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SANS Cyber Workforce Academy - Maryland

Open to Maryland residents only, the SANS Cyber Workforce Academy - Maryland is comprised of two separate tracks, for reskilling and upskilling. The academies provide job seekers with advanced technical training, industry-recognized GIAC certifications, and hands-on cybersecurity skills in demand by Maryland employers.

Technical training and certifications that translate to high-paying cybersecurity jobs

Launch your cybersecurity career and change your life forever. Earn up to three globally recognized GIAC Certifications in six months or less with 100% online training.

Change Your Life Forever

Start your application today. Come back to finish it later.

90%
of our graduates gained employment in cybersecurity within 6 months
500k+
job openings in cybersecurity are unfilled (Source: cyberseek.org)
$90k
average starting salary of our graduates

Course Offerings

The Immersion Academy Advantage

Free
Every student of our Immersion Academy program receives a full scholarship that covers the cost of all training, training material, mentorship, and exam attempts.
GIAC
Earn up to three professional cybersecurity certifications that employers recognize and respect.
Faculty
Learn the latest skills and techniques from the world's top cybersecurity practitioners. We'll also guide your career search and connect you to our global cybersecurity network.
Time
Training is 100% online, and is designed to fit into a busy work and life schedule and still be completed in six months.

3 Steps to Launch Your Cyber Career

Application and Academy Roadmap

Step by Step Information on the Application Process

Learn more about the application process and how the academy helps launch your new cybersecurity career in six months. 

SANS Cyber Immersion Academy was the best way to accelerate my cyber career and to get my foot in the door. The resources provided and personnel, exceed my expectation. They were very professional and easy to work with.
Irving Rangel
Cyber Analyst - COLSA
SANS Academy allowed me to gain knowledge in a new career area I couldn't have afforded myself. Also, it's (SANS Cyber Academy) receptions with employers landed me my first job in cyber security.
Amy Riley
Mid Cyber Security Engineer - Iron Vine 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.
James Schultz
Cyber Engineer - CACI
I can say with absolute confidence that I couldn’t have made the career switch if I hadn’t taking SANS courses. Taking the courses provided me the knowledge necessary to land a job in cybersecurity.
Hanan Saleh
Detection and Response Analyst - Rapid7
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    Earn Top Ranked Cybersecurity Certifications

    Cybersecurity professionals ranked GIAC certifications as the most valued certifications when selecting job candidates for interviews. (Source: cio.org)

    Students in our scholarship immersion programs can earn multiple GIAC certifications, including GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC) and GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH), which were named among the Top Ten Cybersecurity Certifications by Datamation.