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SANS Offensive Operations Training & Certifications

Penetration Testing | Red Team | Purple Team | Exploit Development
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HUGE Update to SEC560 - Now Covering Azure Attacks

We've updated our flagship pen test course to further address both on-prem and cloud systems, including Azure AD and the modern Windows Domain, all working in an entirely new lab environment targeting real-world systems and software seen in large organizations. Click through to learn more!

Featured Offensive Operations Courses & Certifications

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    Blockchain Security Summit 2022

    Join us for the first-ever Blockchain Security Summit! Bringing together the industry’s leading experts in blockchain security to share current threats, mitigations, and techniques for safeguarding this new technology, and will teach those who attend how to defend it. Virtual - US Eastern Wed, Aug 31 - Thu, Sep 1, 2022
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    Offensive Operations Certifications

    GIAC's offensive operations certifications cover critical domains and highly specialized usages, ensuring professionals are well-versed in essential offensive abilities. GIAC certifications prove that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to work across specialized red, purple, and exploit development teams.

    Offensive Operations: Slingshot

    Slingshot Linux Distribution

    Ubuntu-based Linux distribution with the MATE Desktop Environment built for use in the SANS Offensive Operations courses and for the community. Designed to be stable, reliable and lean, Slingshot is built with Vagrant and Ansible, and includes many standard pen testing tools.

    Graduate Certificate Program in Pen Testing & Ethical Hacking

    Graduate Certificate Program in Pen Testing & Ethical Hacking

    Designed for working InfoSec and IT professionals to learn how to conduct vulnerability scanning and exploitation of various systems, provide documentation and reporting of activities performed, produce estimated risk, and provide actionable results for organizations of all sizes. The certificate includes:

    • Highly technical 13-credit-hour program
    • 4 industry-recognized GIAC certifications
    • SANS's in-depth offensive simulation capstone for real-world testing, Jupiter Rockets

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    About Offensive Operations

    SANS Offensive Operations leverages the vast experience of our esteemed faculty to produce the most thorough, cutting-edge offensive cyber security training content in the world. Our goal is to continually broaden the scope of our offensive-related course offerings to cover every possible attack vector.

    SANS Offensive Operations Curriculum offers courses spanning topics ranging from introductory penetration testing and hardware hacking, all the way to advanced exploit writing and red teaming, as well as specialized training such as purple teaming, wireless or mobile device security, and more.

    GIAC offensive operations certifications cover critical domains and highly specialized usages, ensuring professionals have the knowledge and skills necessary to work in security roles requiring hands-on experience in specific focus areas like, penetration testing, purple teaming, or exploit development. It's important for organizations and practitioners to have a training provider who covers the attack surface of the entire threat landscape, from authors and instructors who are leaders in those respective areas.