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Chicago 2012

Chicago, IL | Sat, Oct 27, 2012 - Mon, Nov 5, 2012

SANS returns to the Palmer House in downtown Chicago - our campus for SANS Chicago 2012 on October 27-November 5. We are bringing seven of our top-rated courses, including our new and cutting-edge courses, Security 579: Virtualization and Private Cloud Security, Security 642: Advanced Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking, and Forensics 508: Advanced Computer Forensic Analysis and Incident Response. These are just three of your choices, and our list below is sure to include a course for your training needs. Taught by SANS top instructors, this event offers an opportunity to learn, network, and practice career-boosting hands-on skills in a more intimate setting.

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For the second year our campus is the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. Last year's attendees enjoyed this wonderful 140-year-old hotel that has undergone renovations to enhance the spectacular decor. A special discounted rate of $219 S/D will be honored based on space availability. Government per diem rooms are available with proper ID; you will need to call reservations and ask for the SANS government rate. These rates include high speed Internet in your room and are only available through October 5, 2012.

Travelers to this city find that downtown Chicago is friendly, clean, and safe; and people that you meet want you to share their love of their city! A downtown hotel provides easy access to Lake Michigan in all its grandeur where you can stroll Millennium and Grant Parks to see incredible sculpture and gardens. You are close to the Art Institute of Chicago and Macy's on State Street; and you are just blocks from the Magnificent Mile, Water Tower Place, The Shops of Northbridge, and The 900 Shops. Of course there is much, much more with the following attractions also being close to the hotel: Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium and Field Museum, and all the great dining, theater, symphony, and opera that comes with a major US city.

When you attend SANS Chicago 2012, you will see the SANS promise in action - what you learn in the classroom, you will be able to use immediately upon returning to the office. Here's what some of our alumni have to say about their experience:

Sec401 is the perfect way to dive right into the very basic yet crucial parts of security. A must for anyone running a network or series of networks. - Ralph Maravola, NES Associates

The Cloud security class (SEC524) provided the right amount of information and real-world framework for assessing security and risks in the Cloud. - Mike Britton, Alliance Data

This course ( SEC579) allows you to see the inner workings of a virtualized environment beyond what you will when studying for the VCP. - Ray Ellington, American Board of Family Medicine

It's hard to really say something that will properly convey the amount of mental growth I've experienced this week (FOR508). - Travis Farral, XTO Energy

So let your colleagues and friends know about SANS Chicago 2012. Take a first-hand look at why SANS is the most trusted source in computer security research, training, and certification - register today! We look forward to seeing you all in Chicago.

Kind Regards,

Stephen Northcutt
President
The SANS Technology Institute, a postgraduate computer security college