Sorry to butt in, but since I am currently enrolled in elearnsecurity's PTP course, I thought I would throw my 2 cents in.
Upon first glance at the eLS PTP course, I was extremely excited. I was glad to see they covers network security and system security as well and not just web app security.
Now, with me being more than halfway through the web app security portion, I must say, the English is erroneous and confusing (I am sympathetic as I know English is not the instructor's first language. However, it was unacceptable that I had to go to various external resources to fill in the missing gaps). Second, there is no chatroom where students can converse with other students. Apparently it is on its way, but it's been some time now and we have not received an update. A chatroom cannot be that hard to implement (there is already a forum). Thirdly, and this bugs the hell out of me, there is no direct line of communication between instructor (or other instructors) and student. At present, I can email a support-line email, which does not guarantee a reply, or I can contact the instructor via the forum, again, without guarantee of a reply. I finally received a reply to one of my questions and that was after waiting several days. At present, the eLS course feels more like a very expensive slideshow. I'm almost afraid to submit my pen-test report, because I feel like I am missing something
Some of you will think my review is unduly harsh, but I honestly believe that it is precisely this criticism that will inspire improvements. The trouble is that would-be instructors cannot just throw brain dumps up on a site and charge for access, there needs to be interactivity, you need to be there for your customer/student to answer any question that may arise (because what is the difference between this and a book or video learning). We pay our fees and expect that there will be an instructor there to help us when we get stuck.
Now, with all that said, the course is slated to be updated sometime soon. Again, nobody has set a date, so can't say when that is, only "soon". So perhaps the update will address all my concerns. Guess I'll have to wait and see.
Thanks for listening to my review.