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VetSuccess

The VetSuccess Academy is part of the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy program, an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world-class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity. SANS Immersion Academies are 100% scholarship-based and at no cost to participants. A United States Cyber Academy Program The application window for the VetSuccess Academy is now closed. Don't miss the next application window in May, sign up for an email reminder today!
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How The Program Works

Interested candidates will follow the application process below, candidates must earn an invitation to progress to each stage of the process.

  • Complete a web application form.
  • The application will be reviewed, and an online assessment sent within three days.
  • Complete the online assessment within five days. (Unless otherwise specified)
  • Assessment results are reviewed once a week.
  • Submit supporting documents to complete the application.
  • Phone interview.
  • All candidates receive notification of acceptance or denial within four weeks of the application deadline.

The application window for the VetSuccess Academy is now closed. The next application window will open in May 2022. Don't miss the next application window in May, sign up for an email reminder today!

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Eligibility Requirements

• Transitioning service members within six months of separation (ETS) • Veterans & Spouses must not be working in the information security field or with prior work experience in the information security field outside of previous military experience. • Must be A U.S. citizen or Permanent Legal Resident (Green Card holder).
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VetSuccess Academy Course Offering

  • Students are expected to complete each of the following SANS OnDemand courses and pass its corresponding GIAC Certification in 8 weeks each.
  • Students are expected to complete the entirety of the program in less than 6 months.

Required Courses

Optional Elective Courses – Choose One

The application window for the VetSuccess Academy is now closed. The next application window will open in May 2022. Don't miss the next application window in May, sign up for an email reminder today!

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Time Commitment for Students

The Academy is a fast-track, intensive program, and students are expected to complete all coursework and certifications in up to six months. On average, it takes most SANS Cyber Academy students 100 hours to prepare for one GIAC certification attempt.

Ready to Get Started?

If you are excited about this program and meet the basic requirements above, we invite you to review our Current Academies page to see which Academies are of interest. Please review the qualifications for each Academy as there may be different or advanced requirements for each.

If you have questions, please contact us at immersionacademy@sans.org.

The application window for the VetSuccess Academy is now closed. The next application window will open in May 2022. Don't miss the next application window in May, sign up for an email reminder today!

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"Academy graduates are able to on-ramp very quickly with employers, having already proven their ability to perform crucial cybersecurity tasks."

- Chris Elgee SANS Cyber Academy Mentor & Alumni