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  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Brasilia, Brazil Sep 26 - Oct 01, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Seattle 2016 Seattle, WA Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Pittsburgh SEC504 - Solutionary/Academy Pittsburgh, PA Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Watertown/Boston, MA Oct 04 - Nov 15, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Baltimore 2016 Baltimore, MD Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Oct 10 - Oct 14, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Omaha SEC504 - Academy/Solutionary Omaha, NE Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2016 Tokyo, Japan Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS San Antonio SEC504 - Onward 020/Academy San Antonio, TX Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Woodlawn SEC504 @ CMS Woodlawn, MD Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2016 Community SANS  
ARD Corporation Herndon, VA Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2016 TBD  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Dayton, OH Oct 20 - Dec 08, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Tysons Corner 2016 Tysons Corner, VA Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Diego 2016 San Diego, CA Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2016 Live Training  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Munich Autumn 2016 Munich, Germany Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Augusta SEC504 - Academy/Fort Gordon Augusta, GA Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Atlanta, GA Oct 27 - Dec 15, 2016 Mentor  
Community SANS Seattle/Lakewood SEC504 - Academy Seattle, WA Oct 31 - Nov 05, 2016 Community SANS  
SOS October Singapore 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Oct 31 - Nov 05, 2016 vLive!  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Nov 01 - Dec 08, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Huntsville SEC504 - Multi-Week Huntsville, AL Nov 01 - Nov 17, 2016 Community SANS  
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SANS Sydney 2016 Sydney, Australia Nov 03 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Gulf Region 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 05 - Nov 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Miami 2016 Miami, FL Nov 07 - Nov 12, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2016 Live Training  
Healthcare CyberSecurity Summit & Training Houston, TX Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2016 Summit  
Community SANS St Louis SEC504 St Louis, MO Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS San Francisco 2016 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2016 Live Training  
State of South Carolina - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Nov 28 - Dec 03, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Detroit SEC504 Detroit, MI Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Colorado Springs SEC504 - USO-Academy Colorado Springs, CO Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Security East 2017 New Orleans, LA Jan 09 - Jan 14, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Dallas SEC504 Dallas, TX Jan 09 - Jan 14, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Columbia, MD Jan 11 - Mar 15, 2017 Mentor  
Community SANS Edmonton SEC504-Multi Edmonton, AB Jan 11 - Feb 15, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Brussels Winter 2017 Brussels, Belgium Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Las Vegas 2017 Las Vegas, NV Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Southern California - Anaheim 2017 Anaheim, CA Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Portland SEC504 Portland, OR Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Scottsdale 2017 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2017 Dallas, TX Feb 27 - Mar 04, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2017 San Jose, CA Mar 06 - Mar 11, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Richmond SEC504 Richmond, VA Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS London March 2017 London, United Kingdom Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Mar 13 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Charleston SEC504 Charleston, SC Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Secure Canberra Canberra, Australia Mar 14 - Mar 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tysons Corner Spring 2017 McLean, VA Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
ICS Security Summit & Training - Orlando Orlando, FL Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2017 Summit  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Madison SEC504 Madison, WI Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Memphis SEC504 Memphis, TN Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2017 Baltimore, MD Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit Detroit, MI May 01 - May 08, 2017 Summit  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 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 Oslo 2016 Oslo, Norway Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore 2016 Baltimore, MD Oct 10 - Oct 15, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2016 Tokyo, Japan Oct 17 - Oct 29, 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 Sydney 2016 Sydney, Australia Nov 03 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 04 - Nov 09, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Gulf Region 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 05 - Nov 17, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Seattle SEC542 Seattle, WA Nov 07 - Nov 12, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Anaheim SEC542 Anaheim, CA Nov 07 - Nov 12, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco 2016 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 05, 2016 - Jan 25, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Dublin Dublin, Ireland Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Toronto SEC542 Toronto, ON Jan 09 - Jan 14, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Brussels Winter 2017 Brussels, Belgium Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Atlanta SEC542 Atlanta, GA Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Las Vegas 2017 Las Vegas, NV Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Dubai 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Jan 28 - Feb 02, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Dallas SEC542 Dallas, TX Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Chicago SEC542 Chicago, IL Mar 06 - Mar 11, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Secure Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Mar 13 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2017 Baltimore, MD Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2017 Melbourne, Australia May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Tysons Corner 2016 Tysons Corner, VA Oct 22 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Security East 2017 New Orleans, LA Jan 09 - Jan 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
Threat Hunting and IR Summit New Orleans, LA Apr 18 - Apr 25, 2017 Summit  
SANS Melbourne 2017 Melbourne, Australia May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Community SANS Paris SEC560 (in French) Paris, France Sep 26 - Sep 30, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Oslo 2016 Oslo, Norway Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore 2016 Baltimore, MD Oct 10 - Oct 15, 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  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 04 - Nov 09, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Gulf Region 2016 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 05 - Nov 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC560 Des Moines, IA Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Hyderabad 2016 Hyderabad, India Nov 28 - Dec 10, 2016 Live Training  
SEC 560@ SANS Seoul 2016 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Tampa SEC560 Tampa, FL Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 06, 2016 - Jan 26, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Frankfurt 2016 Frankfurt, Germany Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Security East 2017 New Orleans, LA Jan 09 - Jan 14, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Sacramento, CA Jan 11 - Feb 22, 2017 Mentor  
Community SANS Raleigh SEC560 Raleigh, NC Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Secure Japan 2017 Tokyo, Japan Feb 13 - Feb 25, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC560 New York, NY Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Scottsdale 2017 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2017 Dallas, TX Feb 27 - Mar 04, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Mar 06 - Mar 11, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS London March 2017 London, United Kingdom Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tysons Corner Spring 2017 McLean, VA Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2017 Baltimore, MD Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
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 Munich Autumn 2016 Munich, Germany Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
European Security Awareness Summit London, United Kingdom Nov 09 - Nov 11, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Munich Autumn 2016 Munich, Germany Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Munich Winter 2017 Munich, Germany Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra Canberra, Australia Mar 14 - Mar 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2017 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 London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC580 New York, NY Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Las Vegas 2017 Las Vegas, NV Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
Community SANS New York SEC617 New York, NY Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit Detroit, MI May 01 - May 08, 2017 Summit  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploit<br />ation Techniques
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
Community SANS Paris SEC642 (in French) Paris, France Nov 21 - Nov 25, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Amsterdam 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Dec 12 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2017 San Jose, CA Mar 06 - Mar 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 12 - Nov 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco 2016 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Nov 28 - Dec 03, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Southern California - Anaheim 2017 Anaheim, CA Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS London March 2017 London, United Kingdom Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra Canberra, Australia Mar 14 - Mar 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2017 Austin, TX Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2017 Baltimore, MD Apr 24 - Apr 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2017 Live Training  
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  
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SANS Sydney 2016 Sydney, Australia Nov 03 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Mar 13 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training