SANS Offensive Operations

Penetration Testing | Red Team | Purple Team | Exploit Development

Featured Offensive Operations Courses & Certifications


    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.


    SANS Stay Sharp: Pen Test March 2021

    Bite-sized training to build real-world skills quickly. Sharpen your offensive cyber security skills with short courses taught by experienced practitioners who are among the best cybersecurity instructors in the world. Save $300 off select courses with early registration!

    The Most Offensive Faculty on The Planet

    "The SANS family of Instructors bring an incredible amount of worldwide, real-time practical experience into the classroom and have both a passion and a gift for helping students master complex subject matter. They are true leaders in the information security space." – Stephen Sims, Curriculum Lead
    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.

    More Free Offensive Operations Resources

    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.