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SANS Pen Test Private Cyber Security Training

Take SANS Pen Test Training confidentially. For organisations that have more than 25 students, we can arrange for an expert SANS Instructor to deliver training in a HQ or training facility. Benefits are confidentially and efficiency.

SANS Penetration Testing Curriculum focusses on equipping professionals with the expertise and tools necessary to conduct high-value pen tests. SANS courses teach how to safely uncover exploitable vulnerabilities, assess the associated risks, and to protect businesses

For companies with more than 25 students to train, SANS Private Training brings the experience of a SANS Instructor to an internal office or HQ. Companies with fewer than 25 students should see our Training Events.

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Hands On Learning

While understandinghe craft's key theories is important, there is no getting away from it: pen testers need to roll up their sleeves, fire up the command prompt, and deploy the right tools in the right ways.

Through practical, hands-on lab based exercises, students practice

  • Modelling real-world attacker's activities
  • Identifying systems' vulnerabilities
  • Exploring vulnerabilities safely in a control environment
  • Determining and documenting potential risk and business impacts
  • Improving the security stance through prioritising and organising resources to meet potential risks

SANS' menu of Pen Test Courses focuses on specific technologies and platforms. These include wireless, mobile and network systems. Other courses teach specialist skillsets

Pen Test Private Training Benefits

Operational security is paramount for many organisations. SANS understands and appreciates the need for discretion and confidentiality.

With a SANS Instructor embedded in an organisation, SANS can ensure the maximum level of privacy and adhere to specific policies and procedures


Sending students to off-site training can be expensive in terms of cost and time. Employers have to pay employees' travel, accommodation and subsistence.

Across a whole team these expenses are multiplied. With a SANS Instructor delivering Training internally, budget-holders can avoid these expenses

Built To Be Remembered

SANS has been at the forefront of cyber security training for over a quarter of a century. In that time we've trained over 125,000 cyber security professionals and cemented our reputation as the premier provider of security training

SANS Pen Test Instructors are the discipline's leading practitioners. Outside of the classroom they hold prominent positions within prestigious organisations' security teams

Many SANS Pen Test Instructors are consultants. They work with enterprises, military organisations and government departments, helping them to ensure their infrastructure i safe.

SANS Instructors bring all of their technical, real-world knowledge into the classroom and use it to inform their teaching

SANS further enhances students' experience with high-quality courseware which can include

Textbooks - These are written to directly support the course being studied. They're written by security experts and updated regularly, so they meet today's dominant pen test security threats.

Toolsets - Students encounter many tools through a courses' lab exercises. Students leave the classroom with copies of the applications they've used.

Software samples - SANS' Pen Test courses are built on lab exercises that explore Pen Test techniques. These exercises run virtually and we equip students with copies of the VMs.

Printed resources - SANS equips students with a menu of supplementary learning resources. This includes posters, cheat sheets and hand-outs. They ar all designed to make the learning and retention processes more efficient.

Pen Test Coins - In each of our long Courses, Day 6 is a Capture the Flag event, allowing students to exercise their new skills in real-world penetration test activiti

The top winners in each class get course-specific CTF challenge Pen Test Coins as a prize

Pen Test Security Certification

GIAC Certifications is a leader in information security certification world wide. It designs, develops and provides certifications that validate a practitioners' cyber security skills.

Certain SANS courses align with GIAC Certifications

They are as follows

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Penetration Testing Curriculum
Course Certification
Level 1 SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security GISF
Level 2 SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style GSEC
SEC460: Enterprise Threat and Vulnerability Assessment
Level 3 SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits, and Incident Handling GCIH
SEC550: Active Defense, Offensive Countermeasures and Cyber Deception
Level 4 SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GWAPT
SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GPEN
SEC562: CyberCity Hands-on Kinetic Cyber Range Exercise
SEC564: Red Team Operations and Threat Emulation
SEC567: Social Engineering for Penetration Testers
SEC573: Automating Information Security with Python GPYC
SEC575: Mobile Device Security and Ethical Hacking GMOB
SEC580: Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing
Level 5 SEC617: Wireless Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking GAWN
SEC642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing, Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation Techniques
SEC660: Advanced Penetration Testing, Exploit Writing, and Ethical Hacking GXPN
Level 6 SEC760: Advanced Exploit Development for Penetration Testers

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