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  
Automotive Cybersecurity Summit Detroit, MI May 01 - May 08, 2017 Summit  
SANS Riyadh 2017 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 06 - May 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
Security West 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online May 11 - May 16, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS St Louis SEC504 St Louis, MO May 15 - May 20, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS London May 2017 London, United Kingdom May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Madrid 2017 Madrid, Spain May 29 - Jun 03, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Atlanta 2017 Atlanta, GA May 30 - Jun 04, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Summer 2017 San Francisco, CA Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Virginia Beach SEC504* Virginia Beach, VA Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Charlotte 2017 Charlotte, NC Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS Huntsville - SEC504 Huntsville, AL Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Thailand 2017 Bangkok, Thailand Jun 12 - Jun 30, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC504 Reston, VA Jun 13 - Aug 01, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Minneapolis 2017 Minneapolis, MN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Philippines 2017 Manila, Philippines Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Marina del Rey SEC504 Marina Del Rey, CA Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Columbia, MD 2017 Columbia, MD Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Paris 2017 Paris, France Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC504 Columbia, MD Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Community SANS  
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  
Community SANS Sacramento SEC504 Sacramento, CA Jul 17 - Jul 22, 2017 Community SANS  
SANSFIRE 2017 Washington, DC Jul 22 - Jul 29, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Des Moines SEC504 Des Moines, IA Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS Annapolis SEC504 Annapolis, MD Jul 24 - Jul 29, 2017 Community SANS  
Security Awareness Summit & Training 2017 Nashville, TN Jul 31 - Aug 09, 2017 Summit  
SANS San Antonio Fall 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 - 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 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 Phoenix-Mesa 2017 Mesa, AZ Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017 Tokyo, Japan Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS San Diego Fall 2017 San Diego, CA Oct 30 - Nov 04, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Seattle 2017 Seattle, WA Oct 30 - Nov 04, 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  
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  
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 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 San Jose SEC542 San Jose, CA May 08 - May 13, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
Security West 2017 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 11 - May 16, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS Chicago SEC542 Chicago, IL May 15 - May 20, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2017 Melbourne, Australia May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Stockholm 2017 Stockholm, Sweden May 29 - Jun 03, 2017 Live Training  
Mentor Session - SEC542 Santa Monica, CA May 31 - Jul 12, 2017 Mentor  
SANS Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Nashville SEC542 Nashville, TN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Community SANS  
Community SANS New York SEC542 New York, NY Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Community SANS  
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  
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  
SANS London September 2017 London, United Kingdom Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tysons Corner Fall 2017 McLean, VA Oct 16 - Oct 21, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017 Tokyo, Japan Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Tampa SEC542 Tampa, FL Nov 13 - Nov 18, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS San Francisco Winter 2017 San Francisco, CA Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017 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 Melbourne 2017 Melbourne, Australia May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
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 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Riyadh 2017 Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 06 - May 11, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 09 - Jun 15, 2017 vLive!  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Philadelphia, PA May 09 - Jun 20, 2017 Mentor  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Louisville, KY May 10 - Jul 12, 2017 Mentor  
Security West 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 11 - May 16, 2017 vLive!  
SANS Zurich 2017 Zurich, Switzerland May 15 - May 20, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
SANS London May 2017 London, United Kingdom May 22 - May 27, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Houston 2017 Houston, TX Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 Denver, CO Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Secure Europe 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jun 12 - Jun 20, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Charlotte 2017 Charlotte, NC Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Rocky Mountain 2017 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 vLive!  
Community SANS Waterloo SEC560 Waterloo, ON Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Minneapolis 2017 Minneapolis, MN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Albany SEC560 Albany, NY Jun 19 - Jun 24, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Columbia, MD 2017 Columbia, MD Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Paris 2017 Paris, France Jun 26 - Jul 01, 2017 Live Training  
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 Omaha SEC560 Omaha, NE Jul 10 - Jul 15, 2017 Community SANS  
Mentor Session - SEC560 Augusta, GA Jul 12 - Aug 23, 2017 Mentor  
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 Fall 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  
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 Phoenix-Mesa 2017 Mesa, AZ Oct 09 - Oct 14, 2017 Live Training  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tokyo Autumn 2017 Tokyo, Japan Oct 16 - Oct 28, 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 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 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  
SANS Network Security 2017 Las Vegas, NV Sep 10 - Sep 17, 2017 Live Training  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Northern Virginia - Reston 2017 Reston, VA May 21 - May 26, 2017 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC573 Columbia, MD Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Community SANS  
SANS Cyber Defence Canberra 2017 Canberra, Australia Jun 26 - Jul 08, 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  
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  
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Madrid 2017 Madrid, Spain May 29 - Jun 03, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Minneapolis 2017 Minneapolis, MN Jun 19 - Jun 24, 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  
Network Security 2017 - SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 10 - Sep 15, 2017 vLive!  
SANS October Singapore 2017 Singapore, Singapore Oct 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Tysons Corner Fall 2017 McLean, VA Oct 16 - Oct 21, 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  
SANS Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 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 SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SEC617: Wireless Ethical Hacking, Penetration Testing, and Defenses
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Stockholm 2017 Stockholm, Sweden May 29 - Jun 03, 2017 Live Training  
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  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
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 Security West 2017 San Diego, CA May 09 - May 18, 2017 Live Training  
SANS Milan 2017 Milan, Italy Jun 12 - Jun 17, 2017 Live Training  
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 16 - Oct 28, 2017 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online Oct 17 - Nov 22, 2017 vLive!  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit  
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  
Canberra June SEC760 Canberra, Australia Jun 05 - Jun 10, 2017 TBD  
SANS Secure Europe 2017 Amsterdam, Netherlands Jun 12 - Jun 20, 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  
Pen Test Hackfest Summit & Training 2017 Bethesda, MD Nov 13 - Nov 20, 2017 Summit