OnDemand Includes: Top Instructors, Hands-On Labs and SME Support

Community SANS

Community SANS offers our most popular security courses in a small classroom setting in your own community - most courses have fewer than 25 students. The course material is delivered over a six-day period, just like it is at a larger SANS event, by instructors trained by SANS very best authors and instructors.

How will you benefit from live, local training with Community SANS?

  • Value: Reduced travel time and costs by choosing the region you train in.
  • Live Training With Hands-On Bootcamp: Same courseware as SANS conferences, with Bootcamp hours to reinforce learning.
  • Your Instructor: SANS Instructors are real world practitioners and have been trained by top SANS Faculty Fellows.
  • Certification: GIAC certification holders are recognized as experts in the IT industry and are sought after globally by government, military and industry to protect the cyber environment.
  • Networking: You will get to know your InfoSec peers and can collaborate long after the training.
  • Online tools: Access to free resources, audio files and reduced OnDemand bundle pricing.
  • Smaller class sizes: You get more one-on-one time with your instructor so you can master course material.

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Hosted Venue Program

Host a Community SANS event and your organization will receive many benefits including no travel costs! Bring SANS training to your location! Become a Community SANS Hosted Venue today. Hosting is simple and helps you make the most of your training budget!

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Group Training

Got a group within your own organization? Community SANS offers many flexible options for your groups ranging in size from 3 to 30. Your organization can host or we can utilize a nearby location. In some cases your group may be able to host your own private class with 15 or more students. If you have less than 15 we open the remaining seats to others in your local community which also serves to enrich the networking opportunities so many SANS attendees value at our live training events.


SANS Instructors

If you hold a GIAC certification and qualify for the SANS Instructor Development program, you may want to consider leading a session within your own organization through our @Work program or taking other steps towards joining the ranks of SANS Certified Instructor.


Featured Community Instructor

Charles Gifford is a recognized expert within cybersecurity and has been working in the information technology and security field since 1997. Over the course of his career, Charles has held various technical and leadership positions within the Aerospace and Manufacturing Industry. Charles currently manages a Global Security and Risk Team for a fortune 500 manufacturing company and is responsible for all security services within the manufacturing space across the globe. Charles?s latest scholastic achievement is graduating with honors from the University of Maryland University College in the Masters of Science in Information Technology focused in Information Assurance. Charles has specialized in mentoring, metrics and measuring effectiveness of security teams throughout the last 7 years. He holds professional certifications, including CISSP, GIAC GCIH, and GIAC GSLC.

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