Participate in CyberStart
CyberStart is an online, gamified learning platform designed by SANS experts to teach, inspire and test cybersecurity skills in young people. To achieve a high score in CyberStart, students should plan to spend 15-25 hours per week for a consecutive two-week time period. The greater the performance and score in CyberStart, the more likely a student will be selected for STEP 2. Enrollment into CyberStart will occur on a weekly basis - access tokens will be sent out each Monday from application opening until June 5. Students will have access to CyberStart from the Monday after they register for the program until June 19. Students must begin participating in CyberStart no later than June 5.
CyberStart is an online, gamified learning platform designed by SANS experts to teach, inspire and test cybersecurity skills in young people. CyberStart has been played by over 300,000 students worldwide and encourages them to try cybersecurity by putting fun first, via an engaging and addictive learning experience. Students jump into the thrilling world of a cyber agent, where they solve crimes and gain real-world cybersecurity skills through over 200 practical challenges across four exciting bases. By simply playing the game, students gain highly respected and desirable industry skills including forensic analysis, password security, and programming. The beginner-friendly learning curve gently onboards and progressively challenges students, meaning that anyone can learn and advance their skills in cybersecurity.
Cybersecurity Course and Certification
The top-performing 250 students in CyberStart will be selected to move on to SANS' Foundations SEC275 course, the same training taken by real-world cybersecurity professionals in industry and Government. On completion of the course, students will be prepared to test for the GIAC Foundational Cybersecurity Technologies (GFACT). Students selected for STEP 2 should plan to spend an additional 20 hours per week for six weeks (June 20-July 30) to complete the course and certification. More information will be provided about STEP 2 upon selection. A $20.00 registration fee will be required.
JumpStart into Cyber Webinar
Considering a career in cybersecurity? Join us at our JumpStart into Cyber webinar. This is your opportunity to have all your questions answered by our team and delve deeper into the program. Discover why JumpStart could be your ideal stepping stone into a future in the cybersecurity field. Don't miss out on this chance, let's shape your future together!
Register now and join us Tuesday, May 30th, 2023 at 7:30 pm EDT.