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.
SEC402: Cybersecurity Writing: Hack the Reader
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
2-Day Firehose Training , May 27 - May 28, 2020 TBD  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Rocky Mountain HackFest Summit & Training 2020 Virtual - US Mountain, Jun 04 - Jun 13, 2020 Summit  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 6 , VA Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 10 ET , VA Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2020 TBD  
SANS Cyber Defence Singapore 2020 Singapore, Singapore Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Fall 2020 Baltimore, MD Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Middle East April Live Online 2020 Dubai, United Arab Emirates Apr 11 - Apr 16, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Apr 13 Bethesda, MD Apr 13 - Apr 18, 2020 TBD  
SANS London April Live Online 2020 London, United Kingdom Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
OnDemand Dedicated Recording - SEC504 Providence, RI Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2020 Austin, TX Apr 27 - May 02, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling Online May 04 - Jun 10, 2020 vLive!  
Instructor-Led Training | May 4 , May 04 - May 09, 2020 TBD  
SANS Security West 2020 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2020 TBD  
SANS Hong Kong - Southeast Asia Live Online May 2020 Hong Kong, Hong Kong May 11 - May 22, 2020 TBD  
SANS Autumn Australia Live Online 2020 Sydney, Australia May 18 - May 29, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online May 19 - Jun 06, 2020 vLive!  
Instructor-Led Training | Jun 1 , IL Jun 01 - Jun 06, 2020 TBD  
Rocky Mountain HackFest Summit & Training 2020 Virtual - US Mountain, Jun 04 - Jun 13, 2020 Summit  
SANSFIRE 2020 , DC Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020 TBD  
CS-Cybersecure Catalyst Women Academy SEC504 Brampton, ON Jun 15 - Jun 20, 2020 Community SANS  
Live Online - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Jun 15 - Jul 04, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defence Australia June 2020 , Australia Jun 22 - Jul 04, 2020 Live Training  
Instructor-Led Training | Jun 22 , PA Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2020 TBD  
CS Cybersecure Catalyst New Canadian Academy SEC504 Brampton, ON Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2020 Community SANS  
SANS Japan Live Online July 2020 , Japan Jul 01 - Jul 11, 2020 Live Training  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 6 , VA Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2020 TBD  
CS-Cybersecure Catalyst New Career Academy SEC504 Brampton, ON Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2020 Community SANS  
Live Online - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Jul 09 - Aug 17, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Rocky Mountain Summer 2020 , CO Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 27 , NC Jul 27 - Aug 01, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 3 MT , CA Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2020 TBD  
SANS vLive - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Aug 04 - Sep 10, 2020 vLive!  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 10 ET , VA Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Aug 11 - Aug 29, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Cyber Defence Singapore 2020 Singapore, Singapore Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Melbourne 2020 Melbourne, Australia Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 Live Training  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 17 MT , IL Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 24 MT , CA Aug 24 - Aug 29, 2020 TBD  
SANS Philippines 2020 Manila, Philippines Sep 07 - Sep 12, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Fall 2020 Baltimore, MD Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Tampa-Clearwater 2020 Clearwater, FL Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
Network Security 2020 - SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling Online Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Canberra Spring 2020 Canberra, Australia Sep 21 - Oct 03, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Bangalore 2020 Bangalore, India Sep 21 - Sep 26, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Northern VA - Reston Fall 2020 Reston, VA Sep 28 - Oct 03, 2020 Live Training  
SANS San Antonio Fall 2020 San Antonio, TX Sep 28 - Oct 03, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Orlando 2020 Orlando, FL Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Northern VA - Tysons Fall 2020 Tysons, VA Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Dallas Fall 2020 Dallas, TX Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2020 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Fall 2020 San Francisco, CA Oct 26 - Oct 31, 2020 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 April Live Online 2020 London, United Kingdom Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2020 Austin, TX Apr 27 - May 02, 2020 TBD  
SANS Security West 2020 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2020 TBD  
Rocky Mountain HackFest Summit & Training 2020 Virtual - US Mountain, Jun 04 - Jun 13, 2020 Summit  
SANS Cyber Defence Australia June 2020 , Australia Jun 22 - Jul 04, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Japan Live Online July 2020 , Japan Jul 01 - Jul 11, 2020 Live Training  
SANS vLive - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 07 - Aug 20, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Rocky Mountain Summer 2020 , CO Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 17 MT , IL Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 TBD  
Community SANS Vancouver SEC542 Vancouver, BC Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2020 Community SANS  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
Network Security 2020 - SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Northern VA - Reston Fall 2020 Reston, VA Sep 28 - Oct 03, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Dallas Fall 2020 Dallas, TX Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2020 Live Training  
Community SANS Ottawa SEC542 Ottawa, ON Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2020 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 April Live Online 2020 London, United Kingdom Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Apr 27 Baltimore, MD Apr 27 - May 02, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 05 - Jun 11, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Security West 2020 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2020 TBD  
SANS Hong Kong - Southeast Asia Live Online May 2020 Hong Kong, Hong Kong May 11 - May 22, 2020 TBD  
SANS vLive - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 11 - Jun 24, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Autumn Australia Live Online 2020 Sydney, Australia May 18 - May 29, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online May 18 - Jun 06, 2020 vLive!  
