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SANS Work-Study experience

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ChooseLife

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Post Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:24 am

Re: SANS Work-Study experience

H1t M0nk3y, gratz on getting picked for the course you wanted.

Regarding complimentary cert - if you have friends or relatives in Orlando you can stay with them and still get the complimentary cert.

That's the only suggestion I can provide, otherwise the decision is obviously yours. $3500 is a lot of money, but it would be another $4K on top of that for a regular attendee experience.
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Post Thu Feb 14, 2013 7:10 am

Re: SANS Work-Study experience

You are right ChooseLife and that's why I applied in the first place.

But courses from Offensive Security like "Penetration Testing with Backtrack" ($750),  "Cracking the Perimeter" ($1200) and Wireless Attacks ($450) combined equals $2400. About cost vs value, this is unbeatable to my humble opinion.

elearnsecurity and the hackingdojo also offer high quality courses for less than $1000.

And when I factor the fact I can study for all these courses at home (no travel expenses) and that I don't have to take time away from work, the choice becomes easy.

So yes, in the SANS world, this is a pretty good deal, but compared to their competitors, I am not so sure about it.

I just decline this offer. Maybe next time when they will come closer to my place...
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:16 am

Re: SANS Work-Study experience

Do you know that you can also volunteer for a SANS' online course?
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Post Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:26 am

Re: SANS Work-Study experience

ChooseLife wrote:Do you know that you can also volunteer for a SANS' online course?


And you get the same discount?  What exactly are your obligations?
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Post Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:45 am

Re: SANS Work-Study experience

Eleven wrote:
ChooseLife wrote:Do you know that you can also volunteer for a SANS' online course?


And you get the same discount?  What exactly are your obligations?


I'd be interested in learning about this as well.
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Post Sat Feb 16, 2013 3:12 am

Re: SANS Work-Study experience

To the best of my knowledge - I haven't done it yet but am considering:

- it is the same discount and benefits as in the main work-study program

- duties include providing support to students, uploading class materials into the webinar system, resolving technical issues should they arise, recording the sessions, etc

hope this helps someone :)
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