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CyberTalent Admissions Information

Below you will find admissions information pertaining to each open academy. Please fully read the eligibility requirements prior to submitting your completed application package.

Available Academies

DC Metro Area (DC/MD/VA) | NTT Security VetSuccess Academy - Omaha
NTT Security VetSuccess Academy - Pittsburgh | Women's Immersion Academy

DC Metro Area (DC/MD/VA)

OnDemand class and associated GIAC certification to be completed by July 3, 2017

Assess Your Qualifications and Required Credentials for Admissions

All applicants must also meet the following requirements:

  • Transitioning service members not more than six months away from separation.
  • Veterans who have not been out of the service for more than five years and are not currently working in the information security field.
  • Active duty or transitioning military spouses
  • Preferred degrees and experience for applicants (you only need one of the three below):
  • 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.
  • Agree to program requirements and restrictions described in the Academy/Participant MOU.
  • If you meet the requirements, please follow the steps below to apply for admission.

    • Step 1 - Request the online CTE assessment and send your resume to begin the application process via immersionacademy@sans.org. Applicants MUST specify which academy they are applying to in the subject line.

    • Step 2 - Applicants will receive instructions via email on how to access the online skills and aptitude test. Based on the results from the skills and aptitude test, applicants may be invited to submit a formal application.
      The test includes 50 questions covering domains such as information security aptitude, operating systems security, internet security technologies to network concepts and other domains.
      Applicants have one attempt for the test. NO retakes are granted.

    • Step 3 - Based on the test score, applicants may be invited to submit the full application, which will include:
      1. A resume
      2. An application form
      3. An MOU
      4. Copies of transcripts (Unofficial transcript are acceptable but copies of official transcripts may be requested at a later date)

    • Step 4 - Please submit via email to immersionacademy@sans.org before the application deadline.
      For the application deadline, visit the 'Programs' section:
      https://www.sans.org/cybertalent/immersion-academy/programs

    • Step 5 - Application Packages will be reviewed by SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy Admissions Committee.
      • All information and materials furnished may be verified.
      • Applicant may be scheduled for a pre-qualification interview.
    • Step 6 - Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with the Admissions Committee by telephone. Invitations to interview with the Admissions Committee does not guarantee admission into the program.
    • Step 7 - Following the interview, and if the Admissions Committee approves your application, you will receive a formal "Offer of Admission".
    • Step 8 - Applicants accepted into the program commits to the program scheduled, its targeted dates for course completion as outlined on the website under the program section, and the verbiage in the MOU.

    NTT Security VetSuccess Academy - Omaha

    SANS CyberTalent Sponsored Immersion Academies provide participants with a guaranteed opportunity for employment at the sponsoring company. Curriculum is designed to meet the needs of the sponsoring firm. Employment opportunities are limited to the sponsoring company

    Assess Your Qualifications and Required Credentials for Admissions

    All applicants must also meet the following requirements:

    • Student location in Omaha, NE area preferred.
    • Students must be available to attend on-site training in the Omaha, NE area for the first course on August 29, 2016.
    • Degrees/experience requirements:
      • 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.
    • Agree to program requirements and restrictions described in the Academy/Participant MOU.

    If you meet the requirements, please follow the steps below to apply for admission.

    • Step 1 - Complete Your Application Package
      1. Complete the application
      2. Submit a current resume
      3. Submit copies of your undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) official transcripts electronically.
        Please note that we are unable to process/ receive any transcripts through your transcript ordering center.
      4. Agree to program requirements and restrictions described in the Academy/Participant Memorandum of Understanding
      5. Score at or above the 70th percentile of the online CTE aptitude and skills assessment exam*

    • Step 2 - Submit Your Application Package
      Please submit via email to immersionacademy@sans.org no later than July 8, 2016. Make sure to state 'NTT Security / Omaha' in the subject line.

    • Step 3 - Complete the skills and aptitude test no later than July 8, 2016.

    • Step 4 - Admissions Committee Review
      Application Packages will be reviewed by SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy Admissions Committee and NTT Security, however, NTT Security makes the final decision regarding enrollment.

      • All information and materials furnished may be verified.
      • Applicant may be scheduled for a pre-qualification interview.
      • Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with NTT Security by telephone.

    • Step 5 - NTT Security perform a final review of the candidates and notifies candidates of their decision.

    NTT Security VetSuccess Academy - Pittsburgh

    SANS and NTT Security, a managed security services provider with offices in Pittsburgh, will continue to offer the SANS VetSuccess Academy for veterans in the Pittsburgh region on an ongoing basis. This will include special rolling admissions and training via the OnDemand, Community, and Conference modalities on a case-by-case basis.

    Assess Your Qualifications and Required Credentials for Admissions

    All applicants must also meet the following requirements:

    • Student location in Pittsburgh, PA area preferred.
    • Students must be available to attend on-site training in the Pittsburgh, PA area for the first course. Dates to be determined.
    • Degrees/experience requirements:
      • 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.
    • Agree to program requirements and restrictions described in the Academy/Participant MOU.

    If you meet the requirements, please follow the steps below to apply for admission.

    • Step 1 - Complete Your Application Package
      1. Complete the application
      2. Submit a current resume
      3. Submit copies of your undergraduate (and graduate, if applicable) official transcripts electronically.
        Please note that we are unable to process/ receive any transcripts through your transcript ordering center.
      4. Agree to program requirements and restrictions described in the Academy/Participant Memorandum of Understanding
      5. Score at or above the 70th percentile of the online CTE aptitude and skills assessment exam*
      6. *Once applicants have filled out, signed and submitted the required documents under bullets 1-4, information on how to access the online skills and aptitude test will be provided.

    • Step 2 - Submit Your Application Package
      Please submit via email to immersionacademy@sans.org no later than July 8, 2016. Make sure to state 'NTT Security / Pittsburgh' in the subject line.

    • Step 3 - Complete the skills and aptitude test.

    • Step 4 - Admissions Committee Review
      Application Packages will be reviewed by SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy Admissions Committee and NTT Security, however, NTT Security makes the final decision regarding enrollment.

      • All information and materials furnished may be verified.
      • Applicant may be scheduled for a pre-qualification interview.
      • Selected candidates will be invited to an interview with NTT Security by telephone.

    • Step 5 - NTT Security perform a final review of the candidates and notifies candidates of their decision.

    Women's Immersion Academy

    For more information or to be notified of the next call for applications, please email immersionacademy@sans.org.