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Now Open: Cyber Skilling for Federal Employees!

Are you looking to join the cybersecurity community, take a different direction in your career, or add cybersecurity to your resume? Then you should apply for the Federal Cyber Defense Skilling Academy

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Federal Cyber Defense Skilling Academy provides its students an opportunity to focus on professional growth through an intense, full-time, three-month accelerated training program. The coursework is mapped to the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity (NICE Framework) and provides students with valuable hands-on experience to practice new skills in lab environments.

  • Who Can Apply? Full-time, civilian federal employees in any job series are eligible to apply to the Skilling Academy.
     
  • When does the Skilling Academy take place? The first few Skilling Academies have already started, however, there is still time to apply to other cohorts before the program application closes!
FY24 Application and Program Dates
Academy NumberProgram Start/End DateApplications Close
Cyber Defense Analyst Pathway Cohort 11 and 12May 6 - August 14, 2024April 9, 2024
Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst PathwayApril 22 - July 24, 2024March 15, 2024
Cyber Defense Incident Responder PathwayMay 20 - August 21, 2024April 19, 2024
Vulnerability Assessment Analyst PathwayJune 17 - September 16, 2024May 10, 2024
  • How to Apply: Interested applicants must submit a complete application package. Visit the Federal Cyber Defense Skilling Academy for more information. Make sure to check out the Frequently Asked Questions section as well.

For any additional questions, please contact us at SkillingAcademy@cisa.dhs.gov. The Skilling Academy will generally respond to all emails within three business days.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to refocus your future! Those looking to join the cybersecurity community or learn cybersecurity skills are encouraged to apply!