SANS Online Technical Training


The partnership between SANS and CIS draws on the shared mission to ensure that infosec practitioners have the skills needed to enhance the cybersecurity readiness and response of U.S. State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial (SLTT) government entities.

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About SANS

Online training from SANS Institute is a flexible and effective option for information security professionals of all experience levels to complete SANS training from anywhere in the world. Two of SANS’ available online training formats are OnDemand and Live Online – each offering slightly different features so that students can choose the workflow, interaction, and speed of training they prefer.

SANS Online Technical Training Overview

  • OnDemand – SANS OnDemand courses provide the flexibility to train online wherever and whenever it’s most convenient for you. With four months of access to the online course materials, including lectures, quizzes, and labs, you can master the course content on your schedule and at your own pace.

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  • Live Online – SANS Live Online features livestreamed, interactive training with SANS’ top instructors you can take from anywhere. Choose from 1-, 2-, 3-, or 6-week schedules from our full catalog of courses. Hands-on lab exercises and the ability to engage with your instructors and peers elevate the learning experience.

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Features / Services OnDemand Live Online
Taught by an unparalleled faculty of information security leaders  checkmark  checkmark
All required supporting materials, media, and exercises
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Flexible, self-paced training platform with four months of access  checkmark  x mark
Live online instructor-led training spread across 1, 2, 3, or 6 weeks  x mark  checkmark
Integrated quizzes to reinforce learning  checkmark  x mark
 GIAC-certified subject-matter-expert support via live chat and email  checkmark  x mark
 Real-time access to instructors  x mark  checkmark
 Hands-on virtual labs to help prepare you for your GIAC exam  4 months During course
 Archived live course recordings  x mark 4 months 
 No travel costs  checkmark  checkmark
 Minimal impact to your normal routine  checkmark  checkmark 
 Flexible and effective SANS training from your own computer  checkmark  checkmark
 GIAC certifications available for more than 35 courses  checkmark  checkmark 
 Extend your lab access and get SME support for four months with optional OnDemand Bundle  x mark  checkmark

What our members are saying

Book knowledge is good, but practical knowledge is far better. SANS courses are a great way to get both

Pricing and Contact Information

SANS and CIS have partnered to offer SANS OnDemand and Live Online at deeply discounted rates to SLTT entities during special purchase windows.

Summer Buy Window: June 1 – July 31, 2024

Winter Buy Window: December 1, 2024 – January 31, 2025

  • During the buy windows, long course vouchers are available for $4,100 – a more than 50% discount.
  • Vouchers can be used by any staff member in your organization for any long course in the OnDemand or Live Online catalogs at any time up to one year from the date of purchase.
  • Corresponding GIAC certifications attempts can be purchased for $819 – a 15% discount, when bundled with course vouchers.
  • To be eligible for discounted pricing, organizations must purchase a minimum of three (3) course vouchers.
  • Specific pricing information, outside-buy-window pricing, and written quotes are available by request. Please contact us with questions.

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