SANSFire 2008 – Audit 507, Day 1

My first day of classes here at SANSFire 2008, where I’m taking their Audit 507 course, is going well. Not having any formal audit training, but still knowing something of the basics (so I thought, anyway), I decide to take the 500-level course as opposed to the intro to auditing. So far, I am happy with this choice, as the first day, which is supposed to get everyone from different auditing backgrounds on the same page with terminology and goals, is not strange to me.

The hotel is nice, and the staff are helpful. However, in order to prepare my Medifast meals I need to use a microwave oven down in the food court area, which is somewhat inconvenient – especially since 3 out of 5 meals a day require heat.

My room’s pretty good too, except there is no refrigerator in it! I’m compensating by maintaining a bucket of ice at all times. Also, the safe is in a drawer which didn’t want to fully open until I really worked to pry it, fortunately without breaking anything.

Allegedly tomorrow’s class, focusing on firewalls and Cisco routers, is the most technical day, and the ones that most folks complain about. Sounds like fun! (no, really!)

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