I'm actually working and have been working on getting some stuff together a-la Moodle and GoToMeeting to train people but its not based on any cert. More like a "hacking without borders" type of class using Rosetta Stone like methods of penetration testing, forensics and counterforensics all rolled in one. Zero fluff and no re-hashed information but not sure of the appeal it would have since there would be no cert to achieve in taking the course.
Been throwing the idea around for some time, actually made the Moodle site, some modules, and so forth, just been swamped with other training priorities.modules, and so forth, just been swamped with other training priorities.
That actually sounds pretty cool. Certs are just a bonus to some of those decent technical courses, honestly the main reason I am currently taking eCPPT is just for the knowledge. In my market it is not that well known of a cert. But the content is decent and a great way to get a better understanding of the material.
As for what you are trying to do, I think that would be a great way to learn. Then afterwards the students can take that knowledge back to their current jobs and making their pen tests worth that much more or for the beginners to go and maybe pursue some entry level certs. I look forward to hearing more about this when you find time in the busy schedule.
This sounds excellent Sil, I really couldn't care less about getting a certificate of any kind, all I could care about is gaining the knowledge from yourself. keep us updated