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Free laptop with SANS FOR508 Advanced Forensics and IR vLive!


Just in time for Christmas, get a quad core Dell 15" laptop when you sign up for SANS vLive. If you have end of year funds left, vLive is a fantastic way to take a SANS class. Chad Tilbury will be teaching SANS Forensics 508: Advanced Forensics and Incident Response for 6 weeks starting November 1st, 2011 (don't worry, we will be skipping Thanksgiving). Course information link.

For those unfamiliar with the format, vLive is live instruction conducted in three hour online sessions, occurring twice per week (Tuesday and Thursday evenings for the 508 class). If you miss a session, or want to review some of the content again, each session is recorded and available to you for six months. This format provides an excellent means to learn in bite-sized chunks and gives additional time to work on exercises outside of class. In previous vLive classes, Chad has been impressed at how well students collaborate online with the instructor and one another. Want more information? Check out the SANS vLive FAQ.

You can find the free laptop specifications and discount code here.

Dell Vostro 3555

15.6 inch High Definition LED Display (1366 x 768) with anti-glare
AMD Quad Core A8-3500M Processor 1.5Ghz to 2.4Ghz, with Radeon HD 6620 Graphics
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHZ, 2 DIMM
500GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive
Genuine Windows 7 Professional SP1, 64bit
8X DVD+/-RW with double-layer DVD+/-R write capability
Backlit Keyboard with Gesture Touchpad
Integrated 2.0 MP FHD Webcam and Digital Array Mic


Posted April 30, 2012 at 2:17 PM | Permalink | Reply

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This is a brilliant laptop. However this is not a MAC which is really disappointing.