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 Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Austin 2014 Austin, TX Apr 28 - May 03, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Billings, MT May 06 - Jul 08, 2014 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Boston, MA May 07 - Jul 09, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2014 - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online May 10 - May 15, 2014 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Raleigh, NC May 12 - Jun 19, 2014 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 San Diego, CA May 15 - Jul 24, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Secure Thailand Bangkok, Thailand May 26 - May 31, 2014 Live Training  
Digital Forensics & Incident Response Summit Austin, TX Jun 03 - Jun 10, 2014 Summit  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2014 Denver, CO Jun 09 - Jun 14, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Toronto Toronto, ON Jun 09 - Jun 14, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Milan 2014 Milan, Italy Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Vancouver Burnaby, BC Jun 16 - Jun 21, 2014 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Eugene, OR Jun 18 - Aug 20, 2014 Mentor  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris @ HSC - SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Jun 23 - Jun 27, 2014 Community SANS  
Community SANS Des Moines Des Moines, IA Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Canberra 2014 Canberra, Australia Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Capital City 2014 Washington, DC Jul 07 - Jul 12, 2014 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Jul 08 - Aug 14, 2014 vLive!  
SANS San Francisco 2014 San Francisco, CA Jul 14 - Jul 19, 2014 Live Training  
SANS London Summer 2014 London, United Kingdom Jul 14 - Jul 21, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Atlanta Atlanta, GA Jul 21 - Jul 26, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Boston 2014 Boston, MA Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS San Diego San Diego, CA Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2014 Community SANS  
Community SANS Columbus Columbus, OH Aug 04 - Aug 09, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS San Antonio 2014 San Antonio, TX Aug 11 - Aug 16, 2014 Live Training  
Cyber Defense Summit & Training Nashville, TN Aug 13 - Aug 20, 2014 Summit  
SANS Virginia Beach 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Rockville, MD Aug 21 - Oct 23, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Chicago 2014 Chicago, IL Aug 24 - Aug 29, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Tallinn 2014 Tallinn, Estonia Sep 01 - Sep 06, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Crystal City 2014 Crystal City, VA Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Regina, SK Sep 10 - Nov 12, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Albuquerque 2014 Albuquerque, NM Sep 15 - Sep 20, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore 2014 Baltimore, MD Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Brasilia, Brazil Sep 24 - Oct 22, 2014 Mentor  
SANS DFIR Prague 2014 Prague, Czech Republic Sep 29 - Oct 11, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2014 Seattle, WA Sep 29 - Oct 06, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Nov 03 - Dec 10, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Sydney 2014 Sydney, Australia Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Korea 2014 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2014 Tokyo, Japan Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2014 Live Training  
SANS London 2014 London, United Kingdom Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2014 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 vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 28 - Jun 04, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris @ HSC - SEC542 (in French) Paris, France May 19 - May 23, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2014 Denver, CO Jun 09 - Jun 14, 2014 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 09 - Jul 16, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2014 Berlin, Germany Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 Salt Lake City, UT Jun 18 - Aug 20, 2014 Mentor  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Denver, CO Jul 10 - Sep 11, 2014 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 Bozeman, MT Jul 17 - Sep 18, 2014 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC542 McKinney, TX Jul 22 - Sep 23, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Boston 2014 Boston, MA Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 Wanchai, Hong Kong Aug 16 - Sep 13, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Tallinn 2014 Tallinn, Estonia Sep 01 - Sep 06, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Washington, DC Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2014 Summit  
SANS London 2014 London, United Kingdom Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 15 - Nov 20, 2014 vLive!  
Community SANS Paris @ HSC - SEC542 (in French) Paris, France Nov 17 - Nov 21, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 01, 2014 - Jan 21, 2015 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 12 - Jun 18, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Melbourne 2014 Melbourne, Australia May 12 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Malaysia @MCMC 2014 Cyberjaya, Malaysia May 12 - May 24, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Minneapolis Minneapolis, MN Jun 02 - Jun 07, 2014 Community SANS  
Community SANS Madrid SEC560 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Jun 02 - Jun 07, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2014 Denver, CO Jun 09 - Jun 14, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2014 Berlin, Germany Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 23 - Jun 28, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Boston 2014 Boston, MA Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS St Louis St Louis, MO Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2014 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 560 Dulles, VA Aug 14 - Oct 16, 2014 Mentor  
SANS Virginia Beach 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA Aug 18 - Aug 23, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Bangkok 2014 Bangkok, Thailand Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Brisbane 2014 Brisbane, Australia Sep 01 - Sep 06, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Albuquerque 2014 Albuquerque, NM Sep 15 - Sep 20, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Cupertino Cupertino, CA Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 22 - Oct 29, 2014 vLive!  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2014 Singapore, Singapore Oct 07 - Oct 18, 2014 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Manasquan, NJ Oct 08 - Dec 10, 2014 Mentor  
Community SANS Paris @ HSC -SEC560 (in French) Paris, France Oct 13 - Oct 17, 2014 Community SANS  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2014 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Oct 13 - Oct 18, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Washington, DC Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2014 Summit  
SANS London 2014 London, United Kingdom Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 15 - Nov 20, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Hyderabad 2014 Hyderabad, India Nov 24 - Nov 29, 2014 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC561: Intense Hands-on Pen Testing Skill Development
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Secure Europe 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 10 - May 24, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Washington, DC Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2014 Summit  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2014 Berlin, Germany Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Washington, DC Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2014 Summit  
Pen Test Hackfest - SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers Online Nov 15 - Nov 19, 2014 vLive!  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Abu Dhabi 2014 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates Apr 26 - May 04, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Austin 2014 Austin, TX Apr 28 - May 03, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2014 Berlin, Germany Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2014 Boston, MA Jul 28 - Aug 02, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Crystal City 2014 Crystal City, VA Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2014 Seattle, WA Sep 29 - Oct 06, 2014 Live Training  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2014 Singapore, Singapore Oct 07 - Oct 18, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2014 Sydney, Australia Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2014 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 10 - Dec 17, 2014 vLive!  
SANS London 2014 London, United Kingdom Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2014 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC576: Hands-on Kinetic Penetration Testing and Analysis for the InfoSec <br />Pro
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2014 Seattle, WA Sep 29 - Oct 06, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 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 Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Norfolk Norfolk, VA Jun 09 - Jun 14, 2014 Community SANS  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 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 Secure Europe 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 10 - May 24, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Washington, DC Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2014 Summit  
Pen Test Hackfest - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 15 - Nov 20, 2014 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploits, and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Secure Europe 2014 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 10 - May 24, 2014 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2014 Baltimore, MD Jun 21 - Jun 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Canberra 2014 Canberra, Australia Jun 30 - Jul 12, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2014 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 18 - Aug 29, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Bangkok 2014 Bangkok, Thailand Aug 25 - Aug 30, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Gulf Region 2014 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Oct 25 - Nov 06, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Korea 2014 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of Nov 10 - Nov 15, 2014 Live Training  
SANS London 2014 London, United Kingdom Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2014 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris @ HSC - SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2014 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 Security West 2014 San Diego, CA May 08 - May 17, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2014 Berlin, Germany Jun 15 - Jun 21, 2014 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers Online Jul 22 - Aug 28, 2014 vLive!  
SANS Baltimore 2014 Baltimore, MD Sep 22 - Sep 27, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2014 Las Vegas, NV Oct 19 - Oct 27, 2014 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2014 Sydney, Australia Nov 10 - Nov 22, 2014 Live Training  
SANS London 2014 London, United Kingdom Nov 15 - Nov 24, 2014 Live Training