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Training Options

OnDemand

Four months of access

Flexible, self-paced training to fit your schedule including access to repeatable labs and quizzes, plus SME support.

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Live Online Training Events

Instructor-led, virtual classes

Over 60 immersive courses with labs, books, and 4 months access to daily class recordings plus virtual cyber ranges and bonus sessions.

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Most Popular Courses & Certifications

Course Cert
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH
SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC
FOR508: Advanced Incident Response, Threat Hunting, and Digital Forensics GCFA
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN
FOR500: Windows Forensic Analysis GCFE
SEC545: Cloud Security Architecture and Operations
SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth GCIA
MGT512: Security Leadership Essentials For Managers GSLC
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT

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Upcoming Live Online Events & Summits

Event / Course Format / Location Dates
SANS San Francisco Fall 2020 Virtual - US Pacific Oct 26 - 31
SANS Rocky Mountain Fall 2020 Virtual - US Mountain Nov 2 - 7
SANS DFIRCON 2020 Virtual - US Eastern Nov 2 - 7
SANS Stay Sharp: Blue Team Operations Virtual - US Central Nov 9 - 11
Pen Test HackFest 2020 Virtual - US Eastern Nov 16 - 21
SANS San Diego Fall 2020 Virtual - US Pacific Nov 16 - 21
SANS Atlanta Fall 2020 Virtual - US Eastern Nov 16 - 21
SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2020 Virtual - US Eastern Dec 14 - 19


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What is SANS?


SANS is the most trusted and by far the largest source for cybersecurity training in the world. We offer training through several delivery methods including OnDemand (self paced) and instructor-led both Live Online (virtual) and In-Person. Our cybersecurity courses are developed by industry leaders in numerous fields including network security, digital forensics, offensive operations, cybersecurity leadership, industrial control systems, and cloud security. Courses are taught by real-world practitioners who are the best at ensuring you not only learn the material, but that you can apply it immediately when you return to the office. In addition to top-notch training, we offer certification via GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute featuring over 35 hands-on, technical certifications in cyber security. We offer a Master's Degree, graduate and undergraduate certificate programs through SANS Technology Institute, as well as numerous free resources including newsletters, whitepapers and webcasts.