SANS/REN-ISAC Aggregate Buy Program

Summer 2017 Aggregate Buy


NYSERNet, through a partnership between REN-ISAC and SANS, is providing SANS training at a discounted rate for our community. Purchase vouchers for on-demand or VLive training courses that can be redeemed up to one year after purchase.

NYSERNet will purchase the vouchers on members' behalf to ensure the program minimum is met, and we will administer the vouchers for your institution.

The discount price is $2,655 for each course voucher. For those who want to pursue certification, the price of the GIAC exam voucher is $689 and must be purchased at the same time as the course voucher.

Also, for the first time, we're also offering the ability to purchase NetWars Continuous, which uses the "gamification" of IT security principles to advance your most vital InfoSec skills. To build your skills and keep them from getting rusty, you need an environment in which you can apply your knowledge and solve real-world problems. That's what NetWars Continuous is all about. Over the course of four months and five levels, you can master real-world tactics and techniques in a safe learning environment.

All prices for SANS training and exam vouchers will be increasing next year so register today for the best savings.

Discount Prices:
OnDemand and vLive Voucher Price: $2,655 (normal price $5,910)
GIAC (Certification Exam) Voucher Price: $689
NetWars Price: $1,760 (normal price $2,750)

Next steps to take advantage of this offer:

  1. Register with the quantities of Long Vouchers, GIAC exams and NetWars you'd like to purchase (at this time we do not need to know course or participant info)
  2. NYSERNet will provide you with a quote via the email your provide in the registration
  3. Payment is due by July 21, 2017
  4. NYSERNet will purchase all vouchers on July 31, 2017
  5. Once activated (usually within seven days of purchase), directions on how to redeem your vouchers will be emailed to you

OnDemand vs vLive Courses

OnDemand is a custom e-learning training system that gives you four months of access to a SANS course via standard books, online courseware, hands-on video labs, quizzes for topic reinforcement, and MP3s of lectures by SANS’s top instructors. OnDemand courses also include support by SANS subject-matter experts and powerful search features. | OnDemand Course List |

vLive is a live, evening online training option that offers two interactive classroom sessions per week for five or six weeks. This online training format also gives you six months of access to a SANS course via standard books, online courseware, hands-on video labs and quizzes for topic reinforcement. | vLive Course List |

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