Thoughts on new SANS course SEC 501 "Advanced Security Essentials"

joaoalemaojoaoalemao Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□

Anybody could give their opinion on this new course that they will be starting to teach soon?:

i.e: what do you think of its content?

Thank you,


  • JDMurrayJDMurray MSIT InfoSec, CISSP, SSCP, GSEC, EnCE, C|EH, CySA+, PenTest+, CASP+, Security+ Surf City, USAAdmin Posts: 11,748 Admin
    SANS 501 for the GCED certification has been taught for several years now. It's a detailed examination of six topics related to enterprise security (penetration testing, packet analysis, malware, computer forensics, incident response, data loss prevention, and defensive network architecture). I hear that 501 has a lot of very useful information, and is usually taken by people who believe that SANS 401 will be too easy for them.
  • joaoalemaojoaoalemao Member Posts: 12 ■□□□□□□□□□
    I see. I misunderstood then. What is soon to come is the OnDemand version of this course, which was not yet available.

    BTW. Remove Computer Forensics from your list and you´ll have the 6 topics taught in it. I wish Computer Forensics was touched in this course. Other than that it looks appealing to me, after completing 401.

    thank you,
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