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 July 2017 London, United Kingdom Jul 03 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
Cyber Defence Japan 2017 Tokyo, Japan Jul 05 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
SANS ICS & Energy-Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Summit  
SANS Cyber Defence Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Los Angeles - Long Beach 2017 Long Beach, CA Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Seattle SEC504 Seattle, WA Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC504 Ottawa, ON Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2017 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Phoenix SEC504 Phoenix, AZ Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2017 Community SANS  
Security Awareness Summit & Training 2017 Nashville, TN Jul 31 - Aug 09, 2017 Summit  
SANS San Antonio 2017 San Antonio, TX Aug 06 - Aug 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2017 Boston, MA Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Raleigh SEC504 Raleigh, NC Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS New York City 2017 New York City, NY Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Salt Lake City 2017 Salt Lake City, UT Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Adelaide 2017 Adelaide, Australia Aug 21 - Aug 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Chicago 2017 Chicago, IL Aug 21 - Aug 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2017 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 21 - Sep 01, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Memphis SEC504 Memphis, TN Aug 21 - Aug 26, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session AW - SEC504 Milwaukee, WI Aug 23 - Sep 29, 2017 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Denver, CO Aug 29 - Oct 10, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Tampa - Clearwater 2017 Clearwater, FL Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Fall 2017 San Francisco, CA Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Sep 05 - Oct 12, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Dublin 2017 Dublin, Ireland Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor AW - SEC504 Santa Clara, CA Sep 11 - Sep 22, 2017 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Arlington, VA Sep 20 - Nov 01, 2017 Mentor  
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 Summit Prague 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Oct 02 - Oct 08, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor Session AW - SEC504 Houston, TX Oct 02 - Dec 11, 2017 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Columbia, SC Oct 03 - Nov 14, 2017 Mentor  
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 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  
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 Columbia SEC504 - Multiweek 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  
Community SANS Orlando SEC504 Orlando, FL 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  
SANS Austin Winter 2017 Austin, TX Dec 04 - Dec 09, 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  
SANS Northern Virginia Winter 2018 Reston, VA Jan 15 - Jan 20, 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 Southern California- Anaheim 2018 Anaheim, CA Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2018 Dallas, TX Feb 19 - Feb 24, 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  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Boston 2017 Boston, MA Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Prague 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Detroit SEC542 Detroit, MI Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Des Moines, IA Aug 14 - Sep 13, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Virginia Beach 2017 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 21 - Sep 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Dublin 2017 Dublin, Ireland Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Toronto SEC542 Toronto, ON Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2017 Community SANS  
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  
Community SANS Little Rock SEC542 Little Rock, AR Oct 02 - Oct 07, 2017 Community SANS  
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 Minneapolis SEC542 Minneapolis, MN Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017 Community SANS  
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 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 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  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Prague 2017 Prague, Czech Republic Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 09 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
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  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Munich Summer 2017 Munich, Germany Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Columbus SEC560 Columbus, OH Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2017 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Antonio 2017 San Antonio, TX Aug 06 - Aug 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Hyderabad 2017 Hyderabad, India Aug 07 - Aug 12, 2017 Live Training  
SANS New York City 2017 New York City, NY Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Salt Lake City 2017 Salt Lake City, UT Aug 14 - Aug 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Virginia Beach 2017 Virginia Beach, VA Aug 21 - Sep 01, 2017 Live Training  
Virginia Beach 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Aug 21 - Aug 26, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, MD Sep 11 - Sep 16, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Dallas, TX Sep 13 - Nov 15, 2017 Mentor  
Community SANS Madrid SEC560 (in Spanish) Madrid, Spain Sep 18 - Sep 23, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Manchester, NH Sep 21 - Nov 02, 2017 Mentor  
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  
Community SANS Toronto SEC560 Toronto, ON Oct 30 - Nov 04, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Gulf Region 2017 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Nov 04 - Nov 16, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Herndon-Reston SEC560 Reston, VA Nov 06 - Nov 11, 2017 Community SANS  
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 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  
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 Southern California- Anaheim 2018 Anaheim, CA Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Dallas 2018 Dallas, TX Feb 19 - Feb 24, 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  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
Security Awareness Summit & Training 2017 Nashville, TN Jul 31 - Aug 09, 2017 Summit  
European Security Awareness Summit 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  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
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 Northern Virginia Winter 2018 Reston, VA Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Live Training  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Cyber Defence Japan 2017 Tokyo, Japan Jul 05 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
Network Security 2017 - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2017 vLive!  
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 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 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
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 Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploit<br />ation Techniques
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Munich Summer 2017 Munich, Germany Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques Online Oct 17 - 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  
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 London July 2017 London, United Kingdom Jul 03 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
Cyber Defence Japan 2017 Tokyo, Japan Jul 05 - Jul 15, 2017 Live Training  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
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 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 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
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