I was looking through Computing today and noticed an advert for a course and cert path i was not aware of.
7safe appear to be running a cert path with practical courses that can be put towards a post grad cert as well as part of a masters. I have been thinking of pursuing an IT related post grad but found that they were very academic with not much practical/useful courses whereas this would be more security based at least for most of the course.
The course seems ok and the price is not too bad, compared to some. Although a lot of these courses are starting to look similar once you read into it.
Looking further into it the next level includes an exam that is a practical assessment of skills, something i had not seem before.
I am really wondering if people have any comments or experieince of this as it seems good but must say i am worried there is a catch. The main oddity as far as i can see is that you must do the course to take the exam (from what i can read into it) so wonder how global accepted it is as it would be run by a single company.
Details of the cert can be found here : http://www.7safe.com/CSTA-Certified_Security_Testing_Associate.html