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SANS training & GIAC Certifications - Current Status

Nearly all SANS courses are offered online via our OnDemand and Live Online training formats. Delivery options may include:

  • OnDemand: Flexible, self-paced training to fit your schedule including access to repeatable labs and quizzes, plus SME support.
  • Live Online: Live streamed, interactive sessions with instructors. Variety of schedules allow training over multiple weeks and different times of day.
  • In-Person: In-Person training has been paused indefinitely except for a few events. When In-Person training is offered, registrants will be allowed to choose to attend in-person or live online. More below.

GIAC is committed to delivering a remote proctor option that offers the same quality exam and outcomes that the community has come to expect. GIAC Certification exams are now available both in-person at various Pearson VUE locations and online via remote proctoring through ProctorU. If you have an upcoming exam you can find a list of eligible Pearson VUE locations in your GIAC portal account.

In-Person Training Update

In consideration of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and with input from our community, SANS has decided to pause In-Person training indefinitely.

When we re-launch In-Person classroom training we will do so in close partnership with our venues around the world, and with thoughtful safety guidelines in place in order to maintain the highest standards of cleanliness and hygiene imposed by local authorities, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). We will also continue to provide you with flexibility to change your training registration from In-Person to Live Online or OnDemand, or vice versa, at any time to meet the needs of your own changing travel situation.

Please review the safety information located in the right-hand tab of all event pages expected to run In-Person.

Whichever delivery format you choose, you will receive exceptional cybersecurity training from world-renowned instructors. As always, we will uphold the SANS Promise that you will be able to apply the skills you learn as soon as you return to work. Our courses pair with GIAC Certifications, validating student mastery for professional use in critical, specialized InfoSec domains, and job-specific roles.

Please note: SANS is continuously monitoring the ongoing developments of the COVID-19 pandemic, and may change the delivery format of our events as necessary to meet local safety requirements. Depending on local measures, SANS may choose to run events:

  • Live Online
  • In-Person for those students able to travel, and virtually streaming Live Online for those who are not able to travel
  • In-Person

If you need to change your registration at any time, for any reason, you can do so at no charge per the SANS Training Guarantee.