The Security University Advanced Information Security (AIS) certification is a handson computer security certification created for the network IT and security professional. The program combines coverage of key information security topics, tools, and technologies with perhaps the best overall hands-on, lab-oriented learning and testing program around. To obtain AIS certification, security professionals must complete eight courses, including six tools-oriented classes on topics such as network penetration testing; firewalls and virtual private networks (VPNs); virus analysis, patch management, and incident response; PKI; intrusion detection and computer forensics, plus two management classes on network security policy and architecture security. They must also take and pass a demanding exam. For additional details about this certification, visit http://www.securityuniversity.net/certification.php .