Last year my boss made it a requirement that everyone on our team must take the SANS FOR578: Cyber Threat Intelligence class, complete it, and take the certification exam by the end of 2021.
It was paid for by our employer and we were supposed to take the class online during company time. The class is about $8,000 and requires at least 40 hours.
I completed it last month, passed the exam on the 15th of this month, and received the certificate of completion today:
It wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t deadly hard either.
The “Analyst number” they assigned me was a special touch but entirely a coincidence.