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Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition - Live Online

Virtual, US Central | Mon, Apr 19 - Sat, Apr 24, 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
  • Game Night In – Wednesday, April 21st
  • 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 Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 2021 (April 19-24, CDT) is 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.

This event isn't just for penetration testers or red team members; it is for any information security professional who wants to understand the mindset, tools, and techniques used by those who intrude where they don't belong. If you like to break things, put them back together, find out how they work, and mimic the actions of real-world bad guys—all the while providing real business value to your organization—this event is for you! View the line-up of cutting-edge offensive operations courses, and register now to learn from leading industry experts.


Coin-A-Palooza at SANS Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 2021

Students enrolled in courses at SANS Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 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 Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 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, April 22nd & 23rd, 6:30-9:30 PM CDT.

SANS Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 2021 Attendees: Take a Break and join us for Game Night In!

Wednesday, April 21st – 6:30pm to 8:00pm CT

SANS is excited to announce a new @Night Program event exclusive for the attendees of SANS Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 2021.

Please join us on Wednesday after class for a virtual night of challenge and intrigue. You will compete, in teams, in a series of original competitive challenges and mini-games. Some games may be scavenger-hunt inspired while some may be trivia inspired. Some games may be guessing-games, while others may be skill-based. There is something for everyone!

Registration information will be provided during the event through the SANS Training Slack Workspace

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.

View a SANS Live Online Demo:

SANS Pen Test Austin: Virtual Edition 2021 Offers:

  • Practical cyber security training taught by real-world practitioners
  • Hands-on labs in a virtual environment
  • Courses include electronic and printed books
  • Several courses align 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

"SANS Live Online delivers a great instructor/moderator team paired with technology that allows us to participate in this high-speed training remotely. It fosters interaction and participation, and is easy to follow and work along with the instructor." – Trevor MacTaggart, Fortive

"With content and teaching pitched perfectly and organized coherently, SEC504 produces real hands-on learning. It also approaches the content with the higher level perspective needed to understand how hacker tools, exploits, techniques, and incident handling fit into the larger security discussion." - Matthew Duncan, E-ISAC

“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

Available Courses
Title Certification Instructor
Waitlist SEC554: Blockchain and Smart Contract Security
Steven Walbroehl
New SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC Mark Baggett
New SEC588: Cloud Penetration Testing GCPN Moses Frost
Aaron Cure
New SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques
Adrien de Beaupre
New SEC699: Purple Team Tactics - Adversary Emulation for Breach Prevention & Detection
Erik Van Buggenhout
Jean-Francois Maes
SEC460: Enterprise and Cloud | Threat and Vulnerability Assessment GEVA Matthew Toussain
SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH Mick Douglas
SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT Hassan El Hadary
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN Tim Medin
SEC564: Red Team Exercises and Adversary Emulation
Jorge Orchilles
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB Jeroen Beckers
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Jeff McJunkin
SEC599: Defeating Advanced Adversaries - Purple Team Tactics & Kill Chain Defenses GDAT Bryce Galbraith
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN Barrett Darnell
SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers
Stephen Sims
Jaime Geiger
MGT516: Managing Security Vulnerabilities: Enterprise and Cloud
Jonathan Risto
Core NetWars Tournament - Add-on
FREE when taking a course, registration required
Matthew Toussain