Experience at Community SANS

Rumblr33Rumblr33 Posts: 99Member ■■□□□□□□□□
I wanted to know the experience that people have had while attending a Community SANS event? I have the opportunity to attend Community SANS Albany SEC504 for the GCIH course. The instructor is Evan Dygert. Has anyone had him instruct their course before? I am excited to finally get to jump into the SANS water and experience their training and certification paths. Any knowledge would be greatly appreciated.

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  • docricedocrice Posts: 1,706Member ■■■■■■■■■■
    We virtually never hear about the Community events. If you attend, please be sure to provide a review. I'm curious about these myself.
    Hopefully-useful stuff I've written: http://kimiushida.com/bitsandpieces/articles/
  • EngRobEngRob Posts: 247Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I met Evan in a previous SANS class when he was teachers assistant for GCIH. A very smart guy and i'm sure it would be a great community class with him teaching.
  • wiseguywiseguy CISSP, GSEC, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, MCSE Securi Posts: 61Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Rumblr33 wrote: »
    I wanted to know the experience that people have had while attending a Community SANS event? I have the opportunity to attend Community SANS Albany SEC504 for the GCIH course. The instructor is Evan Dygert. Has anyone had him instruct their course before?


    Rumblr33 - I am scheduled to attend a Community SANS event this May for the GCIH with Evan Dygert as the instructor. I was wondering how was your class experience with Evan? Thanks!
  • Rumblr33Rumblr33 Posts: 99Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    This course was excellent. Evan is very knowledgeable and the class is very much interactive. I enjoyed taking the Community course because the class size is small. I had like 10 students in my class. Makes the class feel more personal and you get to interact with every student. I would recommend it to anyone wanting a more personal feel to a SANS course.
  • LWB250LWB250 Posts: 59Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Evan was the TA in the class I facilitated for at SANS Orlando. Super nice guy and very sharp. I really enjoyed working with him and hope to do so again in the future.
  • wiseguywiseguy CISSP, GSEC, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, MCSE Securi Posts: 61Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    This is very encouraging feedback on Evan as an instructor and how SANS Community courses operate. Last year was my first experience at a SANS event which was SANS Orlando and loved it. I'm really looking forward to this upcoming SEC504 class!
  • bigdogzbigdogz Posts: 522Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    Community SANS events are a little smaller than DC or Orlando.
    There may be 1 - 6 or so courses being taught after 2 or 3 days of seminar. The talks are one after another. There is typically a break before and after lunch.
  • sb97sb97 Posts: 109Member
    Late reply. I did my GICSP at a community class. There was nothing wrong with the format of the class although I will point out it was a big group. We were able to do Keynote speeches etc as though this was a regular SANS conference.
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy SABSA, GCFA, GPEN, CISM, RHCE, Security+, Server+, CCNA Posts: 3,958Mod Mod
    yeah they're good. Just two presentations usually (by experienced instructors) and some drinks. Good value, why not?
    Goal: MBA, March 2021
  • wiseguywiseguy CISSP, GSEC, CompTIA Secure Infrastructure Specialist, CompTIA IT Operations Specialist, MCSE Securi Posts: 61Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I attended a Community SEC504 (GCIH) SANS training last week and I really liked the individual attention.
  • InCryptableInCryptable Posts: 36Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    wiseguy wrote: »
    I attended a Community SEC504 (GCIH) SANS training last week and I really liked the individual attention.

    I too, will be soon taking a Community event - I've actually never been to a SANS conference - I've just had small group SANS training where my employer paid SANS to come in and instruct.
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