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Two new courses added to Europe's largest dedicated educational event for penetration testers and ethical hackers

Pen Test Berlin 2014 debuts "Python for Penetration Testers" and "Advanced Exploit Development"

  • United Kingdom
  • 27th February, 2014

The upcoming SANS Pen Test Berlin 2014, the largest dedicated training event for ethical hackers in Europe, has added two new courses which will debut at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Berlin from the 3rd to the 8th of June. The event will open with SANS' European Pen Test Summit, a full day of presentations, panel discussions and demonstrations from some of the brightest minds in the field. Chaired by SANS' James Lyne and Stephen Sims, attendees can expect a lively and inspiring day, with significantly discounted delegate rates available for those going on to take a SANS course at the event.

Berlin hosts the new SANS SEC573: Python for Penetration Testers, a course designed to help penetration testers customise existing open source tools or develop their own tools. As course instructor Tim Medin explains, "Organizations serious about security emphasise their need for skilled tool builders and there is a huge demand for people who can understand a problem and then rapidly develop prototype code to attack or defend against it."

SANS SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers will also debut at Berlin. Stephen Sims will lead this class that delves into vulnerabilities in modern operating systems such as Microsoft Windows 7 and 8, Server 2012, and the latest Linux distributions.

An estimated 150 students are expected to participate in the penetration testing and ethical hacking courses led by SANS' globally renowned, expert instructors. The Summit day will attract delegates and students from across the region, keen to learn from industry experts. In addition, each evening SANS will host a series of @Night talks and social functions across a wide range of subject areas.

"The event is a chance for some of Europe's most talented penetration testers to get together and enhance their skills in a fantastic learning environment," explains Gareth Dance, Training Events Director, EMEA for SANS Institute, "We are offering a diverse range of specialist pen test courses this year and look forward to launching the SANS Europe Pen Test Summit at the start of the week." Additional courses at the six day event include:

SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking with Pieter Danhieux

SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking with James Lyne

SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking with Raul Siles

The courses provide essential preparation for a number of GIAC Certification exams including GIAC Penetration Tester (GPEN), GIAC Assessing and Auditing Wireless Networks (GAWN) and GIAC Exploit Researcher and Advanced Penetration Tester (GXPN). Attendees that register and pay by April 17th can save up to [euro]250 on tuition fees with discounts offered to early registrants. For complete details regarding the SANS Pen Test Berlin training event and to register, please visit:

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