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 Capital City 2015 Washington, DC Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2015 Live Training  
Digital Forensics & Incident Response Summit Austin, TX Jul 07 - Jul 14, 2015 Summit  
DFIR Summit - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jul 09 - Jul 14, 2015 vLive!  
SANS London in the Summer 2015 London, United Kingdom Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS San Jose 2015 San Jose, CA Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2015 Minneapolis, MN Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Little Rock SEC504 Little Rock, AR Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 New Orleans, LA Jul 21 - Sep 22, 2015 Mentor  
Mentor Session - test event Chicago, IL Aug 01 - Aug 15, 2015 Mentor  
SANS Boston 2015 Boston, MA Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - AW - SEC 504 Kansas City, MO Aug 04 - Oct 13, 2015 Mentor  
Cyber Defense Summit & Training Nashville, TN Aug 11 - Aug 18, 2015 Summit  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 St Louis, MO Aug 12 - Oct 14, 2015 Mentor  
Cyber Defense Summit & Training - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Aug 13 - Aug 18, 2015 vLive!  
SANS San Antonio 2015 San Antonio, TX Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 24 - Sep 04, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbus SEC504 Columbus, OH Aug 24 - Aug 29, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Chicago 2015 Chicago, IL Aug 30 - Sep 04, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Crystal City 2015 Crystal City, VA Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 504 Toronto, ON Sep 10 - Nov 12, 2015 Mentor  
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  
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  
Community SANS Colorado Springs SEC504 Colorado Springs, CO Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Community SANS  
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  
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  
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  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 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 Capital City 2015 Washington, DC Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2015 Live Training  
SANS San Jose 2015 San Jose, CA Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2015 Boston, MA Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Atlanta SEC542 Atlanta, GA Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Aug 04 - Sep 10, 2015 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC 542 McKinney, TX Aug 04 - Oct 06, 2015 Mentor  
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 Budapest Budapest, Hungary Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2015 Community SANS  
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  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 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 vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 06 - Aug 12, 2015 vLive!  
SANS Minneapolis 2015 Minneapolis, MN Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC 560 Rockville, MD Aug 13 - Sep 24, 2015 Mentor  
SANS San Antonio 2015 San Antonio, TX Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Virginia Beach 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 24 - Sep 04, 2015 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Manasquan, NJ Aug 26 - Oct 28, 2015 Mentor  
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  
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 Ottawa, ON Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2015 Community SANS  
Community SANS Portland SEC560 Portland, OR Oct 26 - Oct 31, 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  
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!  
SANS Security East 2016 New Orleans, LA Jan 25 - Jan 30, 2016 Live Training  
SANS London Spring London, United Kingdom Feb 29 - Mar 05, 2016 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC561: Intense Hands-on Pen Testing Skill Development (with SANS NetWars)
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London in the Summer 2015 London, United Kingdom Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Live Training  
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 London in the Summer 2015 London, United Kingdom Jul 13 - Jul 18, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2015 Boston, MA Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2015 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2015 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 24 - Sep 04, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC575 Columbia, MD Aug 24 - Aug 29, 2015 Community SANS  
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  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training - SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses Online Nov 18 - Nov 23, 2015 vLive!  
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 Minneapolis 2015 Minneapolis, MN Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Live Training  
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  
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 Capital City 2015 Washington, DC Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC660 Columbia, MD Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2015 Community SANS  
SANS Network Security 2015 Las Vegas, NV Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2015 Live Training  
Community SANS Madrid SEC660 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2015 Community SANS  
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 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