Event Date/Time: Oct 26, 2009 End Date/Time: Nov 02, 2009
Early Registration Date: Sep 16, 2009
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SANS returns to Skokie, IL, October 26-November 2 with four of our most popular 6-day classic courses, plus a deep-dive into IT Security Audit Essentials with a 2-day AUD 429 Bootcamp. Taught by SANS top instructors, this event offers an intimate opportunity to learn, network, and practice the hands-on skills that will boost your career. Register by September 16 to receive a $350 tuition fee discount!

Late fall in the greater Chicago area offers all the attractions with fewer crowds. See our hotel and area information below for some intriguing ideas. But first, make your course selection from these most-requested options:

Security 401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC) - Dr. Eric Cole
"I loved the practical examples provided during the modules. This is the stuff we deal with daily and (SANS) makes the courseware understandable, relevant and something I can relate to!" -Andrea Todd, MidFirst Bank

Security 504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling (GCIH)- Bryce Galbraith
"One of the most comprehensive courses on all facets of Incident Handling. Intelligence you can apply immediately to your current work!" - Jeff Warson, Symantec

Security 508: Computer Forensics, Investigation, and Response (GCFA)- Rob Lee
"This curse will give you a fundamental understanding of forensics file recovery and what goes behind the scenes of some of the automated tools." - Rikard Bodlores, Volvo IT

Management 414: SANS® +S™ Training Program for the CISSP® Certification Exam (GISP)
"Great stuff, fantastic overview, wonderful real-life examples. I feel empowered to pass the exam!" - Ian Trump, Regional Health Authority Central Manitoba Inc.

Audit 429: IT Security Audit Essentials Bootcamp
- This hands-on bootcamp course will help you get started in the field of information technology and security auditing.

While they last, reduced lodging rates are also available for SANS students at the Doubletree Hotel and Conference Center-Chicago North Shore in Skokie. The Westfield Shoppingtown Old Orchard is located across the boulevard: http://www.cnscvb.com/visitors_shopping.cfm. This Web site calls Skokie the shopping enthusiast's paradise! From the Belgian Chocolatier Piron or the Spice House to the Crowded Closet, you'll find all kinds of unique shops and many familiar chains. There are attractions galore in the North Shore area such as the Chicago Botanic Garden - which is open year round, the Emily Oaks Nature Center, the Exploritorium, the Northlight Theatre, the Skokie Heritage Museum, and the Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park. While you are there, the C'est La Vie at Light Opera Works will be playing at the Second Stage in Evanston. You will be there over Halloween, and all communities have fun things to do at that time of year! Here's a link with many planned listings for Halloween in Chicago: http://chicago.about.com/od/artsculture/a/Halloween.htm. Chicago's downtown nightlife is just a short ride away, and Skokie has trains and busses that travel right downtown. The Bears are playing the Browns on Sunday, November 1, at Soldier Field at Noon. With the hotel's ideal location, parking and traffic will not be an issue. Make your reservations by October 4 to get the special discounted rate of $119 S/D, which includes high-speed Internet access in your room. See Stephen Northcutt's travel blog with the dates of August 31, 2008 for his reports on the Doubletree Hotel and restaurant ideas at http://www.sans.edu/resources/musings/aug08_northcutt.php

When you attend SANS Chicago North Shore 2009, you will see the SANS promise in action - what you learn in the classroom, you will be able to use immediately upon returning to the office. Here's what some of our students have to say:
"There are many places to get Security Training, but SANS is premium training." - Carl Ness, University of Iowa

"The SANS class stands out above the rest because of the subject matter experts who teach the classes and labs." - Shirlee Eitel-Birgham, State of Nevada

So let your colleagues and friends know about SANS Chicago North Shore 2009. Take a first-hand look at why SANS is the most trusted source in computer security research, training, and certification - register today! We look forward to seeing you all in Skokie!


Additional Information

- Register & pay by Wednesday, September 16, 2009, to receive a $350.00 discount. - Register & pay by Wednesday, September 30, 2009, to receive a $250.00 discount. - No Refunds after Wednesday, October 7, 2009. - Group discounts are available.