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Re: Semi OT: SANS in Springfield, IL
On Fri, 7 Apr 2006, George Williams wrote:
> I just moved into an InfoSec position and I, and more importantly my
> supervisor, think this is a good opportunity.
In case it wasn't obvious, I agree :)
> Can you provide any insight or suggestions on how these courses should be
Like any other college course, except they cram the in-class stuff
into 6 days. If you are going for the certification, expect to spend at
least 3 months preparing for the Silver exams, and then an additional 3-6
months on the Gold practical.
> Have you considered working towards a SANS Master's?
I have. I need to wait until my fiancee graduates from school
though. InfoSec positions are starting to require/appreciate Business
degrees/focus because graduates (in theory) have a better sense of
balancing risk with reward (profit), so I've also considered an MBA with a
focus in Information Systems or Information Security (if such a thing
exists). However, SANS would no-doubt be more practical.
Hope you enjoy the class. Let us know how it goes.
Richard H. Fifarek
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