Gain Top-Notch InfoSec Skills at SANS Las Vegas 2018. Save $400 thru 12/6.

Pen Test Certifications With GIAC

Prepare for a GIAC Penetration Test Certification by taking a SANS Course. Training can be accessed flexibly, is led by world-class Instructors, and is supported by high-quality courseware.

Nearly 70,000 security professionals have chosen the GIAC Certifications to validate their cyber security skills.

Founded in 1999, GIAC has become one of the global leaders in cyber security and Penetrating Testing Certification.

The GIAC exams available to study within this curriculum include:

Benefits of GIAC Pen Test Cyber Security Certifications

GIAC Pen Test Certifications are recognised globally. Those who hold a Pen Test GIAC have earned the right to be viewed as highly competent.

GIAC focusses on testing and validating practical skills and knowledge. Other bodies prize theory ahead of demonstrable skills.

Benefits For Professionals

Achieving a GIAC Pen Test Certification can provide:

  • Promotion and pay benefits
  • An enhanced understanding of pen testing
  • Clear communication of personal values and aspirations to peers and employers

Benefits For Employers

GIAC Certification benefits:

  • By standardising training around GIAC, employers ensure a whole security team follows the same process.
  • GIAC Certification ensures security team members' skills are completely aligned with industry's current best practice.
  • Having a GIAC Certified Pen Test team ensures peace of mind for managers.

Why Study With SANS?

SANS is the world's largest provider of cyber security training.

SANS Pen Test Instructors are widely regarded the world's leading technical practitioners. They are seasoned professionals who have earned their stripes through their work with high-profile companies, military bodies and government agencies.

SANS students receive instruction and tuition that is second-to-none. Read what previous students say on our Testimonials page.

SANS' Pen Test Courses are practical in nature and built around carefully designed lab exercises. By taking a course at a Training Event students have the opportunity to compete for a Pen Test Coin. Other training options include Online Training, which is highly flexible, as well as Private Training (for companies with more than 25 students).

SANS takes great pride in equipping students with quality learning materials such as expertly written textbooks, cheat sheets and hand outs.

See a sample of materials on our Resources page where we provide the pen test community with a range of free resources - separate to our training resources package.

How Do I Get Certified?

There is no predefined route to achieving a GIAC certification. All students need to do is register for an examination, prepare for the assessment and achieve the required grade.

The examinations themselves are held in a proctored environment. This is a certified testing centre that's local to students. There is generally a test centre within sixty miles of most candidates' locations.

GIAC examinations are open book. Students can bring their SANS textbooks, notes and printed documents into the assessment centre.


Training Events Offering Penetration Testing Courses
Event Dates Register
SANS London November 2017 Nov 27 - Dec 02, 2017  
SANS Khobar 2017 Dec 02 - Dec 07, 2017  
European Security Awareness Summit & Training 2017 Dec 04 - Dec 07, 2017  
SANS Munich December 2017 Dec 04 - Dec 09, 2017  
SANS Frankfurt 2017 Dec 11 - Dec 16, 2017  
SANS Amsterdam January 2018 Jan 15 - Jan 20, 2018  
SANS Dubai 2018 Jan 27 - Feb 01, 2018  
SANS London February 2018 Feb 05 - Feb 10, 2018  
SANS Brussels February 2018 Feb 19 - Feb 24, 2018  
SANS London March 2018 Mar 05 - Mar 10, 2018  
SANS Paris March 2018 Mar 12 - Mar 17, 2018  
SANS Munich March 2018 Mar 19 - Mar 24, 2018  
SANS Zurich 2018 Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2018  
SANS London April 2018 Apr 16 - Apr 21, 2018  
SANS Amsterdam May 2018 May 28 - Jun 02, 2018  
SANS Paris June 2018 Jun 25 - Jun 30, 2018  
Online Training: SANS OnDemand
Event Dates Register
OnDemand - Various Courses Anytime  
Private Training
Event Dates Register
Private Training Course of Your Choice Your Choice