BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 30, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SANS Institute today announced that they will offer 100% scholarship-based cybersecurity training in the DC Metro area as part of the VetSuccess Academy program.
The SANS VetSuccess Academy provides transitioning veterans and active duty military spouses with advanced technical training, industry-recognized GIAC certifications, and connections to leading employers in cybersecurity. For employers, the program is a faster, more reliable, and less expensive way to find, train, certify and employ qualified cybersecurity talent.
Eligible participants will take and complete the qualifying assessment and based on the results, may be invited to interview for the program. The application process is now open and the last date to request the qualifying exam is Tuesday, February 14, 2017. The first course is scheduled to begin at Tysons Corner, VA, on March 20, 2017.
"Transitioning veterans and their spouses are a perfect way to fill the gap in the supply and demand for qualified cybersecurity professionals. Our VetSuccess Academy provides transitioning service members with valuable skills and a solid career path," said Max Shuftan, Business Development Manager of SANS CyberTalent. "Our VetSuccess Program has been very successful to date and we are pleased to help employers find great new employees with the skills they require."
The VetSuccess Academy includes three world-class SANS Institute training courses and upon completion of each course; participants will take the associated GIAC exam before starting the next course.
1. SEC401: SANS Security Essentials Bootcamp Style (GSEC)
2. SEC504: Hacker Tools, Techniques, Exploits and Incident Handling (GCIH)
3. 3rd course chosen from five (5) electives:
- FOR408: Windows Forensic Analysis (GCFE)
- SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (GCFA)
- SEC503: Intrusion Detection In-Depth (GCIA)
- SEC542: Web App Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GWAPT)
- SEC560: Network Penetration Testing and Ethical Hacking (GPEN)
"Completing the VetSuccess Academy not only influenced my career plans, it defined them. The education and certifications opened doors that were inaccessible to me otherwise," says Ed Russell, VetSuccess graduate and retired USAF Senior Staff Sergeant.
About SANS Institute
The SANS Institute was established in 1989 as a cooperative research and education organization. SANS is the most trusted and, by far, the largest provider of cyber security training and certification to professionals at governments and commercial institutions world-wide. Renowned SANS instructors teach over 50 different courses at more than 200 live cyber security training events as well as online. GIAC, an affiliate of the SANS Institute, validates employee qualifications via 30 hands-on, technical certifications in information security. The SANS Technology Institute, a regionally accredited independent subsidiary, offers master's degrees in cyber security. SANS offers a myriad of free resources to the InfoSec community including consensus projects, research reports, and newsletters; it also operates the Internet's early warning system--the Internet Storm Center. At the heart of SANS are the many security practitioners, representing varied global organizations from corporations to universities, working together to help the entire information security community. (www.sans.org)
SOURCE SANS Institute