Numbers at a Glance
Graduates land new jobs in cybersecurity with a 90% success rate within 6 months of program completion.
2650+ SANS Mission based program scholarships have funded internally and externally across the globe to bring more talent into the cybersecurity industry.
The average salary of program graduates is $90,000
The Women's Pathway aims to break down gender barriers in the cybersecurity industry and promote diversity by offering free training opportunities to women interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity.
Experience the transformative power of a cybersecurity training scholarship—a gateway to ignite your career in cybersecurity. Immerse yourself in an exceptional program, where you'll receive unparalleled training and a coveted scholarship. Elevate your skills, gain hands-on experience, and carve a path to a thriving future in cybersecurity. Explore the diverse range of programs within the Diversity Pathway, each carefully crafted to empower you with specialized knowledge and expertise.
Outside the U.S. Pathway
The Outside the U.S. Pathway is aimed at supporting the global cybersecurity community by offering training opportunities to individuals outside of the United States. It offers a range of training programs, including some that are tuition-based.
SANS Cyber Academy Schedule
|Academy||Applications Open||Applications Close|
|Cyber Workforce Academy Maryland||Oct. 9, 2023||Nov. 8, 2023|
|Veterans Cyber Academy||Nov. 1, 2023||Nov. 30, 2023|
|Women's Cyber Academy||Nov. 1, 2023||Nov. 30, 2023|
|Diversity Cyber Academy||Nov. 1, 2023||Nov. 30, 2023|
|Diversity Cyber Academy||June 1, 2024||June 30, 2024|
|Women's Cyber Academy||June 1, 2024||June 30, 2024|
|Veterans Cyber Academy||June 1, 2024||June 30, 2024|
|HBCU+ Immersion Academy||June 1, 2024||June 30, 2024|
|WiCyS Security Training Scholarship||August 2, 2024: TBC||August 30, 2024: TBC|
|Mission 43 Cybersecurity Academy||June 30, 2024: TBC||Sept. 1, 2024: TBC|
My experience with the intensity and the quality of the content in the Women's Immersion Academy gave me the confidence to jump into this vast field of cybersecurity headfirst.
I chose to pursue a career in cybersecurity because it was something that I found a deep interest in. Ever since I started learning, I’ve only wanted to learn more and more.
The courses offered through the VetSuccess Immersion Academy had a direct impact on building the competencies required for my current role as well as my future career goals.
SANS Cyber Immersion Academy was the best way to accelerate my cyber career and get my foot in the door. The resources provided and personnel exceed my expectation. They were very professional and easy to work with.
SANS Academy allowed me to gain knowledge in a new career area I couldn't have afforded myself. Also, its (SANS Cyber Academy) receptions with employers landed me my first job in cyber security.
The Cyber Workforce MD program gave me added clout of having sought-after certifications that are highly respected in the industry. Also, they fulfill DoD benchmarks for highly desirable positions.
I can say with absolute confidence that I couldn’t have made the career switch if I hadn’t taken SANS courses. Taking the courses provided me the knowledge necessary to land a job in cybersecurity.