What does the CyberTalent Extended (CTE) test cover?
The CTE test covers the following domains:
- Info sec aptitude
- Operating systems security
- Defense in-depth
- Network concepts
- Communications security
- Internet security technologies
How many questions are there in the CTE test?
The CTE test includes 50 questions and the test is offered online.
Is there a time limit on the test?
Yes. Applicants are given two hours to complete the test.
What does the CTE test?
The CTE test was designed to test the applicants' skills and technical aptitude in the domains listed above.
Can I retake the test?
No. Applicants are given one attempt.
Do I have to repay the tuition if I don't get employed? (Open Academy only)
No. A repayment will not be required.
The employer MOU for the Sponsored Academy states I have to commit to work for the employer for at least two years. Can this be negotiated?
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.
Is transportation to the onsite classes provided?
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.
Is lodging provided for the onsite portions of the academies?
No, lodging will not be provided for SANS Immersion academies.
Will my meals be covered for the onsite portion of the academies?
No, meals will not be covered at SANS Immersion academies.
Do I need to be located at any of the locations listed on the website to be considered for the academies?
No. The locations listed on the website are preferred locations as they have a high concentration of transitioning veterans.
Can I apply to both academies?
No. Due to the limited number of seats in the academies, applicants must select either the Open Academy or the Sponsored Academy.
What time of the day does the course(s) run?
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.
Can I take all classes online if accepted?
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.
My projected terminal leave is after the academies start dates, what are my options?
We recommend you consider applying to future academies when they become available.