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 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  
Community SANS Honolulu SEC504 Honolulu, HI Jan 08 - Jan 13, 2018 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 San Antonio, TX Jan 09 - Mar 13, 2018 Mentor  
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  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC504 Ottawa, ON Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Community SANS  
Mentor Session SEC504 Houston, TX Jan 15 - Feb 08, 2018 Mentor  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Jan 16 - Feb 22, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Dubai 2018 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Jan 27 - Feb 01, 2018 Live Training  
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  
Community SANS Charlotte SEC504 Charlotte, NC Jan 29 - Feb 03, 2018 Community SANS  
Cyber Threat Intelligence Summit & Training 2018 Bethesda, MD Jan 29 - Feb 05, 2018 Summit  
Community SANS Annapolis Junction SEC504 Annapolis Junction, 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  
Community SANS Kansas City SEC504 Kansas City, MO Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Detroit, MI Feb 06 - Mar 20, 2018 Mentor  
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 London March 2018 London, United Kingdom Mar 05 - Mar 10, 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 Secure Osaka 2018 Osaka, Japan Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 Live Training  
San Francisco Spring 2018 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Paris March 2018 Paris, France Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Dallas SEC504 Dallas, TX Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Long Beach, CA Mar 12 - May 21, 2018 Mentor  
SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2018 McLean, 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 Munich March 2018 Munich, Germany Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Mar 20 - Apr 26, 2018 vLive!  
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 2018 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2018 vLive!  
RSA Conference 2018 San Francisco, CA Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Zurich 2018 Zurich, Switzerland Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2018 Live Training  
SANS London April 2018 London, United Kingdom Apr 16 - Apr 21, 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  
Baltimore Spring 2018 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit & Training Chicago, IL May 01 - May 08, 2018 Summit  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD May 14 - May 19, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS Northern VA Reston Spring 2018 Reston, VA May 20 - May 25, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2018 Melbourne, Australia May 21 - May 26, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam May 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 28 - Jun 02, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Atlanta 2018 Atlanta, GA May 29 - Jun 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2018 Denver, CO Jun 04 - Jun 09, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Crystal City 2018 Arlington, VA Jun 18 - Jun 23, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2018 Minneapolis, MN Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Vancouver 2018 Vancouver, BC Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Paris June 2018 Paris, France Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Charlotte 2018 Charlotte, NC Jul 09 - Jul 14, 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 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 01, 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  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Louisville, KY Jan 24 - Mar 28, 2018 Mentor  
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  
Community SANS Columbia SEC542 Columbia, MD Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS Secure India 2018 Bangalore, India Feb 12 - Feb 17, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Phoenix SEC542 Phoenix, AZ Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Feb 27 - Apr 12, 2018 vLive!  
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 2018 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2018 vLive!  
SANS London April 2018 London, United Kingdom Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2018 Baltimore, MD Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 Live Training  
Baltimore Spring 2018 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 23 - Apr 28, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2018 Denver, CO Jun 04 - Jun 09, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC542 Columbia, MD Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2018 Community SANS  
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 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  
Community SANS Madrid SEC560 (In Spanish) Madrid, Spain 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  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Thousand Oaks, CA Jan 11 - Feb 08, 2018 Mentor  
SANS Amsterdam January 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Chicago, IL Jan 17 - Feb 28, 2018 Mentor  
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  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Baltimore, MD Jan 29 - Mar 01, 2018 Mentor  
Community SANS Columbia SEC560 Columbia, 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 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 2018 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Zurich 2018 Zurich, Switzerland Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Toronto SEC560 Toronto, ON Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2018 Baltimore, MD Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Automotive Cybersecurity Summit & Training Chicago, IL May 01 - May 08, 2018 Summit  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Northern VA Reston Spring 2018 Reston, VA May 20 - May 25, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2018 Melbourne, Australia May 21 - May 26, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam May 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 28 - Jun 02, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Atlanta 2018 Atlanta, GA May 29 - Jun 03, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2018 Denver, CO Jun 04 - Jun 09, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2018 Minneapolis, MN Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Paris June 2018 Paris, France Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Charlotte 2018 Charlotte, NC Jul 09 - Jul 14, 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 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
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  
SANS Northern VA Spring - Tysons 2018 McLean, VA Mar 17 - Mar 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
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  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
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  
Mentor Session - SEC573 Alexandria, VA Feb 13 - Mar 27, 2018 Mentor  
Virginia Tech - SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python Online Mar 05 - Mar 10, 2018 vLive!  
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  
SANS 2018 - SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python Online Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC573 Columbia, MD Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Brussels February 2018 Brussels, Belgium Feb 19 - Feb 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  
SANS 2018 - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Baltimore Spring 2018 Baltimore, MD Apr 21 - Apr 28, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 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 Cyber Defense Initiative 2017 Washington, DC Dec 12 - Dec 19, 2017 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 2018 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC580 Columbia, MD Jun 25 - Jun 26, 2018 Community SANS  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
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 Amsterdam May 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 28 - Jun 02, 2018 Live Training  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploit<br />ation Techniques
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
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 vLive - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques Online Feb 05 - Mar 14, 2018 vLive!  
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 2018 - SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques Online Apr 03 - Apr 08, 2018 vLive!  
SANS Northern VA Reston Spring 2018 Reston, VA May 20 - May 25, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2018 Melbourne, Australia May 21 - May 26, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Paris June 2018 Paris, France Jun 25 - Jun 30, 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 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 Brussels February 2018 Brussels, Belgium Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2018 Live Training  
SANS London March 2018 London, United Kingdom Mar 05 - Mar 10, 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 Security West 2018 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 18, 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 March 2018 London, United Kingdom Mar 05 - Mar 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS 2018 Orlando, FL Apr 03 - Apr 10, 2018 Live Training  
SANS Amsterdam May 2018 Amsterdam, Netherlands May 28 - Jun 02, 2018 Live Training