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Seattle 2013

Seattle, WA | Mon, Oct 7 - Mon, Oct 14, 2013
This event is over,
but there are more training opportunities.

SANS is returning to the Pacific Northwest in October for SANS Seattle 2013! We are bringing our top IT security, forensics, and security management courses and top instructors to Seattle on October 7-14. Our instructors are experts in this industry and are the best at ensuring you will not only learn the material, but that you can also apply it immediately when you return to the office.

All of our courses at SANS Seattle 2013 are associated with a GIAC Certification. Complete your SANS training experience with a GIAC certification attempt; put the skills you'll learn to practical use and join more than 49,000 GIAC certified professionals who make the Cybersecurity industry safe.

Some of the courses at SANS Seattle 2013 will also be accepted as credit under the STI Master's degree program. Earn your Master's Degree at SANS Technology Institute (STI). Take classes in Information Security Management (MSISM) or Engineering (MSISE). Click here to find out more. Apply today!

Here is what our past attendees had to say about their SANS Seattle 2012 experience:

"SANS instructors are able to present complex technical info in easy to understand terms. All of the instructors seem to love teaching by sharing enthusiasm and spending time with individual students when needed." - David Fava, Boeing

"Unix instruction was superb." - Ken Fiebig, BT

"This is by far the best class I have taken. The instructor is ridiculously knowledgeable and entertaining." - Pierre Defoy, The Jean Coutu Group - RX Center

Our campus for SANS Seattle 2013 is the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in the heart of downtown. A special discount rate of $165 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. Make your reservations now as this special rate is only available through September 13.

The Renaissance Seattle Hotel is just minutes away from both Qwest and Safeco Fields. Pike Place Market with its many unique stores is also nearby. This hotel features views of the city skyline, Puget Sound, and the Cascade and Olympic Mountains. It is convenient to the Sea-Tac airport and has easy access to major freeways. Also in, and unique to Seattle, is the Experience Music Project and Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (abbreviated as EMP/SFM). While it isn't close to the hotel, public transportation makes it an easy destination. For more information, see Seattle is the northernmost major city in the contiguous United States and is well known for the beauty of its surroundings. In October, Seattle has highs near 60 degrees and lows in the 40s.

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"If you want to be good at something, learn from the best." - Adino Namchu, IntelleSecure

With a reputation for being the most trusted source for information security training and an eagerness to help you meet your training objectives, SANS is the best choice for IT security education. Don't miss this special SANS training event in Seattle this October! We hope to see you there.