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 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 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-week Edmonton, AB Jan 11 - Feb 15, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Dayton, OH Jan 12 - Feb 23, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Brussels Winter 2017 Brussels, Belgium Jan 16 - Jan 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jan 16 - Feb 22, 2017 vLive!  
Mentor Session SEC 504 Detroit, MI Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2017 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Arlington, VA Jan 18 - Mar 01, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Las Vegas 2017 Las Vegas, NV Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor Session SEC504 - Brazilia Brazilia, Brazil Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2017 Mentor  
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 Oslo 2017 Oslo, Norway Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Denver SEC504 Multi-Week Denver, CO Feb 10 - Feb 25, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Secure India 2017 Bangalore, India Feb 20 - Mar 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Scottsdale 2017 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Scottsdale 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017 vLive!  
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  
SANS Secure Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Mar 13 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Charleston SEC504 Charleston, SC Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Tysons Corner Spring 2017 McLean, VA Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS ICS Security Summit & Training - Orlando Orlando, FL Mar 20 - Mar 27, 2017 Summit  
Community SANS Omaha SEC504 Omaha, NE Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Regina, SK Mar 21 - Apr 11, 2017 Mentor  
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 Pen Test Austin 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Atlanta SEC504 Atlanta, GA Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Apr 17 - May 24, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504-Multi-week Columbia, MD Apr 21 - May 06, 2017 Community SANS  
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  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC504 Ottawa, ON May 08 - May 13, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
Security West 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online May 11 - May 16, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS St Louis SEC504 St Louis, MO May 15 - May 20, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS London May 2017 London, United Kingdom May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Atlanta 2017 Atlanta, GA May 30 - Jun 04, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Summer 2017 San Francisco, CA Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Charlotte 2017 Charlotte, NC Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Minneapolis 2017 Minneapolis, MN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Columbia, MD 2017 Columbia, MD Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS London July 2017 London, United Kingdom Jul 03 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Long Beach 2017 Long Beach, CA Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Adelaide 2017 Adelaide, Australia Aug 21 - Aug 26, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Community SANS  
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 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  
SANS Oslo 2017 Oslo, Norway Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Dallas SEC542 Dallas, TX Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Feb 14 - Mar 23, 2017 vLive!  
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  
Community SANS Chicago SEC542 Chicago, IL Apr 03 - Apr 08, 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 Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
Security West 2017 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 11 - May 16, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2017 Melbourne, Australia May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC542 Columbia, MD May 22 - May 27, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Stockholm 2017 Stockholm, Sweden May 29 - Jun 03, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jun 05 - Jun 10, 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 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  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 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  
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  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jan 24 - Mar 02, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS Raleigh SEC560 Raleigh, NC Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Oslo 2017 Oslo, Norway Feb 06 - Feb 11, 2017 Live Training  
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 Scottsdale 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Feb 20 - Feb 25, 2017 vLive!  
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  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC560 Des Moines, IA Mar 20 - Mar 25, 2017 Community SANS  
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 Pen Test Austin 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Mar 27 - Apr 01, 2017 vLive!  
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 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 09 - Jun 15, 2017 vLive!  
Security West 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 11 - May 16, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Zurich 2017 Zurich, Switzerland May 15 - May 20, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Secure Europe 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Charlotte 2017 Charlotte, NC Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Minneapolis 2017 Minneapolis, MN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Columbia, MD 2017 Columbia, MD Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2017 Community SANS  
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 Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Abu Dhabi 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2017 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  
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  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London March 2017 London, United Kingdom Mar 13 - Mar 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Munich Winter 2017 Munich, Germany Feb 13 - Feb 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Mar 13 - Mar 25, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2017 Minneapolis, MN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 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 Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Las Vegas 2017 Las Vegas, NV Jan 23 - Jan 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2017 Orlando, FL Apr 07 - Apr 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 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  
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 Stockholm 2017 Stockholm, Sweden May 29 - Jun 03, 2017 Live Training  
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  
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 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  
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 2017 Canberra, Australia 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 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS London July 2017 London, United Kingdom Jul 03 - Jul 08, 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  
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  
SANS Secure Europe 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training