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SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy FAQ


The CTE test covers the following domains:

  • Info sec aptitude
  • Operating systems security
  • Defense in-depth
  • Network concepts
  • Communications security
  • Internet security technologies

The CTE test includes 50 questions and the test is offered online.

Yes. Applicants are given two hours to complete the test.

The CTE test was designed to test the applicants' skills and technical aptitude in the domains listed above.

No. Applicants are given one attempt.

No. A repayment will not be required.

Generally participants agree to work for the sponsoring employer for at least two years, unless other arrangements are made between the sponsoring employer and the participant.

Transportation will be provided to and from the Sponsored Academy in Omaha, NE, by Solutionary. Applicants selected for admission to the Open Academy will be required to arrange their own transportation to and from Virginia Beach, VA, for the onsite class.

No, lodging will not be provided for SANS Immersion academies.

No, meals will not be covered at SANS Immersion academies.

No. The locations listed on the website are preferred locations as they have a high concentration of transitioning veterans.

No. Due to the limited number of seats in the academies, applicants must select either the Open Academy or the Sponsored Academy.

Classes are held during the day, but participants will also perform lab exercises, attend weekly calls with mentors, and other related activities which may require some after work hours. Applicants accepted to the Open Academy will be on site for the first course and the following courses in the program will be completed online.

Participants selected for the Sponsored Academy will be required to be onsite in Omaha NE for the entirety of the program. Participants selected for the Open Academy will be required to be onsite for the first course but will complete the 2nd and 3rd course online according to the schedule, depending on which track the applicant chooses.

We recommend you consider applying to future academies when they become available.