IMPORTANT - BRING YOUR OWN LAPTOP
You will need to run a Linux VMware image supplied at the training event on your laptop for the hands-on exercises that will be performed in class. Some familiarity and comfort with Linux and entering commands via the command line will facilitate your experience with the hands-on exercises.
Player or VMware Workstation is required for the class. If you plan to use a Macintosh laptop, please make sure you bring VMware Fusion.
You must have either the free VMware Player 3 or later or the commercial VMware Workstation 6 or later installed on your system prior to coming to class. You can download VMware Player for free at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.
Alternatively, if you want a more flexible and configurable tool, you can download a free 30-day trial copy of VMware Workstation from. https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.
VMware will send you a time-limited license number for VMware Workstation if you register for the trial at their Web site. No license number is required for VMware Player.
If you are a Macintosh user, you must have VMware Fusion 3 or later installed on your system prior to coming to class. It is available for a free 30-day trial copy at https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/downloads.
Mandatory Laptop Hardware Requirements
- x86- or x64-compatible 1.5 GHz CPU minimum or higher
- USB Port
- 2 gigabyte RAM minimum with 4 GB or higher recommended
- 12 gigabyte available hard drive space
- Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10, Mac OS X, and Linux - any type
- Any Service Pack level is acceptable for your Windows XP/Vista/Win 7/8
Do not bring a laptop with sensitive data stored on it. SANS is not responsible if your laptop is stolen or compromised.
By bringing the right equipment and preparing in advance, you can maximize what you will learn and have a lot of fun.
If you have additional questions about the laptop specifications, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.