The short story is there will be no additional offering of this course via SANS, and that is a final decision. I will provide training in the Security Operations Center subject matter via some non-SANS vehicle, stay tuned for the exact details around this in 2019.
The class was cancelled because the scores (from the daily feedback forms) were not good enough for SANS. I'm not going to address the relative merit of that decision, but needless to say I'm disappointed.
Nonetheless, I think the content I wrote for MGT517 is very valuable to the community, and most of the students who have taken the class have expressed their appreciation of the material, and how it has helped them.
That's all I have for now. Next update after the new year.