SANS Immersion Academy Partnership
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WSC and SANS will collaborate on the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy, a program for women who are graduating, recently graduated, unemployed, or career changers.

The SANS academy’s goal is to not only encourage women to enter the cybersecurity workforce, but also match talented, employment-ready women with compelling cybersecurity jobs. The program will provide a selected cohort of high-potential students with tuition-free, scholarship-based cybersecurity training and certification courses, technical mentoring, and employment connection assistance.

SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy

The SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy is an intensive, accelerated training program that provides SANS world class training and GIAC certifications to quickly and effectively launch careers in cybersecurity.

There are two types of SANS Immersion Academies: Customized and Open. Our Customized Immersion
Academies include our popular VetSuccess program. The Customized Academy allows employers or sponsors to choose the curriculum that best meets the needs of their organization.

The Immersion Academy Core Curricula offers a two or three course option:

Two Course

  1. SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Boot Camp Style
  2. SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Hand ling

Three Course

  1. SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Boot Camp Style
  2. SEC504: Hacker Techniques, Exploits & Incident Handling

Third course chosen from electives generally includes:

  • FOR500 Windows Forensic Analysis
  • SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender
  • SEC503 Intrusion Detection In-Depth
  • SEC542 Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking
  • SEC560 Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking

* All SANS courses available to customize curriculum to meet sponsor needs

For transitioning service members and qualified candidates, the Academy provides advanced technical training, industry-recognized certifications, and connections to leading employers in cybersecurity. For employers, it's a faster, more reliable, and less expensive way to find, train, certify, and employ highly qualified cybersecurity talent.

Qualified candidates of the program receive a full scholarship for the training and certification in their cohort. Academy details can be found on the Current Academies page.


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Learn more about the SANS CyberTalent Immersion Academy by listening to a recent BrightTalk webinar at