SANS Cyber Academies

To help fill the cybersecurity skills gap, the SANS Institute created the CyberTalent Immersion Academy, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. More than 600 scholarships have been awarded so far and 90% of our graduates are employed within six months of graduation. Find out if you could be one of the next to participate and launch a new career in cyber! The SANS Cyber Immersion Academies does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, gender, sexual preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local laws.

2021 Immersion Academy Schedule

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Cyber Workforce Academy

Virginia Cyber Skills AcademiesOngoingOngoing
Diversity Cyber Workforce Academy - CaliforniaOctober 1, 2020Closed
VetSuccess Academy 2021November 11, 2020Closed

Diversity Cyber Academy 2021

February 1, 2021

May 28, 2021

May 27, 2021, 12:00pm ET

Women's Immersion Academy 2021

March 1, 2021June 30, 2021

"The opportunity to earn industry-recognized SANS/GIAC certification is an unparalleled benefit. Employers really take notice. And of course, the people. I made long-lasting friendships with wonderful women in my SANS Academy class. I still speak with many of them today. It was an unexpected but welcome outcome." - Carlota Bindner, Security Associate, Rapid7


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Learn more about our immersion academy scholarship partners, the graduates of our academies, and the jobs they've secured after graduation in this academy report.


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