Rocky Mountain HackFest Summit & Training 2020 Virtual - US Mountain, Jun 04 - Jun 13, 2020 Summit  
SANSFIRE 2020 , DC Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jun 24 - Jul 31, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Japan Live Online July 2020 , Japan Jul 01 - Jul 11, 2020 Live Training  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 6 , VA Jul 06 - Jul 11, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 13 - Aug 01, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Rocky Mountain Summer 2020 , CO Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
SANS South by Southeast Asia August 2020 , India Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2020 Live Training  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 3 ET , MA Aug 03 - Aug 08, 2020 TBD  
SANS Melbourne 2020 Melbourne, Australia Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 Live Training  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 17 MT , IL Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 TBD  
SANS Philippines 2020 Manila, Philippines Sep 07 - Sep 12, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Baltimore Fall 2020 Baltimore, MD Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2020 Live Training  
Community SANS Phoenix SEC560 Phoenix, AZ Sep 14 - Sep 19, 2020 Community SANS  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
Network Security 2020 - SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking Online Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Canberra Spring 2020 Canberra, Australia Sep 21 - Oct 03, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Orlando 2020 Orlando, FL Oct 12 - Oct 17, 2020 Live Training  
SANS Dallas Fall 2020 Dallas, TX Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2020 Live Training  
SANS San Francisco Fall 2020 San Francisco, CA Oct 26 - Oct 31, 2020 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC564: Red Team Exercises and Adversary Emulation
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANSFIRE 2020 , DC Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020 TBD  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London April Live Online 2020 London, United Kingdom Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2020 Austin, TX Apr 27 - May 02, 2020 TBD  
SANS Security West 2020 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2020 TBD  
SANSFIRE 2020 , DC Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020 TBD  
DFIR Summit & Training 2020 Virtual - US Eastern, Jul 16 - Jul 25, 2020 Summit  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
Network Security 2020 - SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python Online Sep 20 - Sep 25, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Northern VA - Tysons Fall 2020 Tysons, VA Oct 19 - Oct 24, 2020 Live Training  
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 Security West 2020 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2020 TBD  
SANS Asia Pacific Live Online June 2020 , India Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2020 Live Training  
Community SANS Columbia SEC575 @ UKI Columbia, MD Jun 22 - Jun 27, 2020 Community SANS  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 20 ET , MD Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
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 SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
Rocky Mountain HackFest Summit & Training 2020 Virtual - US Mountain, Jun 04 - Jun 13, 2020 Summit  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 20 ET , MD Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 17 ET , DC Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 TBD  
SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2020 Austin, TX Apr 27 - May 02, 2020 TBD  
SANS Security West 2020 San Diego, CA May 11 - May 16, 2020 TBD  
SANSFIRE 2020 , DC Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020 TBD  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploit<br />ation Techniques
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS London April Live Online 2020 London, United Kingdom Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
SANS Baltimore Fall 2020 Baltimore, MD Sep 08 - Sep 13, 2020 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 April Live Online 2020 London, United Kingdom Apr 20 - Apr 25, 2020 TBD  
Live Online - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online May 26 - Jul 02, 2020 vLive!  
SANSFIRE 2020 , DC Jun 13 - Jun 20, 2020 TBD  
SANS Cyber Defence Australia June 2020 , Australia Jun 22 - Jul 04, 2020 Live Training  
Live Online - SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking Online Jul 06 - Aug 12, 2020 vLive!  
SANS Rocky Mountain Summer 2020 , CO Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
Community SANS Columbia SEC660 @ UKI Columbia, MD Aug 17 - Aug 22, 2020 Community SANS  
SANS Network Security 2020 Las Vegas, NV Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2020 Live Training  
SANS SelfStudy Books & MP3s Only Anytime Books & MP3s Only  
SANS OnDemand Online Anytime Online  
SEC699: Purple Team Tactics - Adversary Emulation for Breach Prevention & <br />Detection
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Pen Test Austin 2020 Austin, TX Apr 27 - May 02, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Jul 20 ET , MD Jul 20 - Jul 25, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 10 MT , WA Aug 10 - Aug 15, 2020 TBD  
Instructor-Led Training | Aug 24 ET , VA Aug 24 - Sep 04, 2020 TBD  
SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
Event Location Dates Delivery Method  
SANS Milan May 2020 Milan, Italy May 04 - May 09, 2020 TBD  
SANS Autumn Australia Live Online 2020 Sydney, Australia May 18 - May 29, 2020 TBD