experience
    • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, with minimum of 3.0 GPA
    • Background in management or working in teams
    • An entrepreneurial and innovative spirit
  • Academic Credit:  Courses in the Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program are classified as non-academic.  As the program is considered a professional education program, any courses completed are generally not transferable towards an academic degree. However, this qualification will be at the discretion of your academic institution.