SANS has come up with a new course on Metasploit and this one is authored by Ed Skoudis and John Strands. The other Metasploit course SECURITY 553 :: Metasploit for Penetration Testers is still available as of now. The new course is a 2 day class and will debut at SANS Network Security 2010. Looks like another gem from Ed Skoudis
When I took the 504 class with Ed and John, they stated that this class would replace the current Metasploit for Pentesters class. It was described as a total rewrite of the curriculum. Also, it was noted that it would be a 2 day course...
Noticed this course the other day too, sounds interesting. There are some other new courses coming too, such as Social Engineering Defense. There are quite a few courses from SANS which I'd love to take, but they are way too expensive for paying on your own.
My guess is that SANS will cover a lot more than Metasploit unleashed since they know that there's already a free course out there. This might be one of the reasons for SANS to re-vamp this class, along with changes in Metasploit of course! Also, with SANS you have the benefit of an instructor you can interact with during the class and labs.
But, then, people like me will always go for the free stuff