SANS Live Training Events

Learn real-world cybersecurity skills directly from top industry experts during SANS Live Training events featuring practical courses with hands-on labs, plus cyber range challenges and networking opportunities.

Solving Real-World Cyber Security Challenges

What cyber security challenges are you and your organization currently facing? Which skills are you interested in strengthening, and what tools do you want to explore?

Hear stories about how SANS training helped alumni solve real-world cyber security problems and better protect their organization against today's threats. Join us during an upcoming live training event and see how we can help you achieve your goals.

Live Training Modalities

SANS Live Training events are available Live Online or In-Person in select locations. Whichever training option you choose, you will receive high-quality cybersecurity training you can implement immediately.

Featured Live Training Events


SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021

Experience immersive cybersecurity training relevant to today’s top cyber threats. Join us Live Online or in Washington, DC for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative® 2021 (December 13-18) to learn from experienced cyber security practitioners and practice your skills during virtual NetWars Tournaments.

Special Offers Available Thru Dec 8th

Get an 11” iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard, a Microsoft Surface Pro X, a free GIAC certification attempt, or take $350 off with 4-6 day SANS training courses. Register now!

Get started by following three easy registration steps:

  1. Choose a qualifying OnDemand, Live Online, or In-Person 4-6 day SANS course
  2. Use your preferred offer code at checkout
  3. Pay for your course by December 8, 2021

Please note: Promo offer valid for all 4-6 day OnDemand courses, and 4-6 day Live Online or In-Person courses at events occurring in North America between November 2021 and March 2022. The iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard, Microsoft Surface Pro X, free GIAC Certification attempt, and $350 (USD) discount are only available to individuals in the United States or Canada. Promotional items are shipped directly from the manufacturer/supplier. Allow 4 to 6 weeks for iPad Pro with Smart Keyboard or a Microsoft Surface Pro X delivery. See offer details for all Terms & Conditions.

Learn About The SANS Live Training Experience

Are you curious about what to expect from SANS Live Training? Listen to what our alumni say about their experience!

Choose from interactive Live Online and In-Person training available in several time zones and select locations. Whichever format you choose, you will receive high-quality cyber security training you can use immediately.

The real value of this training lies at the intersection of quality content and delivery by a subject-matter expert actively working in the field, making it incredibly relevant and immediately applicable to my job.
P. Watson
- Microsoft Corp
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
This *really* pulled a lot together for me, and its been hugely valuable - I know parts of this are going to impact my approach to my work from my first day back.
Merewyn Boak
- Apple
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
SANS training keeps individuals up-to-date with relevant cyber security information. I can now apply the skills learned towards further maturing my program.
Nicholas Marriott
- Pfizer
The best part of SANS training is the absolute knowledge of the instructors. They bring real-world examples to the forefront and have their thumb on the pulse of current tactics used by attackers.
Jessie Prevost
- Trend Micro
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
The labs are giving me a chance to see the course content first hand and interact with it. It's doing a good job of letting me play with it and really seeing how the tools and methodologies work.
Ryan Moeller
- Eureka Strategic Consulting

    SANS Stay Sharp

    Build specific skills you can apply the same week you take your training. SANS Stay Sharp offers bite-sized 1-3 day Live Training courses taught by real-world practitioners focused on teaching practical, must-have skills you can use immediately. Whether you are new to the industry looking for a place to start or are a seasoned professional looking to sharpen particular skills, SANS Stay Sharp can help you achieve your goal.

    SANS Summits

    Elevate your knowledge, skills, and industry connections at an upcoming SANS Summit. Summits bring together cyber security practitioners and leading experts to share and discuss case studies, lessons learned, new tools, and innovative strategies to improve cyber security and overcome challenges in a particular focus area or industry. Enhance your experience with a closely aligned Live Training course offered before or after each Summit.

    Free SANS Resources

    View free course demos, read our catalog for information on new courses and training events, and learn how to join us for our free community events.

    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 cybersecurity goals.