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, OnSite and Self-Study.

Online options available. Train from any location.
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Healthcare Cyber Security Summit San Francisco, CA Dec 03 - Dec 10, 2014 Summit  
Community SANS Chicago Chicago, IL Dec 08 - Dec 13, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2014 Live Training  
SANS CDI 2014 - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2014 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Columbus, OH Jan 08 - Mar 12, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Security East 2015 New Orleans, LA Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Dallas, TX Jan 20 - Mar 24, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session SEC504 London London, United Kingdom Jan 20 - Mar 24, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Eureka, MO Jan 21 - Mar 25, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Brussels 2015 Brussels, Belgium Jan 26 - Jan 31, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Atlanta Atlanta, GA Jan 26 - Jan 31, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Dubai 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Jan 31 - Feb 05, 2015 Live Training  
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training Washington, DC Feb 02 - Feb 09, 2015 Summit  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Houston, TX Feb 02 - Apr 06, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Seattle, WA Feb 03 - Apr 07, 2015 Mentor  
Community SANS Ottawa Ottawa, ON Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS DFIR Monterey 2015 Monterey, CA Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS San Diego San Diego, CA Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Secure India 2015 Bangalore, India Feb 23 - Mar 07, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Madrid SEC504 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS Annapolis Annapolis, MD Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Northern Virginia 2015 Reston, VA Mar 09 - Mar 14, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Mar 09 - Mar 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra 2015 Canberra, Australia Mar 16 - Mar 28, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Folly Beach Folly Beach, SC Mar 16 - Mar 21, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Houston 2015 Houston, TX Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Mar 23 - Mar 27, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Apr 14 - May 21, 2015 vLive!  
Community SANS Linthicum Linthicum, MD Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Security West 2015 San Diego, CA May 04 - May 12, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Europe 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 11 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2015 Melbourne, Australia May 18 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2015 Austin, TX May 18 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
Digital Forensics & Incident Response Summit Austin, TX Jul 07 - Jul 14, 2015 Summit  
SANS London in the Summer London, United Kingdom Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Sep 14 - Oct 21, 2015 vLive!  
Community SANS Paris SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Dec 08, 2015 - Jan 28, 2016 vLive!  
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  
Healthcare Cyber Security Summit San Francisco, CA Dec 03 - Dec 10, 2014 Summit  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 08, 2014 - Jan 28, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2014 Live Training  
SANS CDI 2014 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Security East 2015 New Orleans, LA Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Dubai 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Jan 31 - Feb 05, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Seattle Seattle, WA Feb 02 - Feb 07, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Feb 10 - Mar 19, 2015 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 Raleigh, NC Feb 19 - Mar 23, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Northern Virginia 2015 Reston, VA Mar 09 - Mar 14, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Mar 09 - Mar 21, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Toronto Toronto, ON Mar 16 - Mar 21, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Secure Canberra 2015 Canberra, Australia Mar 16 - Mar 28, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Oslo 2015 Oslo, Norway Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Raleigh Raleigh, NC Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2015 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 Denver, CO Apr 02 - Jun 04, 2015 Mentor  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Salt Lake City Salt Lake City, UT Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Security West 2015 San Diego, CA May 04 - May 12, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2015 Austin, TX May 18 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC542 (in French) Paris, France Jun 08 - Jun 12, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2015 Berlin, Germany Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Aug 04 - Sep 10, 2015 vLive!  
Community SANS Paris SEC542 ( in French) Paris, France Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 15, 2015 - Feb 04, 2016 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 Hyderabad 2014 Hyderabad, India Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session SEC 560 Palestine Ramallah, Palestine Dec 07 - Dec 24, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Oman 2015 Muscat, Oman Jan 03 - Jan 08, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 560 Columbia, MD Jan 14 - Mar 18, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Evansville, IN Jan 14 - Mar 18, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Fairfax, VA Jan 15 - Feb 16, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session SEC560 Jutland Jutland, Denmark Jan 15 - Mar 19, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Security East 2015 New Orleans, LA Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jan 19 - Feb 25, 2015 vLive!  
Community SANS Ottawa Ottawa, ON Jan 26 - Jan 31, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS Portland Portland, OR Feb 02 - Feb 07, 2015 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Salt Lake City, UT Feb 11 - Apr 15, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Scottsdale 2015 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 16 - Feb 21, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Manasquan, NJ Feb 18 - Apr 22, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Munich 2015 Munich, Germany Feb 23 - Mar 07, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Guardian 2015 Baltimore, MD Mar 02 - Mar 07, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC560 (in French) Paris, France Mar 16 - Mar 20, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Stockholm 2015 Stockholm, Sweden Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 560 Raleigh, NC Apr 08 - May 20, 2015 Mentor  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Dallas, TX Apr 21 - Jun 23, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Security West 2015 San Diego, CA May 04 - May 12, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2015 Austin, TX May 18 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Thailand 2015 Bangkok, Thailand May 25 - May 30, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2015 Berlin, Germany Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Canberra 2015 Canberra, Australia Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 06 - Aug 12, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Bangalore 2015 Bangalore, India Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2015 Live Training  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC560 (in French) Paris, France Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 09 - Dec 16, 2015 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC561: Intense Hands-on Pen Testing Skill Development (with SANS NetWars)
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Northern Virginia 2015 Reston, VA Mar 09 - Mar 14, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Mar 09 - Mar 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2015 San Diego, CA May 04 - May 12, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London in the Summer London, United Kingdom Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Live Training  
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2014 Live Training  
10th Annual ICS Security Summit - Orlando Orlando, FL Feb 23 - Mar 02, 2015 Summit  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Cyber Guardian 2015 Baltimore, MD Mar 02 - Mar 07, 2015 Live Training  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session SEC575 Luxembourg Luxembourg, Luxembourg Jan 15 - Mar 19, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Security East 2015 New Orleans, LA Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 575 Fremont, CA Jan 28 - Apr 01, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 575 Columbus, OH Mar 03 - May 05, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 575 Lincroft, NJ Mar 10 - May 12, 2015 Mentor  
SANS vLive - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Mar 23 - Apr 29, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Houston 2015 Houston, TX Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2015 Live Training  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2015 San Diego, CA May 04 - May 12, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Europe 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 11 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Madrid SEC575 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain May 25 - May 30, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 15 - Jul 22, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Canberra 2015 Canberra, Australia Jun 29 - Jul 11, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London in the Summer London, United Kingdom Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Bangalore 2015 Bangalore, India Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2015 Live Training  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2015 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 Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2014 Live Training  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2015 San Diego, CA May 04 - May 12, 2015 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Community SANS @ SFO San Francisco, CA Mar 23 - Mar 28, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2015 Berlin, Germany Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2015 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Brussels 2015 Brussels, Belgium Jan 26 - Jan 31, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Albany Albany, NY Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2015 Berlin, Germany Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Bangalore 2015 Bangalore, India Sep 28 - Oct 10, 2015 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Community SANS Paris @ HSC - SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2014 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 19, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 660 Southbank, Australia Feb 04 - Apr 08, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Munich 2015 Munich, Germany Feb 23 - Mar 07, 2015 Live Training  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2015 Austin, TX May 18 - May 23, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2015 Berlin, Germany Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online Aug 18 - Sep 24, 2015 vLive!  
Community SANS Madrid SEC660 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Community SANS  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Dec 07 - Dec 12, 2015 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 Secure Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Mar 09 - Mar 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS 2015 Orlando, FL Apr 11 - Apr 18, 2015 Live Training