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Jake21
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SANS vs Infosec

The nature of my work has me doing a lot of reviews of ICS / SCADA operations of late and in the near term future. I recognize a need to be more proficient in that specific area. The two orgs that seem most beneficial to me for extended training are SANS and Infosec. They both offer a one week essentially boot camp approach to ICS/SCADA security. Trying to choose. The SANS course is more expensive, but it is FTF in the classroom. The Infosec course is a live on line boot camp. Both seem to have the curriculum I'd like. Has anyone experienced training with either of those two, and might recommend one or the other? It's fair expensive, so I want to make a good choice here. Thanks.

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sherfy77
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Re: SANS vs Infosec


@Jake21 wrote:

The nature of my work has me doing a lot of reviews of ICS / SCADA operations of late and in the near term future. I recognize a need to be more proficient in that specific area. The two orgs that seem most beneficial to me for extended training are SANS and Infosec. They both offer a one week essentially boot camp approach to ICS/SCADA security. Trying to choose. The SANS course is more expensive, but it is FTF in the classroom. The njmcdirect course is a live on line boot camp. Both seem to have the curriculum I'd like. Has anyone experienced training with either of those two, and might recommend one or the other? It's fair expensive, so I want to make a good choice here. Thanks.


Why not to checkout by yourself and compare those.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SANS_Institute

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InfoSec_Institute

 

Jake21
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Re: SANS vs Infosec

Well, because 

 

a) I was looking for personal experience from others as I stated, and 

b) Wikipedia isn't a really awesome source of info ...

 

But thanks.

sergeling
Contributor I

Re: SANS vs Infosec

I have taken several different SANS training courses (not the ICS / SCADA one though). I found the SANS courses I've taken useful as it not only have rich knowledge and contents, but also hands on labs that align with the course (also the netwar exercise). It's on the expensive side, but it's worth the $$. If you prefer to take online, there's also online in-person and on-demand option.

chiewv
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Re: SANS vs Infosec

Dear Jake21,

 

May I suggest you check out ISA? Here is the link: https://www.isa.org/certification/certificate-programs/cybersecurity 

 

Respectfully,

Vincent

CraginS
Defender I

Re: SANS vs Infosec

@Jake21 told @sherfy77 

"b) Wikipedia isn't a really awesome source of info .."

 

Yeah, I have to agree there and have for a long time:

Online Research – Can You Trust Your Source?

 

Craig

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