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Re: Current Index of SANS GSEC Materials?
From: Brad Andrews <andrews () rbacomm com>
Date: Fri, 31 Aug 2007 12:22:05 -0500
I would have to disagree with this sentiment that came from several
people. I fail to see how producing and then formatting a set of
pairs of terms and page(book) numbers enhances learning. A good book
already has an index, they don't say "make your own to really know
Having built an index won't help me understand the concepts in the
slightest, it will just waste time finding those term-page pairs in
the texts. Even with such an index I would fail the test if I did not
understand how to apply the material. Just knowing the page it is on
will not help with answering the question.
Would I need to self-index any other texts I have around to help with
the test? Should I have to prepare my own index to my TCP/IP book
to prove that I really know TCP/IP? That would not be bright.
Of course people are free to disagree with me, but if you do so please
compile a more compelling argument that shows how learning the
term-page number pairs really helps understand the material. Also not
how taking the time to format that in an effective manner helps in the
In fact, having an electronic copy of the materials would make this
whole exercise moot. I would still have to know what to look for, but
I would be focused on the material, not the search.
Quoting Isaac Perez <suscripcions () tsolucio com>:
I recommend you to do it yourself,
I think you are trying to learn while getting GSEC, and getting the work
done by others is not a good way to learn.