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Dive into immersive cyber security training with hands-on courses taught by industry experts, make new connections during our interactive events, and learn new skills to accelerate your career. 

Did you know SANS offers you multiple ways to complete your training? 

  • Live Online: In US Eastern and US Central time zones from wherever you are.
  • In-Person: At centrally-located hotels in many cities in Maryland, Washington, DC, Florida, and more!

Whichever format you choose, you will receive high-quality cybersecurity training you can use immediately to better secure your environment and advance your career. See below for upcoming events and register now.

Upcoming Courses Near You

Experience interactive, engaging cyber security courses with up-to-the-minute content taught by real-world practitioners and learn actionable information you can implement immediately.


    SANS DFIRCON 2022 in Charlotte, NC (November 14-19), offers opportunities to practice and test your skills, network and share your ideas, and learn the latest solutions to overcome investigative challenges from the best Digital Forensics, Threat Hunting, and Incident Response (DFIR) practitioners currently working in the field.

    Upcoming Events Near You

    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.
    SANS CDI 2022 20th Anniversary

    SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2022

    Learn to combat the world’s latest cyber threats with up-to-the-minute training from real-world practitioners! Connect with other professionals in the cyber community at one of our biggest events of 2022. Join us in Washington, DC, or Live Online for SANS Cyber Defense Initiative 2022 (December 12 – 17, EST).

    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 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
      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
      The instruction at SANS is top-notch. I have been to several SANS training courses and they never disappoint. The instructors bring real life experiences and show the students how the material can be applied.
      Thomas Seck
      - Johns Hopkins APL
      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

        View a SANS Live Online Demo

        SANS Live Online training events offer interactive courses taught by real-world practitioners, real-time support from GIAC-certified TAs, hands-on labs, an archive of course lectures uploaded to your account daily during the event, and four months of access to your course lectures after the event.

        In this Live Online demonstration, you will walk through several lab environments, including labs run in a VM on your computer and remotely accessed labs. You will also see how you can interact with peers, TAs, and your instructor using Slack.

        SANS Live Training Features

        • Flexible Options: Interactive, immersion-style training available Live Online or In-Person with opportunities to network with and learn from other professionals.
        • Courses on the cutting edge: All courses are designed to align with dominant security team roles, duties, and disciplines.
        • Training from the best: SANS instructors are active security practitioners who bring their extensive knowledge and real-world experiences to the classroom.
        • GIAC Certification: Several certifications align with SANS training courses, validating student mastery for professional use in critical, specialized InfoSec domains, and job-specific roles.
        • The SANS Promise: You will be able to apply the skills and techniques you’ve learned as soon as you return to work.

          Learn More About SANS Live Training


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          Membership to the SANS.org 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.