Gain technical knowledge and essential concepts for SOC analysts and cyber defense team members during SANS SOC Training 2021.

Offensive Operations West 2021 - Live Online

Virtual, US Pacific | Mon, Aug 9 - Sat, Aug 14, 2021

Hands-On Offensive Training

Hands-On Offensive Training

Practical Courses • Expert Instruction • Cyber Range Challenges

  • Interactive, live-stream courses → VIEW COURSES
  • Real-time support from GIAC-certified TAs
  • Dedicated chat channels for networking
  • Core NetWars Tournament – Free with course purchase
  • Coin-A-Palooza! Earn up to FIVE Offensive Ops challenge coins

Cutting-Edge Offensive Cyber Security Training

SANS is committed to delivering high-quality cyber security training so you can keep your skills sharp and stay ahead of cyber threats. Join us for interactive training during SANS Offensive Operations West 2021 – Live Online (August 9-14, PDT), and receive relevant, applicable training from wherever you are. Choose your course and register now for practical training taught by top industry practitioners.


Coin-A-Palooza at SANS Offensive Operations West 2021

Students enrolled in courses at SANS Offensive Operations West 2021 can join us for the chance to earn up to FIVE Offensive Operations challenge coins while participating in NetWars. You read that right, if you've ever previously taken a SANS Offensive Operations course, this is your chance to earn challenge coins you may have missed out on!

As a paid course registrant for SANS Offensive Operations West 2021, you will receive an email invitation the week of the event detailing how to confirm your spot and join online. You will need to follow the steps in the email to join the tournament. Then get ready to practice real-world skills through cutting-edge challenges and integrated storylines during Core NetWars Tournament, August 12th & 13th, 6:30-9:30 PM PDT.

SANS Stay Sharp Courses

SANS Stay Sharp courses are 1-3 day courses designed to equip you with in-depth technical knowledge and specific job skills for critical cybersecurity focus areas. These bite-sized SANS training courses allow you to experience high impact training with less time away from work and home responsibilities. This event offers:

Please view the Schedule page for specific dates, as courses may begin and end on different days during this event.

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SANS Offensive Operations West 2021 Features:

  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courseware in electronic and printed books
  • Several courses aligning with GIAC certifications
  • Archive of course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event
  • Four months of access to your course lectures so you can revisit the recordings

What attendees say about their SANS training experience:

"The best defense is a good offense. This course helped me think like an attacker, and the skills I gained will be invaluable as a developer and defender." - Brandon Evans, Asurion

"SEC560 is an exceptional course for anyone looking to enhance their offensive skills. There are lots of very technical, hands-on labs that stretch your knowledge and reinforce classroom learning." - Michael Hoffman, Shell

“The course material is backed up with very well-crafted labs that give you an opportunity to actually use and interact with the tools and techniques covered in the course. Having the labs delivered as VMs that we can run locally and continue to use after the class is a great benefit for continued practice.” - Michael Rizzo, Palo Alto Networks

Interactive Cyber Security Training