Explore this interactive training roadmap to find the right courses for your immediate cyber security skill development and for your long-term career goals. More than 80 courses deliver critical skills in the cyber defense operations, digital forensics, cloud security, penetration testing, and management practice areas of cyber security.
1. BASELINE SKILLSiCourses that impart the baseline skills required of any information security professional, whether active practitioners (Core Techniques) or managers (Security Management).
2. FOCUS JOB ROLESiCourses that prepare professionals for more focused job functions like Monitoring & Detection, Vulnerability Analysis & Pen Testing, or Forensics & Incident Response.
3. CRUCIAL SKILLS, SPECIALIZED ROLESiCourses for critical, advanced skills or specialized roles in information security, including training for developers and ICS/SCADA environments.
Prevent, Defend, Maintain
Monitoring & Detection
Intrusion Detection, Monitoring Over Time
Cyber Defense Operations
Harden Specific Defenses
Vulnerability Analysis, Penetration Testing
Specialized Offensive Operations
Focused Areas & Techniques
Incident Response & Threat Hunting
Host & Network Forensics
Threat Intel & Forensics
Specialized Investigative Skills
Design, Develop, Procure & Deploy
Industrial Control Systems
Managing Technical Security Operations
Advanced Leadership, Audit, Legal
Get Started in Cyber with SANS Foundational Training
With the right foundation, cybersecurity careers can take off quickly and lead to world-changing outcomes. Explore SANS' foundational courses to gain the skills and hands-on experience that will give you a running start.
The best single course available to learn the core knowledge and develop practical skills.Learn More
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security
This entry-level course covers a broad spectrum of security topics and how they relate to real-world situations. A balanced mix of technical and managerial lessons and labs help everyone to take away the most important information security and risk management basics.Learn More
Find Your Course by Job Role
Find the courses and certifications that align with your current or desired role using our job role roadmap and framework mapping.
Focus Area Job Roles
Effective cybersecurity operations rely on layers of offensive testing, defensive architecture and monitoring, forensics and incident response, cloud security, and leadership. Explore common cyber career paths and the training that aligns with the most popular job roles aligned with each.
The NICE Framework is a fundamental reference for describing and sharing information about cybersecurity work. The Framework is designed to help you identify the right training and certifications for your current or desired cybersecurity role.
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SANS Community membership grants you access to thousands of free content-rich resources, summits, and community CTF events to enhance your skills and level up. These resources are produced by SANS instructors and are updated continuously to include immediately useful knowledge and capabilities to support your cybersecurity goals.