I ended up doing something else since I couldn't find any independent reviews for their classes. Plenty of marketing material on their page, but it struck me a bit odd that there wasn't anyone else taking about them elsewhere.
I took one of their other courses a while back. I thought that the instructor was knowledgeable and I found the course organized well. It wasn't the most challenging though. Sounds like Foundstone needs to give away some free classes to this community for reviews.
Foundstone - pre McAfee assimilation was considered to be at the top of the food chain and they HAD individuals who had a clue (Bryce Galbraith now @ SANS (I think)). I'm unsure what they've been up to since McAfee brought them. I do know that once upon a time, they HAD some instructors that I would have like to sit around with and at the same time, they also had complete morons (http://attrition.org/errata/sec-co/foundstone-02.html).
For those who've been around this industry for a while (4shtray, sinnerz, gH, rhino9 anyone? ... predating w00w00 even (irrelevant sort of)), many in the industry were a quick /m thisnick away and many knew who was who, who knew what, who one should learn from, etc.. (I'm going back to early to mid 90's here). Some of the guys at Foundstone had a clue... A really good one too. Don't know what they've been up to though
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