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Enabling the Teaching of Cybersecurity

How we built a learning management system to deliver interactive cybersecurity training to some of the world’s largest organizations to up-skill their workforce. 
  • React
  • AWS DevOps
  • PHP
  • Node JS
  • UX Design
  • UI Design
  • Responsive Web App
Challenge

The Challenge

SANS came to Spinning Fox with a request to help them develop an online training platform. This platform would enable individuals to establish practical skills in computing, technology, and security fundamentals, with the aim of either introducing them to the world of cyber security or furthering their current skills and expertise, allowing them to pursue a career in the field.

Value

The Value

Foundations offers a comprehensive variety of innovative, hands-on labs and practical exercises that go far beyond what is offered in any other cyber security foundational course on the market. The labs are developed by leading subject matter experts, drawing on the latest, up-to-the-minute technology, techniques and concepts in cyber security.

Result

The Result

Since its launch, Foundations has had excellent uptake from cyber security students. The feedback gathered so far has shown that students are establishing the core skills and knowledge required in order to successfully complete the proctored final exam delivered by GIAC; the highest standard in cyber security certifications.

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“Our UX/UI design partners at Spinning Fox were essential to the successful launch of SANS Foundations — a first of its kind product offering for SANS, the world's most trusted source for cyber security training”

James L
Chief Technology Officer

Our Process

A solution was needed that would allow individuals to access all of the top-quality introductory material produced by SANS, as well as further reinforcing the SANS brand as the go-to place for world-class cyber security training and learning.

With an aggressive timeline and a wide range of technical challenges, the SANS Foundations project turned out to be our most challenging so far. In just a few months we built an online training platform with over 120 hours of video and dozens of interactive labs now being used by thousands of cyber security students.

Multiple Ways to Learn

Audio Tracks

Each section within the Foundations course is supported by audio to allow students to listen to the content, improving accessibility and supporting different learning styles.

Video Tutorials

Each section within the Foundations course is supported by audio to allow students to listen to the content, improving accessibility and supporting different learning styles.

Interactive Lab Challenges

Each section within the Foundations course is supported by audio to allow students to listen to the content, improving accessibility and supporting different learning styles.

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Powerful Authoring Tools

Delivering the Foundations course to students required powerful authoring tools that support versioning and a range of content, enabling the course curators to manage the content over time.

Client Reporting

A big part of the platform included creating a reporting feature that enabled organisations to track the progress of their students so they can measure the success of the training.

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Lean Architecture

To support the platform along with its range of learning methods Spinning Fox implemented a tech stack that is capable of handling a large number of students studying at any one time using React, PHP, Mux, Socket IO and AWS.

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