What do I receive with SANS Self Study Tuition?
- SANS printed course books
- Lab exercises media (when applicable)
- Four months of online access to:
- Downloadable MP3 files of the course taught by the world's best instructors
- Online Subject Matter Experts for curriculum support
- SANS OnDemand Bundle (when available)
- Virtual Lab (when applicable)
To identify which courses include the OnDemand Bundle, Lab exercise media and Virtual Labs, go to https://www.sans.org/selfstudy/courses/all.
Am I able to purchase the GIAC Certification Exam attempt with my SelfStudy course?
Yes, you are able to purchase the GIAC Certification attempt with your SelfStudy course. If purchased along with your training, the cost of the certification attempt is $689.00. You will have four months of access to complete your two GIAC practice tests (a $278 value) and one proctored exam.
If you did not include the GIAC Certification attempt at the time that you registered for your SelfStudy course, you may add the exam to your registration provided it is still within your first 30 days of access to the course. Once your first 30 days of access have passed, you will need to purchase a Challenge exam. For more information on the Challenge exam, please visit http://www.giac.org/registration/challenge
What is the OnDemand Bundle?
The SANS OnDemand Bundle is included with your SANS Self Study tuition. For more information on the SANS OnDemand bundle, go to http://www.sans.org/ondemand/bundles
Am I able to download the MP3 audio files to keep?
Yes. Click on each file and:
- select the "Save As" option
- select the location you would like the file stored
- change the file type to .mp3
Can I receive a Certificate of Completion for my SelfStudy course?
Can I share any of my SelfStudy course materials?
No. Users may not copy, reproduce, distribute, display, modify or create derivative works based upon all or any portion of the courseware in any medium whether printed, electronic or otherwise, without the express written consent of the SANS Institute. Without limiting the foregoing, user may not reproduce, distribute, re-publish, display, modify, or create derivative works based upon all or any portion of the courseware for purposes of teaching any computer or electronic security courses to any third party without the express written consent of the SANS Institute.
How do I receive support with my course during my 4-month access period?
How and when do I receive my course materials (books and lab media) for my SelfStudy course?
Your printed course materials (books and lab media) will be mailed to the mailing address that you entered at the time of registration. Once your payment has been received, it should take 3-5 business days for your shipment to be received depending on the shipping method that you choose during registration.
Your online course material (MP3s, OnDemand Bundle and Virtual Lab) will become available approximately 24 hours after payment has been received.
How do I access my SelfStudy course?
To access your MP3 files, log into your SANS Account at https://www.sans.org/account and click on the "SelfStudy‚ link on your 'Account Dashboard' page.
If your course includes the OnDemand Bundle, you may access your OnDemand bundle by logging into your SANS Account at https://www.sans.org/account and clicking on the "SelfStudy‚ link on your "Account Dashboard" page.
If your course includes a Virtual Lab, you will receive four emails from firstname.lastname@example.org containing the information needed for accessing the virtual lab for your course exercises.