The class I chose to take for the trainings was Advanced Network Defense. The course is taught by Kevin Cardwell, Lead Security Instructor with Secure Ninja, and a veteran security pro. (https://secureninja.com/team/kevin-cardwell.html) Because of work requirements, I did have to arrive late in the first day so I did miss some of the first day, but I still wanted to give a day-by-day review. I've also learned that we will be engaging in a CTF, which if i'm not mistaken, our portion will be the defense team...
1st day is network defense basics, covered basic concepts risk, traditional security concepts and their effectiveness, policy. Good news is that there are some good labs throughout, and the level is appropriate for someone who is new to the field, I think introducing people to tools such as wireshark while using them for an appropriate purpose, like showing the weaknesses of clear text protocols like ftp, as well as mentioning why the traditional security model has weaknesses, but is not dead as some have stated.
A word of advice, when you show up to a training course, make sure you have a good base setup, for most courses you are going to want a pc with a virtualization platform (VMware, or alternative) and plenty of HDD space, and you figure you may want to have some OS's ready to go, but our instructor provided us some.
One thing to keep in mind here, at least for me, when it comes to administration of security fundamentals, some times you will not be in a position to write the security policy, or dictate the infrastructure. When you are working as an adviser, or an assessor, you have a position from which to make suggestions to improve security. When you are an employee in a network defense position, sometimes you can just make the suggestions which will fall on deaf ears.