Training Events

Training Events

What Makes SANS Penetration Testing Courses Special?

Unlike other courses that claim to teach ethical hacking, SANS classes are uniquely designed and written to provide the understanding and skills necessary to be counted among the best penetration testers in the business. Our courses cover a wide variety of different technological landscapes penetration testers may face, with our in-depth focus on network pen testing, web application pen testing, and wireless pen testing.

And, let's face it. While our focus is on penetration testing to provide high-value, properly conducted tests are also a tremendous amount of fun. Penetration testing is a truly exciting and rewarding job, and this joy of the well-done professional test shines throughout our course material and expert instructors, each with real-world experience in penetration testing.

Penetration testing courses are available at SANS live classroom training events and other delivery methods such as: SANS OnDemand, Community SANS, Mentor Sessions, Private Training and Self-Study.

Online options available. Train from any location.
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Northern Virginia - McLean 2016 McLean, VA Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Secure Japan 2016 Tokyo, Japan Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2016 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Columbus, OH Feb 18 - Mar 31, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Southern California - Anaheim 2016 Anaheim, CA Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Secure India 2016 Bangalore, India Feb 22 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Albany SEC504 Albany, NY Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2016 Community SANS  
Anaheim 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Seattle SEC504 Seattle, WA Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Temecula, CA Feb 23 - Apr 26, 2016 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Denver, CO Feb 26 - Apr 29, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Philadelphia 2016 Philadelphia, PA Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring 2016 London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Augusta SEC504 Augusta, GA Mar 07 - Mar 12, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Rochester, MN Mar 08 - May 10, 2016 Mentor  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Mar 14 - Mar 18, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Novi, MI Mar 22 - May 24, 2016 Mentor  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Mar 22 - Apr 28, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Secure Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Mar 28 - Apr 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Mar 28 - Apr 02, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Secure Europe 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 04 - Apr 16, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Atlanta 2016 Atlanta, GA Apr 04 - Apr 09, 2016 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Tampa, FL Apr 05 - Jun 07, 2016 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Arlington, VA Apr 06 - Jun 15, 2016 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Sao Paulo, Brazil Apr 06 - Jun 08, 2016 Mentor  
Community SANS Madrid SEC504 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2016 Community SANS  
Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit New Orleans, LA Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2016 Summit  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Daytona Beach, FL Apr 13 - Jun 22, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Pen Test Austin Austin, TX Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Austin - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Security West 2016 San Diego, CA Apr 29 - May 06, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Waterloo SEC504 Waterloo, ON May 02 - May 07, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Calgary SEC504 Calgary, AB May 05 - Jun 09, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Reno, NV May 05 - Jul 07, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Stockholm 2016 Stockholm, Sweden May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2016 Baltimore, MD May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2016 Houston, TX May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC504 New York, NY May 09 - May 14, 2016 Community SANS  
Houston 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online May 09 - May 14, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Nashville SEC504 Nashville, TN May 09 - May 14, 2016 Community SANS  
University of Massachusetts - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online May 16 - May 21, 2016 vLive!  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Philippines 2016 Manila, Philippines Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Salt Lake City 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Jun 27 - Jul 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Jun 27 - Jul 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jul 05 - Aug 11, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2016 Denver, CO Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
Rocky Mountain 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Minneapolis 2016 Minneapolis, MN Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Antonio 2016 San Antonio, TX Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2016 Boston, MA Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2016 Dallas, TX Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS London Autumn London, United Kingdom Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016 Community SANS  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Nov 01 - Dec 08, 2016 vLive!  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SANS Gulf Region 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 05 - Nov 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2016 Sydney, Australia Nov 07 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Northern Virginia - McLean 2016 McLean, VA Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring 2016 London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Denver, CO Mar 08 - May 10, 2016 Mentor  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS 2016 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS San Antonio SEC542 San Antonio, TX Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Santa Monica, CA Mar 22 - May 24, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Secure Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Mar 28 - Apr 09, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Detroit/Troy SEC542 Detroit-Troy, MI Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Security West 2016 San Diego, CA Apr 29 - May 06, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbus SEC542 Columbus, OH May 16 - May 21, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Paris SEC542 (in French) Paris, France Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Madrid SEC542 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Jun 06 - Jun 11, 2016 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 27 - Aug 03, 2016 vLive!  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2016 Boston, MA Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Oslo 2016 Oslo, Norway Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC542 (in French) Paris, France Oct 17 - Oct 21, 2016 Community SANS  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SANS Gulf Region 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 05 - Nov 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2016 Sydney, Australia Nov 07 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 05, 2016 - Jan 25, 2017 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Secure Japan 2016 Tokyo, Japan Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring 2016 London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Mentor SEC560 Session Rome Rome, Italy Mar 01 - May 17, 2016 Mentor  
Community SANS Paris SEC560 (in French) Paris, France Mar 07 - Mar 11, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS 2016 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS San Antonio SEC560 San Antonio, TX Mar 21 - Mar 26, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2016 Reston, VA Apr 04 - Apr 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Atlanta 2016 Atlanta, GA Apr 04 - Apr 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 11 - May 18, 2016 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC560 San Ramon, CA Apr 13 - May 25, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Pen Test Austin Austin, TX Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Austin - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS New York SEC560 New York, NY Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Security West 2016 San Diego, CA Apr 29 - May 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Prague 2016 Prague, Czech Republic May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2016 Houston, TX May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
Houston 2016 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 09 - May 14, 2016 vLive!  
Commnity SANS Madrid SEC560 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain May 16 - May 21, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD May 16 - May 21, 2016 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Jun 27 - Jul 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2016 Denver, CO Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2016 Minneapolis, MN Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Dallas 2016 Dallas, TX Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Aug 16 - Sep 22, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Adelaide 2016 Adelaide, Australia Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2016 Brussels, Belgium Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC560 (in French) Parils, France Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Oslo 2016 Oslo, Norway Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Live Training  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SANS Gulf Region 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 05 - Nov 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 06, 2016 - Jan 26, 2017 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC561: Immersive Hands-On Hacking Techniques
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
ICS Security Summit & Training - Orlando Orlando, FL Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2016 Summit  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2016 Reston, VA Apr 04 - Apr 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS ICS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
RSA Conference 2016 San Francisco, CA Feb 28 - Feb 29, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
ICS Security Summit & Training - Orlando Orlando, FL Feb 16 - Feb 23, 2016 Summit  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Jun 27 - Jul 09, 2016 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2016 San Diego, CA Apr 29 - May 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Stockholm 2016 Stockholm, Sweden May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2016 Melbourne, Australia May 16 - May 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2016 Boston, MA Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2016 Brussels, Belgium Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2016 Live Training  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2016 San Diego, CA Apr 29 - May 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 - SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing Online Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2016 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Pen Test Austin Austin, TX Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Austin - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Copenhagen 2016 Copenhagen, Denmark Apr 25 - Apr 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Autumn London, United Kingdom Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC642 (in French) Paris, France Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016 Community SANS  
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS 2016 Orlando, FL Mar 12 - Mar 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Secure Europe 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 04 - Apr 16, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin Austin, TX Apr 18 - Apr 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2016 San Diego, CA Apr 29 - May 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2016 Melbourne, Australia May 16 - May 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 26 - Sep 01, 2016 vLive!  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Nov 28 - Dec 03, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London Spring 2016 London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit