Train with Industry Experts Across North America

Individuals and organizations investing in cybersecurity are investing in their futures. SANS Live is immersive cyber security training – helping you excel in your mission-critical job with the practical training, mentorship, and resources you need today.

SANS Live Training includes:

  • Access to world-class instructors who are top practitioners from every niche of cyber security. 
  • Sharpen your skills with immediate application of hands-on labs. 
  • Support from GIAC certified TAs throughout your course, found both in the classroom and online through Slack.
  • Hit the ground running with an easy-to-use interface, using Zoom and Slack
  • Reinforce your skills with 4-months of access to daily course lecture archives, downloadable MP3 files, extended lab access where applicable, and course materials provided both in print and digitally.

We stand behind The SANS Promise: you will be able to immediately apply the skills and knowledge that you learn in training the day you return to work. Watch this video to learn why SANS Live Training is trusted by thousands of cyber security professionals each year.

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The Value of SANS Live Training

The entire training experience is an event! There is so much happening at SANS besides the classroom! You need to be here to experience it all! This is the place with all the security knowledge you could ever need!
Ron Foupht
- Werner Enterprises
The labs were very hands-on, and being able to manually go through these exercises gives me confidence that I can do these things in the future.
Crystal Cleaveland
- American Registry for Internet Numbers
SANS offers the ultimate in quality instruction and thoughtful curriculum development. I learned so much this week and can't wait to review and apply what I learned.
Gabrielle S.
- US Federal Agency
Nobody else in the industry is as comprehensive as SANS or as up-to-date and knowledgeable. If you want to learn how to do your job right, I don’t think there's any better training out there right now.
Ronald Craft
- S-RM
SANS makes the entire experience amazing! I have been attending SANS classes for many years and I keep coming back for more. There is no one else out there that provides security training like SANS.
Ron Foupht
- Werner Enterprises
Everything from the instructor to the platform to the labs & materials were great. It all fit together and made this Live Online learning process go smooth. GoToTraining & Slack worked great! I wouldn’t change a thing.
Robert L.
- US Federal Agency
Having an SME instructor with tons of real-world experience makes the course material easy to digest, and the Live Online platform is the best platform I've experienced!
Jeremy Swanson
- ManTech
SANS training is very valuable because it focuses on what really matters and provides practical and easy ways to improve your security posture.
Antonio Sannino
- P&G

    2023 North America Live Cyber Security Training Events

    Each SANS live cyber security event includes a variety of cyber security courses. In the table below, find the different course focus areas offered at our 2023 events.
    DatesEvent TitleTraining FormatCyber Security and IT EssentialsCloud SecurityCyber DefenseDigital Forensics and Incident ResponseIndustrial Control SystemsCyber Security LeadershipOffensive Operations
    Oct 23-28Rocky Mountain Fall 2023In-Person & Live Onlinexxxx
    Oct 30-Nov 4Orlando Fall 2023In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxxx
    Nov 6-11San Diego Fall 2023In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxx
    Nov 13-15Stay Sharp: November 2023Live Onlinexxx
    Nov 27-Dec 2Austin Fall 2023In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxx
    Dec 4-9Phoenix-Tempe 2023In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxx
    Dec 11-16Cyber Defense Initiative® 2023In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxxx
    Jan 8-13SANS Cloud Defender 2024 Live Onlinexxx
    Jan 15-20SANS Classic 2024 Live Onlinexxxx
    Jan 22-27SANS Cyber Security Mountain: January 2024Live Onlinexx
    Feb 5-10SANS Tysons Corner- NOVA 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxx

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    Know Before You Go

    Get all of your live training questions answered before you travel to your In-Person course or before you begin your Live Online course.
    Early Bird discounts for Courses at SANS Training Events

    The Early Bird Gets the Worm - New Discount Added!

    You can now register early to save up to $750 off 4-6 day courses:

    This time-sensitive special offer is available for qualifying 4-6 day Live Training courses with the following discounts:

    • Receive $750 off your registration when you pay 270+ days prior to course start date. 
    • Receive $500 off your registration when you pay 55+ days prior to course start date. 
    • Receive $300 off your registration when you pay 33-54 days prior to course start date. 

    For 4–6-day courses, use code EarlyBird23 to receive the discount available at the time of purchase. See Live Training event pages for specific discount amounts and deadlines. The discount amount will be automatically calculated based on the date the order is PAID.

    For short courses offered at SANS Stay Sharp events, receive $300 off your course with code ‘StaySharp300_2023’.

    Get a FREE Hour of SANS Training

    Test-drive SANS Cyber Security Training through course demos, available for 60+ courses. Preview course content, see our top instructors in action, and evaluate difficulty levels before you purchase. After your demo, register for your course by navigating to your preferred course page to learn more and select from our live training formats.

    Managing Security Risk 2023 - Live Online Only

    Discover the most effective steps to prevent cyber-attacks and detect adversaries with actionable techniques you can implement immediately. Join us Live Online for SANS Managing Security Risk 2023 (September 25-30, CT), and learn from experienced practitioners. You’ll finish ready to apply what you’ve learned the day you return to work.

    Join the Community for Free

    Membership to the Community grants you access to thousands of free content-rich resources our SANS instructors produce for the information security community annually. These resources include immediately useful knowledge and capabilities to support your cyber security goals.