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Partnership: Education

The partnership between SANS and the Research and Education Networking Information Sharing and Analysis (REN-ISAC) draws on the shared mission to ensure that InfoSec practitioners in critical organizations have the skills needed to protect national security and enhance cyber security readiness and response. This program offers both security awareness and online technical training courses to qualifying educational institutions at a substantial cost savings.

Through the SANS partnership, and the Aggregate Buy program, you can get the training you need, at an affordable cost, and improve your organization's security posture. Special discounts are available during our next aggregate purchase window, December 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016, on the products below:

SANS Online Training and Certification

Online Training from SANS Institute is a flexible and effective option for information security professionals of all experience levels to complete SANS' top training from any location. Training credits may be purchased through the SANS partnership for our two most popular online training formats: OnDemand (self-paced E-learning) and vLive (live, virtual classroom). Each offers slightly different features so that students can choose the workflow, interaction and speed of training that they prefer.

OnDemand is a custom E-learning training system that provides four months of access to a SANS course via online courseware. Choose from our library of over 30 OnDemand courses that include; video based training, hands-on labs, quizzes for topic reinforcement, and MP3s of lectures by SANS' top instructors. OnDemand courses also include support by SANS Subject-Matter Experts and powerful search features. See www.sans.org/ondemand/courses for a complete list of available courses.

vLive is a live, online training option that provides interactive, virtual classroom sessions. Classes typically meet two evenings per week for five or six weeks. This training format also provides six-months of access to an archived version of your course. SANS standard courseware and hands-on lab exercises are included to reinforce the skills learned. A list of currently scheduled vLive courses may be found at www.sans.org/vlive/sessions

Qualified organizations* can save up to 55% on Online training when they purchase training credits through the SANS / REN-ISAC partnership Aggregate Buy (cooperative purchase) program. The next purchase window will be open from December 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016.


Securing The Human

SANS also recognizes that non-technical individuals need training on awareness and compliance if information security is to be achieved across an entire organization. Securing The Human goes beyond compliance and focuses on changing human behavior to offer a complete security awareness solution. Though the SANS partnership, qualified organizations* can save on several key Securing The Human products:

  • STH.EndUser - Comprehensive Security Awareness based on the Critical Security Controls
  • STH.Healthcare - Computer based Security Awareness training tailored for healthcare organizations.
  • STH.Developer - Covers OWASP Top 10 Web Vulnerabilities, SDLC, Classic Issues and other Fundamental topics.

All Securing The Human training is SCORM and 508 compliant and can be supplemented with the purchase of additional Support Materials to reinforce information learned. For more detailed information, including pricing, or to request a demo account please visit http://www.securingthehuman.org/pricing/education.


NetWars: Continuous

SANS NetWars is a suite of hands-on, interactive learning scenarios that enable information security professionals to develop and master the real-world, in-depth skills they need to excel in their field. In SANS award-winning courses, attendees consistently rate our hands-on exercises as the most valuable part of the course. With NetWars, we have really raised the ante, as participants learn in a cyber-range while working through various challenge levels, all hands-on, with a focus on mastering the skills information security professionals can use in their jobs every day.

NetWars Continuous allows participants to build their skills on their own time over a four-month period working from their office or home across the Internet. It includes automated hints and support from the SANS NetWars team to ensure that participants have the most rewarding experience possible. With a whole set of new challenges beyond those included in NetWars Tournament, participants can advance their skills and experiment with new techniques. They learn the areas where they need to increase their proficiency so they may improve, come back, and continue the challenge. At the end of the four months, participants walk away with confidence in their abilities and a scorecard that illustrates the areas in which they have demonstrated deep skills and security knowledge.

For more detailed information on NetWars Continuous please visit https://www.sans.org/netwars/continuous

*Program Qualification

This is an exclusive program. Current eligible constituencies include accredited educational institutions in the U.S. or Canada, including colleges, universities, technical training institutes and K-12 schools. To meet the particular needs of these constituencies, SANS Institute has partnered with the REN-ISAC to offer to offer discounted rates, on specific products, through an aggregate purchase program.

Sole Source Statement

"SANS training and GIAC certifications are sole source products, manufactured, sold, and distributed exclusively by Escal Institute of Advanced Technologies, Inc. (dba SANS Institute, hereafter known as SANS). SANS products must be purchased directly from SANS (www.sans.org). There are no agents or dealers authorized to represent this product, other than select program specific third party agreements to meet a specific end customer procurement requirement, such as REN-ISAC."

No Reselling Disclaimer

SANS products, training and services, including GIAC certification, cannot be resold without explicit and written approval from an official at SANS Institute.