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Online security courses

I am interested in learning more about and possibly pursuing a career in systems security. I work full time and would like to start out with an online course or two. Any suggestions?

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Right now, the only "big-name" program I know of that offers reasonably comprehensive (and official) online training is the SANS GIAC program ( That said, there are numerous vendors who offer classroom training for other big-name security certs, but right now there aren't that many other options for online training.

This was first published in March 2002

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