Training Options – Fall 2017

School has started again and with that, our ISSA year begins with a great talk about hacking a hackathon, next week. If you haven’t signed up for that, I highly encourage you to do so. With fall around the corner, that also means James and my CISSP preparation course at PCC starts soon, so get signed up for that. There are many other items coming up and hopefully I can touch on those here.

  • Of course, I have to mention our CISSP course at PCC. James and I successfully helped and guided a group through their CISSP study and passing the CISSP test! It was fun, challenging and informative. We provide this course for the local community, including the ISSA Portland Chapter. Anyone is welcome and the goal is to provide CISSP help at a reasonable cost. Please pass this along, the more people we have in the course, the more incentive James and I have to continue providing the content. The PCC class, CEU3654, is found here:
  • If you are taking our CISSP course, or you want to study on your own, the official ISC2 CISSP study guide is provided to ISSA members at a 50% discount! This is the book we use in the course and the official ISC2 study guide. Contact Ashley Edwards at Wiley to receive the discounted price: Promo Code: CSP50
  • OWASP Portland, our sister organization in the Portland area, is having their annual Training Day, October 4th! This year there are 6 tracks, a half-day each. Tickets go on sale 9/19 at 10AM, They will sell out fast!
  • SANS has an upcoming SEC401: Security Essentials bootcamp coming to Portland in November. I am teaching this one! It will be awesome. Get signed up for this early. Get your organization to fund your attendance, touting you will save on travel expenses with a local course.
  • Mt. Hood Community College has their 2-year programs around Information Security. Please check them out if you are interested in a program:
  • The Oregon Institute of Technology opened a campus in Wilsonville and provides 4-year IT programs. They are working on an Information Security curriculum. Kris Rosenberg is the Program Director and is one of the 6 instructors for the OWASP training day above! If you are looking for a 4-year program or know someone that might:


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