Current SANS CyberTalent Academies

Below are the SANS CyberTalent Academies that are currently taking applications or have ongoing enrollment. Click "Learn More" for qualification and application details.

Available Academy

D.C. Metro Academy Fall 2017 | Colorado VetSuccess Academy Fall 2017 | St. Louis Academy Fall 2017

D.C. Metro Academy Fall 2017
 
Colorado VetSuccess Academy Fall 2017

SANS Institute Colorado Springs VetSuccess Academy is sponsored by a grant from the Daniels Fund and in partnership with the CO Springs USO. For qualified veterans, the Academy provides advanced technical training, certifications, and connections to high-paying jobs in cybersecurity. For employers, it's a faster, more reliable, and less expensive way to find, train, certify, and employ highly qualified cybersecurity talent.

SANS is pleased the Academy can support the missions of the Daniels Fund and the USO by offering veterans the opportunity to choose a direct path to rewarding careers in cybersecurity as their path forward to their next objective.


The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit DanielsFund.org to learn more.


The USO strengthens America's military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. For nearly 75 years, the USO has been the nation's leading organization to serve the men and women in the U.S. military, and their families, throughout their time in uniform. From the moment they join, through their assignments and deployments, and as they transition back to their communities, the USO is always by their side.


  • Location: Colorado Springs, CO
  • Admissions:

    Applicants must reside in CO, NM, UT or WY

    All interested applicants meeting the requirements to apply must request the SANS CyberTalent Information Security Aptitude Assessment before Tuesday, October 10.

    Please email: immersionacademy@sans.org to apply.

    Eligible to transitioning veterans and their spouses not currently working in cybersecurity.

    See the admissions qualifications below:

    Assess Your Qualifications and Required Credentials for Admissions.

    • Transitioning service members not more than six months away from separation.
    • Veteran less than five years out of the service. Veterans cannot be working in the information security field or have prior work experience from the information security field outside of the service.
  • Preferred degrees/experience background:
    • Hold a bachelor's degree and have at least 1 year of work experience in information technology, information security, or audit, or
    • Hold an associate's degree and have at least 3 years of work experience in information technology, information security, or audit.
    • Those without a college degree must hold at least 3-5 years of work experience in information technology, information security, or audit.
  • Class Begins: November 6, 2017
  • Graduation: February 2018
  • Curriculum
    1. SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style
    2. SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling

 
St. Louis Academy Fall 2017