I also told him that I would be open for doing the self-study method, either OnDemand or the Online classes with Ed in May. I am sure that got his attention because that means he does not have to pay for my flight, nor does he have to pay my salary while I train. I can do it completely off hours and on my own. Which also means I may have more opportunities for additional training.
I know it may sound stupid for me not to take advantage of my company paying for everything, but I have a family at home that I want to be available for. My wife is ok with being home for 6 days with the baby, because she understands how important this is to me and my career.. then ultimately to our finacial well being.
So, once I am done with the CEH, I plan on cracking open Counter Hack Reloaded and going for training. W00t!
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