There are many sites out there that provide pieces of information to learn information security domains. Many of these training sites are chock full of information but are behind a paywall. I will provide a brief description of the training sites I have done research into. The main sites that I will be comparing are: SANS, eLearnSecurity, Offensive Security, Pentesterlabs, Pentester Academy and Practical Pentester Labs. In the future, I will write about EC-Council, CompTIA, and ISC2. These sites are among the most popular sites that I have encountered, and they are each unique.
A lot of different factors go into which would be the best training for you. Personally, I was looking for a self-paced course without a time limit or a weekly commitment. I started out with Practical Pentester Lab’s because it was advertised as a simple course, entry-level information and it was cheap. Then I moved on to eLearnSecurity Penetration Tester Student, and plan on purchasing and taking the eJPT exam this summer.