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May 6 2009   12:41AM GMT

Free Mini-courses from SANS

Ken Harthun Ken Harthun Profile: Ken Harthun

Without a doubt, SANS offers some of the best and most trusted computer security training and certifications. Today, I was thrilled to find that they’re currently offering four free mini-courses. I already completed the Windows Intrusion Discovery course and started on Cyber Forensics and let me tell you, there’s nothing “mini” about the content.

….(there are four – pen testing, forensics, vulnerability testing and Windows intrusion detection). They are very short…but you actually learn a lot in a short time. What is most interesting about them is how close the online teaching is to live classes. When the instructors are good enough,
on-demand courses are just wonderful- perhaps better than traveling to attend a live class because you can replay and review sections (Tivo-like) whenever you want. And you get real time feedback on mastery with quizzes at the end of each section. They are at

If you don’t have a SANS portal login, you’ll need to create a free account to gain access to the courses and other material on the site.

Each course presents a five-question assessment test (you can take it more than once) and you get a certificate of completion.

By the way, if you register for any full length SANS OnDemand course before June 15th, 2009, you’ll save 25% off the cost of tuition—a significant discount.

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