SANS Institute

The most trusted resource for information security training, cyber security certifications, and research.

Invest in You and Your Organization's Future

Individuals and organizations investing in cybersecurity are investing in their futures. With the right training, mentorship, and resources, you can become an in-demand cybersecurity candidate and secure a well-paying, mission-critical job.

SANS is dedicated to delivering and validating hands-on cybersecurity skills because we understand everyone in an organization - from non-technical employees to IT security staff, all the way up to the organization’s security leadership team - has a role to play in establishing a critical line of defense in the battle against ever-evolving adversaries.

New to Cyber

Cybersecurity is an exciting career choice within everyone's reach. Utilize our resources to get started on your journey.

The Highest Standard in Cybersecurity Education

Our instructors are experienced practitioners who also excel in mentoring others. They are respected leaders in cyber who share research, tools, and incident analysis with the world, and bring practical, collaborative expertise to our community. They, along with our students and community contributors, make SANS the engaging, high-quality educational organization that it is. 

The SANS Promise: Everyone who completes SANS training can apply the skills and knowledge they’ve learned the day they return to work.

Train and Certify

At the heart of everything we do is our training and certification. Learn from the top cybersecurity instructors, then prove your knowledge and skill with the most trusted training and certification in the world.

Multiple Training Formats

SANS courses come in three primary formats to fit your schedule, budget, and preferred learning style.

Not Sure Where To Start?

New to SANS or unsure of the subject area or skill level to select for your next training course? We offer free one-hour course demos via our OnDemand platform. You can also explore our interactive Training Roadmap to find the right courses for your immediate cyber security skill development and for your long-term career goals.

What Students Say About Their SANS Training Experience

Private Training has been advantageous for our security training. The instructors have been great and the students enjoy being in class with colleagues that share concerns and duties for ongoing security projects.
Tonya Henderson
Health & Human Services
Summits are a great way to meet and talk to the trail blazers; the individuals who each in their own way help shine a light for the rest of the community.
Michael Decker
- ViaSat, Inc.
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
I love OnDemand. My employer doesn't always have the funds available to send me to a live course and it has tons of material to digest, so being able to go at my own pace really helped."
John Ohmer
- Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions
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
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