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Re: Sans GCFW - What about the "OnDemand" training version ?
From: "Andrea Gatta" <andrea.gatta () gmail com>
Date: Fri, 28 Dec 2007 10:55:26 +0000

Hi Guys,
that was really helpful. Much apprectiated. Having said that I will
definitely think of taking the GCFW as an on demand class.

After quite a lot of scouting SANS training and certifications are
still at the top of my list. I'm preparing the CISSP as well for which
I took the class but to be honest I've found that this certification
today is pretty much a piece of paper and the training does not worth
a penny of the money spent on it.

Looking around it seems that CISSP - which is not a technical cert but
then it's requested as part of a security engineer portfolio - can
sustain an ITSEC carrer more than a deep and valid
training/certification such as all the good one from SANS.

Maybe it's a matter of attitude but my vote still goes for the knowledge.

Thanks for all your info.


On Dec 27, 2007 6:35 PM, Craig Wright <Craig.Wright () bdo com au> wrote:
And they send disks with VMWare images on them. You can follow through with the material on the screen and do all 
that you would have to do at the conference. The benifit of the conference is that you can ask questions as you go.

The benifit at home is that you can take your time. They also have "virtual mentors" so if you do have issues, you 
can get a response, but it is likely to take a little more time then if the person is in the same room.

Dr Craig Wright (GSE-Compliance)

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From: listbounce () securityfocus com [listbounce () securityfocus com] On Behalf Of Barbara L. Filkins [filkins () 
impulse net]
Sent: Thursday, 27 December 2007 10:44 PM
To: jam () zoidtechnologies com; Andrea Gatta
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: RE: Sans GCFW - What about the "OnDemand" training version ?

 they have a virtual lab

-----Original Message-----
From: listbounce () securityfocus com [mailto:listbounce () securityfocus com]
On Behalf Of jam () zoidtechnologies com
Sent: Monday, December 24, 2007 10:46 AM
To: Andrea Gatta
Cc: security-basics () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Sans GCFW - What about the "OnDemand" training version ?

On Mon, Dec 24, 2007 at 11:30:24AM +0100, Andrea Gatta wrote:
Hi Guys,
I had a look to the GCFW training schedule for the next year and I've
realized that - as from the information available on the sans site -
there won't be any session in Europe

I might be wrong about this but then something caught my eye: the
OnDemand version of this course.

Now my question is: has anyone had any experience on this ? I'm really

curious if that might be a workable solution.

Thanks in advance

that might work, except for the lab projects which typically require
being "on site".

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