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 Crystal City 2015 Crystal City, VA Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Gainesville, FL Sep 10 - Nov 12, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Sep 14 - Oct 21, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Seoul 2015 Seoul, Korea, Republic Of Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session SEC504 Vienna Vienna, Austria Sep 14 - Nov 16, 2015 Mentor  
Data Breach Investigation Summit & Training Dallas, TX Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Summit  
SANS Tallinn 2015 Tallinn, Estonia Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Perth 2015 Perth, Australia Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore 2015 Baltimore, MD Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2015 Seattle, WA Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Raleigh SEC504 Raleigh, NC Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2015 Community SANS  
University of Massachusetts - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2015 vLive!  
Mentor Sesson - SEC 504 Minneapolis, MN Oct 07 - Nov 18, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Columbus, OH Oct 08 - Dec 17, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Tysons Corner 2015 Tysons Corner, VA Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC504 (in French) Paris, France Oct 12 - Oct 16, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Gulf Region 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense San Diego 2015 San Diego, CA Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2015 Tokyo, Japan Oct 19 - Oct 31, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Alexandria SEC504 Alexandria, VA Oct 26 - Oct 31, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS South Florida 2015 Fort Lauderdale, FL Nov 09 - Nov 14, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2015 Sydney, Australia Nov 09 - Nov 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London 2015 London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2015 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Alexandria, VA Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2015 Summit  
Community SANS Colorado Springs SEC504 Colorado Springs, CO Nov 16 - Nov 21, 2015 Community SANS  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2015 vLive!  
SANS San Francisco 2015 San Francisco, CA Nov 30 - Dec 05, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Cape Town 2015 Cape Town, South Africa Nov 30 - Dec 05, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC504 Des Moines, IA Dec 07 - Dec 12, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling Online Dec 08, 2015 - Jan 28, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Albany SEC504 Albany, NY Dec 14 - Dec 19, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Las Vegas 2016 Las Vegas, NV Jan 09 - Jan 14, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Oklahoma City Oklahoma City, OK Jan 11 - Jan 16, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Sydney, Australia Jan 12 - Mar 15, 2016 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Daytona Beach, FL Jan 13 - Mar 23, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Brussels Winter 2016 Brussels, Belgium Jan 18 - Jan 23, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Milwaukee SEC504 Milwaukee, WI Jan 25 - Jan 30, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Security East 2016 New Orleans, LA Jan 25 - Jan 30, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC504 Ottawa, ON Jan 25 - Jan 30, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Atlanta SEC504 Atlanta, GA Feb 01 - Feb 06, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Scottsdale 2016 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 08 - Feb 13, 2016 Live Training  
SANS McLean 2016 McLean, VA Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Anaheim 2016 Anaheim, CA Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Charleston SEC504 Charleston, SC Mar 14 - Mar 19, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Secure Europe 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 04 - Apr 16, 2016 Live Training  
Threat Hunting and Incident Response Summit New Orleans, LA Apr 12 - Apr 19, 2016 Summit  
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 Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor SEC542 Session Frankfurt Frankfurt, Germany Sep 23 - Nov 25, 2015 Mentor  
Community SANS Paris SEC542 ( in French) Paris, France Oct 05 - Oct 09, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS SEC542 Gemalto la Ciotat La Ciotat, France Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2015 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 Salt Lake City, UT Oct 08 - Dec 17, 2015 Mentor  
Community SANS SEC542 Budapest Budapest, Hungary Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2015 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 McKinney, TX Oct 13 - Nov 24, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Gulf Region 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2015 Tokyo, Japan Oct 19 - Oct 31, 2015 Live Training  
SANS South Florida 2015 Fort Lauderdale, FL Nov 09 - Nov 14, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London 2015 London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2015 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Alexandria, VA Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2015 Summit  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Hyderabad 2015 Hyderabad, India Nov 24 - Dec 04, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 15, 2015 - Feb 04, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Brussels Winter 2016 Brussels, Belgium Jan 18 - Jan 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Security East 2016 New Orleans, LA Jan 25 - Jan 30, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Albuquerque 542 Albuquerque, NM Feb 01 - Feb 06, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS McLean 2016 McLean, VA Feb 15 - Feb 20, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Detroit/Troy SEC542 Detroit-Troy, MI Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Columbus SEC542 Columbus, OH May 23 - May 28, 2016 Community SANS  
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 Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Network Security 2015 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2015 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC 560 Denver, CO Sep 17 - Nov 19, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Bangalore 2015 Bangalore, India Sep 28 - Oct 17, 2015 Live Training  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Oct 12 - Oct 24, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Philadelphia, PA Oct 12 - Dec 14, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Gulf Region 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC560 (in French) Paris, France Oct 19 - Oct 23, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC560 (Stephen Mathezer) Ottawa, ON Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS Portland SEC560 Portland, OR Oct 26 - Oct 31, 2015 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC 560 Raleigh, NC Oct 28 - Dec 16, 2015 Mentor  
Community SANS Minneapolis SEC560 Minneapolis, MN Nov 02 - Nov 07, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 09 - Dec 16, 2015 vLive!  
SANS London 2015 London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2015 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Alexandria, VA Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2015 Summit  
Community SANS Detroit/Troy SEC560 Detroit-Troy, MI Nov 16 - Nov 21, 2015 Community SANS  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2015 Live Training  
Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 14 - Dec 19, 2015 vLive!  
Community SANS Columbus SEC560 Columbus, OH Jan 18 - Jan 23, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Security East 2016 New Orleans, LA Jan 25 - Jan 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Scottsdale 2016 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 08 - Feb 13, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC560 Des Moines, IA Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 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 Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2015 Sydney, Australia Nov 09 - Nov 21, 2015 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Alexandria, VA Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2015 Summit  
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC573 Columbia, MD Sep 21 - Sep 25, 2015 Community SANS  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Network Security 2015 - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Bangalore 2015 Bangalore, India Sep 28 - Oct 17, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2015 Seattle, WA Oct 05 - Oct 10, 2015 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Oct 06 - Nov 12, 2015 vLive!  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Oct 12 - Oct 24, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Gulf Region 2015 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Oct 17 - Oct 29, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London 2015 London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Security East 2016 New Orleans, LA Jan 25 - Jan 30, 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 Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 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  
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Alexandria, VA Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2015 Summit  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC617 Ottawa, ON Nov 16 - Nov 21, 2015 Community SANS  
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 Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Network Security 2015 - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Bangalore 2015 Bangalore, India Sep 28 - Oct 17, 2015 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training Alexandria, VA Nov 16 - Nov 23, 2015 Summit  
Community SANS Paris SEC642 (in French) Paris, France Nov 23 - Nov 27, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS Seattle Seattle, WA Feb 22 - Feb 27, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Chicago Oakbrook Oakbrook, IL Mar 07 - Mar 12, 2016 Community SANS  
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 Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
SOS: SANS October Singapore 2015 Singapore, Singapore Oct 12 - Oct 24, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Sydney 2015 Sydney, Australia Nov 09 - Nov 21, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London 2015 London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 23, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Hyderabad 2015 Hyderabad, India Nov 24 - Dec 04, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Paris SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Dec 07 - Dec 12, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2015 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Secure Europe 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Apr 04 - Apr 16, 2016 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 San Francisco 2015 San Francisco, CA Nov 30 - Dec 05, 2015 Live Training  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training