SANS Work Study Acceptance - SEC511 (GMON) -Melbourne, Australia

chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
I have just finished arranging travel, accommodation and payment for the Work Study program to facilitate the SEC511 cours in Melbourne, Australia next week. They gave me less than 14 days notice which is not ideal but I need it to re-certify at least one other paper and hopefully pass the exam to re-certify another. I hope that assumption is correct. I have read the GIAC Re-Certification page to assume that.

Anyone else from here going to be at one of the courses hit me up!

I will be meeting UnixGuy at the Community night on Wednesday. If anyone else in MEL wants an invite let me know. I will pass it out to the Director / Sales.

I hope to have a lots of fun with the extended day (NetWars everyday that covers the day's content) and I hope they are dishing out NetWards coins for the GMON/SEC511 at the course. I hope to win!

This is my 5th SANS In person course in 3.5 years(All of them Work Study). This will be 6th SANS course in all. I did one via Self Study. I have failed one - GCFA which I hope to rewrite at some point of time. I no longer work in core Security but am very much involved in the security components of Cloud Architecture / Cloud Migration Strategies as an AWS Solutions Architect.
Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


Comments

  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,160Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    I took this course and it was awesome! Do you know who is teaching your course? Challenge Coins are officially out for the course and my boss has reached out to them in regards to getting ours since they weren't minted at the time when we won (also set the highest score in the US ;). Good luck and enjoy!
    WIP:
    PHP
    Kotlin
    Intro to Discrete Math
    Programming Languages
    Work stuff
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Eric Conrad is teaching the course. Should be cool!
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • docricedocrice Posts: 1,706Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Eric was the instructor in the class I finished last week. He's also one of the course authors. If you want your best chance at winning the Day 6 challenge ... pay attention to what he says. Lots of subtle and not-so-subtle hints dropped throughout the week.
    Hopefully-useful stuff I've written: http://kimiushida.com/bitsandpieces/articles/
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Thank you for that tip @docrice.
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • iBrokeITiBrokeIT GXPN GPEN GWAPT GCIH GCFE GICSP GSEC eJPT Sec+ Posts: 1,260Member ■■■■■■■■■□
    Congrats! That definitely looks like a fun course and definitely one I want to attend after I went his evening "teaser" talk at Security West.

    For those not familiar with this course he posted the slides on his site and drive: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByeHgv6rpa3gc0g2aFVob19jeUE/view
  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Doing Day 1 now. Eric Conrad is a cool guy to work with in a SANS class. Long days are going to be fun doing good stuff!
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    The course was fun! Our team won the challenge. We had a perfect score and we finished the challenge in less than 4 hours.
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • chanakyajupudichanakyajupudi Posts: 712Member
    Now to start working on the certification. The given index helps. But I would to like to make sure that I have read the books cover to cover. I want to score enough to get onto the Advisory Board this time!
    Work In Progress - RHCA [ ] Certified Cloud Security Professional [ ] GMON/GWAPT if Work Study is accepted [ ]
    http://adarsh.amazonwebservices.ninja


  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,160Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    Congrats!!!
    WIP:
    PHP
    Kotlin
    Intro to Discrete Math
    Programming Languages
    Work stuff
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, eJPT, CCNA Posts: 4,047Mod Mod
    Glad you enjoy it! Sorry I couldn't make it in the evening, it's been quite a week for me!
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
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