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.
SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS SEC460: Enterprise Threat Beta San Diego, CA Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Live Training  
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Fall 2017 Baltimore, MD Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Community SANS  
Rocky Mountain Fall 2017 Denver, CO Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS SEC504 at Cyber Security Week 2017 The Hague, Netherlands Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Boston, MA Sep 26 - Nov 07, 2017 Mentor  
SANS DFIR Prague 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Oct 02 - Oct 08, 2017 Summit  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 09 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Phoenix-Mesa 2017 Mesa, AZ Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Chicago SEC504* Chicago, IL Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Columbia, SC Oct 10 - Nov 21, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2017 Brussels, Belgium Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017 Tokyo, Japan Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Berlin 2017 Berlin, Germany Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbus SEC504 Columbus, OH Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Dayton, OH Oct 23 - Nov 27, 2017 Mentor  
SANS San Diego 2017 San Diego, CA Oct 30 - Nov 04, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2017 Seattle, WA Oct 30 - Nov 04, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC504* Des Moines, IA Oct 30 - Nov 04, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Gulf Region 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 04 - Nov 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Miami 2017 Miami, FL Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC504* New York, NY Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Raleigh SEC504 Raleigh, NC Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session AW - SEC504 Houston, TX Nov 06, 2017 - Jan 29, 2018 Mentor  
SANS Milan November 2017 Milan, Italy Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Nov 08 - Nov 15, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Sydney 2017 Sydney, Australia Nov 13 - Nov 25, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Toronto SEC504 Toronto, ON Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017 Community SANS  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
Community SANS Charlotte SEC504 Charlotte, NC Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS London November 2017 London, United Kingdom Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Winter 2017 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Detroit SEC504** Detroit, MI Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Austin Winter 2017 Austin, TX Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Frankfurt 2017 Frankfurt, Germany Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Dec 14 - Dec 19, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Security East 2018 New Orleans, LA Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Live Training  
Northern VA Winter - Reston 2018 Reston, VA Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam January 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS St Louis SEC504 St. Louis, MO Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS Las Vegas 2018 Las Vegas, NV Jan 28 - Feb 02, 2018 Live Training  
Las Vegas 2018 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Jan 28 - Feb 02, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Miami 2018 Miami, FL Jan 29 - Feb 03, 2018 Live Training  
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2018 Bethesda, MD Jan 29 - Feb 05, 2018 Summit  
Community SANS Baltimore SEC504 Baltimore, MD Jan 29 - Feb 03, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS Scottsdale 2018 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS London February 2018 London, United Kingdom Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Oslo 2018 Oslo, Norway Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure India 2018 Bangalore, India Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Southern California- Anaheim 2018 Anaheim, CA Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Japan 2018 Tokyo, Japan Feb 19 - Mar 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2018 Dallas, TX Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS New York City Winter 2018 New York, NY Feb 26 - Mar 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2018 Singapore, Singapore Mar 12 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Spring 2018 San Francisco, CA Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2018 Tysons, VA Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Canberra 2018 Canberra, Australia Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Boston Spring 2018 Boston, MA Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2018 Baltimore, MD Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Seattle Spring 2018 Seattle, WA Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2018 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 London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Oslo Autumn 2017 Oslo, Norway Oct 02 - Oct 07, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Oct 03 - Nov 09, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Tysons Corner Fall 2017 McLean, VA Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017 Tokyo, Japan Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC542* New York, NY Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Berlin 2017 Berlin, Germany Oct 23 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Tampa SEC542* Tampa, FL Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Austin SEC542 Austin, TX Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS London November 2017 London, United Kingdom Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Winter 2017 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Marina Del Rey SEC542 Marina Del Rey, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC542 Ottawa, ON Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Frankfurt 2017 Frankfurt, Germany Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 14 - Dec 19, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Security East 2018 New Orleans, LA Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Miami 2018 Miami, FL Jan 29 - Feb 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS London February 2018 London, United Kingdom Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure India 2018 Bangalore, India Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Portland SEC542 Portland, OR Mar 05 - Mar 10, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS Secure Singapore 2018 Singapore, Singapore Mar 12 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Boston Spring 2018 Boston, MA Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2018 Baltimore, MD Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 09 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Fall 2017 Baltimore, MD Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 09 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Phoenix-Mesa 2017 Mesa, AZ Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Brussels Autumn 2017 Brussels, Belgium Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017 Tokyo, Japan Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Gulf Region 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 04 - Nov 16, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Nov 13 - Dec 20, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Sydney 2017 Sydney, Australia Nov 13 - Nov 25, 2017 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SANS London November 2017 London, United Kingdom Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Winter 2017 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Austin Winter 2017 Austin, TX Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Frankfurt 2017 Frankfurt, Germany Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC560* New York, NY Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Dec 14 - Dec 19, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Security East 2018 New Orleans, LA Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Las Vegas 2018 Las Vegas, NV Jan 28 - Feb 02, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Miami 2018 Miami, FL Jan 29 - Feb 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Scottsdale 2018 Scottsdale, AZ Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS London February 2018 London, United Kingdom Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Oslo 2018 Oslo, Norway Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Southern California- Anaheim 2018 Anaheim, CA Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Japan 2018 Tokyo, Japan Feb 19 - Mar 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2018 Dallas, TX Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2018 Live Training  
Cloud Security Summit & Training 2018 San Diego, CA Feb 19 - Feb 26, 2018 Summit  
SANS San Francisco Spring 2018 San Francisco, CA Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Boston Spring 2018 Boston, MA Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2018 Baltimore, MD Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 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 London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Tysons Corner Fall 2017 McLean, VA Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC564 Columbia, MD Nov 27 - Nov 28, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Las Vegas SEC564 Las Vegas, NV Nov 30 - Dec 01, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS New York SEC564* New York, NY Dec 18 - Dec 19, 2017 Community SANS  
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
European Security Awareness Summit & Training 2017 London, United Kingdom Dec 04 - Dec 07, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Community SANS Redwood City SEC573* Redwood City, CA Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2017 Community SANS  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SANS Munich December 2017 Munich, Germany Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security East 2018 New Orleans, LA Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Live Training  
Northern VA Winter - Reston 2018 Reston, VA Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2018 Singapore, Singapore Mar 12 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 09 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tysons Corner Fall 2017 McLean, VA Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 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 Tysons Corner Fall 2017 McLean, VA Oct 14 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploit<br />ation Techniques
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS vLive - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques Online Oct 10 - Nov 21, 2017 vLive!  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SANS London November 2017 London, United Kingdom Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Las Vegas 2018 Las Vegas, NV Jan 28 - Feb 02, 2018 Live Training  
Las Vegas 2018 - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques Online Jan 28 - Feb 02, 2018 vLive!  
SANS London February 2018 London, United Kingdom Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Japan 2018 Tokyo, Japan Feb 19 - Mar 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
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 October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 09 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online Oct 17 - Nov 22, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Amsterdam 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SANS Paris November 2017 Paris, France Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Khobar 2017 Khobar, Saudi Arabia Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security East 2018 New Orleans, LA Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam January 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Secure Singapore 2018 Singapore, Singapore Mar 12 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Spring 2018 San Francisco, CA Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2018 Austin, TX Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 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 London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training