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[Article]-Review: SANS vLive 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

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[Article]-Review: SANS vLive 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

Another course review for your reading pleasure... Thanks Brandon.

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By Brandon Harms, CISSP, CCNP, FCNSP, et al

SANS vLive! Online Security Training and Courses, promoted as the solution to employers’ lack of travel budget, offers a great alternative to a security conference. The training material and instructors are the same as you’d expect from a SANS conference, par excellence. The material is presented using the typical power point slides with live streaming of the instructor’s head, Max Headroom style, and of course an audiocast.  The instructor will answer any questions posted via a chat window as they are asked.

I recently attended SANS 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing via SANS vLive!. The course was taught by one of course authors, John Strand. Typically a two-day course, the vLive! training was broken down into four 3-hour sessions with each session delivered bi-weekly for two weeks, i.e. three hours Monday, three hours Tuesday and the same the following week. Not being a fan of webinars, I was surprised by how well this medium worked. The combination of excellent material and engaging instruction by Mr. Strand provided an outstanding learning experience. The time between sessions gave students a chance to read the course material and do the exercises when they had the time. The instructor was available via email and phone to answer any questions about the material and labs, though I found that the material was written well enough, that I had no trouble completing the labs without additional help.




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Post Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:13 pm

Re: [Article]-Review: SANS vLive 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

Sounds like a nice course, thanks for the review.
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Re: [Article]-Review: SANS vLive 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

My problem is that I am in a different time zone, where staying online for the class would require probably being awake around 3 in the morning... Does SANS have any options for watching recorded sessions, but still include the option to ask questions to an instructor, perhaps by email?
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SephStorm wrote:... Does SANS have any options for watching recorded sessions, but still include the option to ask questions to an instructor, perhaps by email?

The vLive! courses are recorded and can be streamed right after class. Email would work, I'm sure the instructor would take a call or chat before or after a class. Strand came off as very accessible and accommodating.
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Both vLive and onDemand provide virtual mentors.
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Re: [Article]-Review: SANS vLive 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

I wonder how this course compares with the very good training videos found at http://www.securitytube.net. I guess the SANS course gives a lot more than Metasploit tricks (like mentiond in the review), but Vivek did a great job on his Metasploit Megaprimer videos! And since they are free...
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Re: [Article]-Review: SANS vLive 580 Metasploit Kung Fu for Enterprise Pen Testing

I'm using the videos to prep me for 580 in Orlando April 2011. Why not both? :)
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Yes tturner, why not?

Please write a little comparaison once you are done with the course in April!
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Idd tturner, I'm curious as well, please keep us informed :)

Thanks for the review Brandon!
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