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 London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 09 - Jul 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2016 Denver, CO Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
Rocky Mountain 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 vLive!  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jul 12 - Aug 18, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Minneapolis 2016 Minneapolis, MN Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Antonio 2016 San Antonio, TX Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Philadelphia SEC504 Philadelphia, PA Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Community SANS  
State of Michigan - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 vLive!  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Chantilly SEC504 Chantilly, VA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Boston 2016 Boston, MA Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Vienna Vienna, Austria Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2016 Dallas, TX Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Tampa SEC504 Tampa, FL Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Marina del Rey SEC504 Marina Del Rey, CA Aug 15 - Aug 20, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Chicago 2016 Chicago, IL Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2016 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 22 - Sep 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Alaska 2016 Anchorage, AK Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2016 Summit  
Community SANS St Louis SEC504 St Louis, MO Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Cleveland, OH Aug 23 - Oct 25, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Northern Virginia - Crystal City 2016 Crystal City, VA Sep 06 - Sep 11, 2016 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Denver, CO Sep 09 - Nov 11, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
Network Security 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Toronto SEC504 Toronto, ON Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS London Autumn London, United Kingdom Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Albany SEC504 Albany, NY Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Miami SEC504 Miami, FL Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2016 Community SANS  
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  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Columbia, MD Oct 05 - Dec 07, 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  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Dayton, OH Oct 20 - Dec 01, 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  
Community SANS Seattle/Lakewood SEC504 - Academy Seattle, WA Oct 31 - Nov 05, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Nov 01 - Dec 08, 2016 vLive!  
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  
Healthcare CyberSecurity Summit & Training Houston, TX Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2016 Summit  
SANS London 2016, Portland Place London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco 2016 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Richmond SEC504 Richmond, VA Dec 05 - Dec 10, 2016 Community SANS  
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!  
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  
Community SANS Anaheim SEC542 Anaheim, CA Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Nashville SEC542 Nashville, TN Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2016 Boston, MA Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Denver SEC542 Denver, CO Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Bangalore 2016 Bangalore, India Aug 22 - Sep 03, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Indianapolis SEC542 Indianapolis, IN Aug 22 - Aug 27, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Northern Virginia - Crystal City 2016 Crystal City, VA Sep 06 - Sep 11, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
Network Security 2016 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2016 vLive!  
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 14 - Nov 19, 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  
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 Rocky Mountain 2016 Denver, CO Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Delhi 2016 Delhi, India Jul 18 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2016 Minneapolis, MN Jul 18 - Jul 23, 2016 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Portland 2016 Portland, OR Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2016 Dallas, TX Aug 08 - Aug 13, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Aug 16 - Sep 22, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Virginia Beach 2016 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 22 - Sep 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Adelaide 2016 Adelaide, Australia Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2016 Brussels, Belgium Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
Network Security 2016 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC560 Ottawa, ON Sep 12 - Sep 17, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Philadelphia, PA Sep 14 - Nov 16, 2016 Mentor  
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  
Community SANS Madrid SEC560 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Oct 17 - Oct 22, 2016 Community SANS  
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 14 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC560 Des Moines, IA Nov 14 - Nov 19, 2016 Community SANS  
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 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 Virginia Beach 2016 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 22 - Sep 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Munich Autumn 2016 Munich, Germany Oct 24 - Oct 29, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Hyderabad 2016 Hyderabad, India Nov 28 - Dec 10, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS ICS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Sep 19 - Sep 25, 2016 Live Training  
Pen Test HackFest Summit & Training Crystal City, VA Nov 02 - Nov 09, 2016 Summit  
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 09 - Jul 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
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 Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS San Jose 2016 San Jose, CA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2016 Boston, MA Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2016 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 22 - Sep 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 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  
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 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 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
Network Security 2016 - SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing Online Sep 10 - Sep 11, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 Washington, DC Dec 10 - Dec 17, 2016 Live Training  
Cyber Defense Initiative 2016 - SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing Online Dec 10 - Dec 11, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS New York SEC580 New York, NY Dec 12 - Dec 13, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 09 - Jul 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Autumn London, United Kingdom Sep 19 - Sep 24, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London Summer 2016 London, United Kingdom Jul 09 - Jul 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 26 - Sep 01, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
SOS SANS October Singapore 2016 Singapore, Singapore Oct 24 - Nov 06, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London 2016 London, United Kingdom Nov 14 - Nov 19, 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 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 Network Security 2016 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 19, 2016 Live Training  
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