I know you've seen mention of eLearnSecurity in a few places on EH-Net, so I thought I'd share a little more info. Armando Romeo is putting the finishing touches on their new online hacking courses. They plan to offer both the Student Course and the Professional Course both for only $485.
That price point will put it in direct competition with the offerings of Offensive Security. They have a sample module available right now that will give you an idea of their training process. Take a look and offer some honest feedback. I'm a firm believer of competition, so the more low cost, high quality options available to the ethical hacking community the better.
While you're on their site, you might as well sign up for a 5% discount available for EH-Net Members. Take advantage of this pre-release offer now, as I'm not sure how long it will remain.
Just in case, here's a little more info. They describe their efforts as:
eLearnSecurity is a joint venture of 3 well known researchers who are going to hit the market of advanced IT Security training for the first time with a Penetration Testing Course for Professionals.
The course covers 3 main domains: Web Application Security – Network Security – System Security.
An interactive e-learning system will provide you with 1600 slides, self assessment tests and 4 hours of video training. Dozens of real world examples and a hacking lab will let you practice your acquired skills.
Other than the most advanced attacking techniques, Methodology and Reporting matters will be covered in depth.
The eCPPT Silver Certification exam will finally assess your pentesting and reporting skills.
Other instructors involved in this project are:
Brett D. Arion - U.S.A
Brett has 16+ years of experience in the IT industry, with over half that experience dealing with IT Security. Brett has worked to create IT Operational Security processes, procedures, and methodologies. Brett also has extensive experience with a number of Regulatory Requirements such as Payment Card Industry (PCI), Federal Information Systems Management Act (FISMA), and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP). Brett continually works to keep abreast of the security industry and fully believes that an educated user community is the only way that Internet Security will ultimately prevail. Brett also participates in security related organizations such as ISACA and Infragard, and currently serves on the Board for the local FBI Citizens Academy Alumni Association.
Brett is Author of "Penetration Testing Course - Network Security" and co-founder of eLearnSecurity
Nitin Kumar | Vipin Kumar - India
Nitin and Vipin are two of the brightest talents in IT Security research.
As independent researchers they are constantly involved in the System Security field.
They are the authors of the "Windows Vista Bootkit - Attacking Vista from Boot sectors"
( Black Hat 2007) and Windows 7 Bootkit (Hack in the Box 2009).
Nitin and Vipin are Authors of "Penetration Testing Course - System Security " and co-founders of eLearnSecurity
I look forward to your thoughts,