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SANS training & GIAC Certifications - Current Status

Nearly all SANS courses are offered online via our OnDemand and Live Online training formats. Delivery options may include:

  • OnDemand: Flexible, self-paced training to fit your schedule including access to repeatable labs and quizzes, plus SME support.
  • Live Online: Livestreamed, hands-on interactive sessions with instructors. Variety of schedules broadcasted in convenient time-zones that fits your schedule and includes four months of online access to the recorded course lecture.
  • In-Person: In-Person training has been paused indefinitely. When In-Person training is offered again, registrants will be allowed to choose to attend in-person or remotely, in live online. More below.

GIAC is committed to delivering a remote proctor option that offers the same quality exam and outcomes that the community has come to expect. GIAC Certification exams are now available both in-person at various Pearson VUE locations and online via remote proctoring through ProctorU. If you have an upcoming exam you can find a list of eligible Pearson VUE locations in your GIAC portal account.

In-Person Training Update

In consideration of the ongoing pandemic, and with input from our community, SANS has continued to pause In-Person training indefinitely. 

When we re-launch In-Person classroom training we will do so in close partnership with our venues around the world, and with thoughtful safety guidelines in place in order to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene imposed by local authorities, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We will also continue to provide you with flexibility to switch from In-Person training to Live Online training and vice versa to accommodate changing facts on the ground in both home and event locales and meet the needs of your own changing travel situation.

Event Safety information with key details regarding safety measures, will be posted on our event pages when In-Person Training returns. 

Whichever delivery format you choose, you will receive exceptional cybersecurity training from world-renowned instructors. As always, we will uphold the SANS Promise that you will be able to apply the skills you learn as soon as you return to work. Our courses pair with GIAC Certifications, validating student mastery for professional use in critical, specialized InfoSec domains, and job-specific roles. 

Please note: SANS is continuously monitoring the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may convert the delivery format of our in-person events to virtual, Live Online as necessary to meet safety and local requirements.