About the course
SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security
Mon, March 11 - Fri, March 15, 2019
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Instructor: Keith Palmgren
This class is great for IT professionals looking for their first step towards security awareness. I have been in IT for 17 years and I learned a lot on this first day of class.
Paul Beninati, EMC
The material was very insightful and filled with wonderful information.
Donte Leggette, MECU
To determine if SANS SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security is right for you, ask yourself five simple questions:
- Do you have basic computer knowledge, but are new to cyber security and in need of an introduction to the fundamentals?
- Are you bombarded with complex technical security terms that you don't understand?
- Are you a non-IT security manager who lays awake at night worrying that your company will be the next mega-breach headline story on the 6 o'clock news?
- Do you need to be conversant in basic security concepts, principles, and terms, even if you don't need "deep in the weeds" detail?
- Have you decided to make a career change to take advantage of the job opportunities in cyber security and need formal training and certification?
If you answer yes to any of these questions, the SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security training course is for you. Students with a basic knowledge of computers and technology but no prior cyber security experience can jump-start their security education with insight and instruction from real-world security experts in SEC301.
This completely revised and comprehensive five-day course covers a wide range of baseline topics, including terminology, the basics of computer networks, security policies, incident response, passwords, and even an introduction to cryptographic principles. The hands-on, step-by-step learning format will enable you to grasp all the information presented even if some of the topics are new to you. You'll learn fundamentals of cyber security that will serve as the foundation of your security skills and knowledge for years to come.
Written by a security professional with over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, SEC301 provides uncompromising real-world insight from start to finish. The course prepares you for the Global Information Security Fundamentals (GISF) certification test, as well as for the next SANS course in this progression, SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style. It also delivers on the SANS promise: You will be able to use the knowledge and skills you learn in SEC301 as soon as you return to work.
Important additional Information:
You will receive approximately 15 pounds of books as part of this training. If you are traveling to a training event from out of town, expect your luggage to be heavier on your return trip. Shipping facilities (FedEx, UPS, etc.) may not be available.
When making plans to fly home, do not expect the course to end early on the final day. It is common for Day 5 of the SEC301 course to end at 5pm.
SEC301.1: Security's Foundation
SEC301.2: Computer Functions and Networking
SEC301.3: An Introduction to Cryptography
SEC301.4: Cyber Security Technologies - Part 1
SEC301.5: Cyber Security Technologies - Part 2
"If you want to be good at something, whether it be sports, music, science, math, or cyber security, you MUST have a solid grasp of the fundamentals. In fact, the better you understand the fundamentals, the better you will be at a particular skillset. Without that foundation to build on, it is almost impossible to become a master at something. The SEC301: Introduction to Cyber Security course is all about building those fundamentals and creating that foundation.
"One of the things I enjoy most is seeing when students have that 'ah-ha' moment when they suddenly understand a topic for the first time - often a topic they have wondered about for years. You can almost literally see the light-bulb of understanding appear over their head. There are 'ah-ha' moments at every turn and on every day of the SEC301!"
- Keith Palmgren