Academics: Course Delivery Options

Academics: Course Delivery Options

Archived - November 25, 2013

This policy is required of master's students accepted after May 21, 2008. For master's students accepted before that time, it is recommended but not required.

Which Course Delivery Methods are Acceptable for Masters Students?

Note: Most courses are available in both Live Training Events and On-line, but not all of them. Also, one must attend Live Training Events in order to perform most of the Community Project Requirements.

Acceptable Delivery Options
Type Delivery Method Note
Training Event
Training Event
Live Classroom Residential Institutes / Conferences
OnDemand
OnDemand
Distance/Online --
vLive
vLive
Distance/Online --
Community SANS
Community SANS
Live Classroom

Acceptable if the instructor is "Certified or higher" which means Certified, Senior, or Fellow. You find out if an instructor is "certified or higher" by going to the SANS Instructors page. If a person is listed on that page, that instructor is certified or higher.

If the instructor is not certified, see "Cap" below.

Mentor
Mentor
Live Classroom See "Cap" below
SelfStudy
SelfStudy
Distance/Online See "Cap" below
Challenge Distance/Online See "Cap" below

Cap on Mentor / SelfStudy / Challenge / Non-certified Community

No more than two can be taken this way, such as two Mentor, or two SelfStudy, or two Challenge, or two non-certified instructor Community; or a combination such as one SelfStudy with one Challenge, etc.

Description of Course Delivery Methods

Go to the SANS Training page and select the method you want to learn more about. Make sure it is a method that is allowed (as described above) for master's students.