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 Stockholm 2016 Stockholm, Sweden May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2016 Baltimore, MD May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2016 Houston, TX May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC504 New York, NY May 09 - May 14, 2016 Community SANS  
Houston 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online May 09 - May 14, 2016 vLive!  
Mentor Session SEC504 Rome Rome, Italy Jun 04 - Jul 02, 2016 Mentor  
Community SANS Boise, SEC504 Boise, ID Jun 06 - Jun 11, 2016 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Norfolk SEC504 Norfolk, VA Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Chicago SEC504 Chicago, IL Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Philippines 2016 Manila, Philippines Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Nashville SEC504 Nashville, TN Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Marina del Rey SEC504 Marina Del Rey, CA Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Community SANS  
SANS Salt Lake City 2016 Salt Lake City, UT Jun 27 - Jul 02, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Jun 27 - Jul 09, 2016 Live Training  
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  
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 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  
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  
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  
SANS Seattle 2016 Seattle, WA Oct 03 - Oct 08, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2016 Tokyo, Japan Oct 17 - Oct 29, 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 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  
Healthcare Cyber Security Summit & Training Houston, TX Nov 14 - Nov 21, 2016 Summit  
SANS Amsterdam 2016 Amsterdam, Netherlands Dec 12 - Dec 17, 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  
Community SANS Columbus SEC542 Columbus, OH May 16 - May 21, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Paris SEC542 (in French) Paris, France Jun 06 - Jun 10, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Madrid SEC542 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Jun 06 - Jun 11, 2016 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS St Louis SEC542 St Louis, MO Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Dallas SEC542 Dallas, TX Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Birmingham, AL Jun 14 - Jul 26, 2016 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Huntsville, AL Jun 16 - Jul 27, 2016 Mentor  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 20 - Aug 03, 2016 vLive!  
Community SANS Denver SEC542 Denver, CO Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Community SANS  
Community SANS Anaheim SEC542 Anaheim, CA Jul 11 - Jul 16, 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  
SANS Vienna Vienna, Austria Aug 01 - Aug 06, 2016 Live Training  
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  
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  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 05, 2016 - Jan 25, 2017 vLive!  
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 Prague 2016 Prague, Czech Republic May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2016 Houston, TX May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD May 16 - May 21, 2016 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 13 - Jun 18, 2016 vLive!  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2016 Canberra, Australia Jun 27 - Jul 09, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2016 Denver, CO Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Live Training  
Community SANS Pensacola/Navarre SEC560 Pensacola-Navarre, FL Jul 11 - Jul 16, 2016 Community SANS  
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 Des Moines SEC560 Des Moines, IA Jul 25 - Jul 30, 2016 Community SANS  
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  
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  
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  
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  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 06, 2016 - Jan 26, 2017 vLive!  
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  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 2016 Live Training  
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 Stockholm 2016 Stockholm, Sweden May 09 - May 14, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2016 Melbourne, Australia May 16 - May 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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 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  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 - SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing Online Jun 11 - Jun 12, 2016 vLive!  
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  
Network Security 2016 - SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing Online Sep 10 - Sep 11, 2016 vLive!  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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 Melbourne 2016 Melbourne, Australia May 16 - May 21, 2016 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
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  
Community SANS Paris SEC660 (in French) Paris, France Nov 28 - Dec 03, 2016 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  
SANSFIRE 2016 Washington, DC Jun 11 - Jun 18, 2016 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Berlin 2016 Berlin, Germany Jun 20 - Jun 25, 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  
SANS Sydney 2016 Sydney, Australia Nov 03 - Nov 19, 2016 Live Training