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

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    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 upcoming events.
    DatesEvent TitleTraining FormatCyber Security and IT EssentialsCloud SecurityCyber DefenseDigital Forensics and Incident ResponseIndustrial Control SystemsCyber Security LeadershipOffensive Operations
    Mar 4-9Las Vegas 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxxx
    Mar 11-16Dallas 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxx
    Mar 18-20Stay Sharp: March 2024Live Onlinexxxx
    Mar 24-29SANS Orlando 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxxx
    April 8-13Santa Clara 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxx
    April 8-13New York City 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxx
    April 22-27Pen Test Austin 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxx
    April 28-May 3Baltimore Spring 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxxx
    May 9-14Security West San Diego 2024 In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxxx
    May 20-24Leadership & Cloud Security - Crystal City 2024In-Person & Live Onlinexxxxxx
    May 20-25Attack & Respond 2024Live Onlinexxx
    May 29-31Stay Sharp: May 2024Live Onlinexxx

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    SANS Pen Test Austin 2024

    Mon, April 22 - Sat, April 27, 2024 Attend In-Person in Austin, TX, or Live Online (CT) Location: Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol Get ready for six days of in-depth, hands-on penetration testing, red teaming, purple teaming, and exploit development training for professionals who need to know how to find vulnerabilities within their organizations, understand risk, and prioritize resources based on potential real-world attacks.

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    Get all of your live training questions answered before you travel to your In-Person course or before you begin your Live Online course.

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    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.

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    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.