Cisco's $10 Million in Scholarships for Cyber

mistabrumley89mistabrumley89 Posts: 356Registered Members
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  • TacoRocketTacoRocket Posts: 497Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    I applied! Thank you!
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  • mistabrumley89mistabrumley89 Posts: 356Registered Members
    No problem! Keep us updated on how everything goes. icon_study.gif

    I wish I had time to go through the training, but my plate is too full as it is.
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  • chrisonechrisone Senior Member Posts: 1,766Registered Members ■■■■■■■■□□
    Thanks! applied!
    2018 Goals: SANS Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender (complete, not going for cert), SpecterOps: Adversary Tactics Red Team OPS (complete), eCPPT (obtained), OSCP PWK (in progress), Demystifying Regular Expressions (in progress), SLAE, OSCE CTP
  • MooseboostMooseboost Posts: 759Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    I applied as well. It would be really nice to get in on it as I am trying to transition more to that side of things. If not, I will still look into it. It is interesting that Cisco is putting a lot of effort into this - I wonder if they will push the track further than the associate level?
    2018 Certification Goals: OSCE
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  • mistabrumley89mistabrumley89 Posts: 356Registered Members
    I was wondering the same thing until I read the Scholarship page. Kind of looks like they are trying to funnel a wider range of people into the CCIE Security
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  • RitualRitual Posts: 66Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    I applied thank you.

    I hope they dont put too much emphasis on people with existing Cisco certifications because this would be a great way for people to get one.
    2016 goals - eJPT, MCSA Windows 10, something Linux
  • TechGromitTechGromit Completely Clueless Ontario, NY Posts: 1,818Registered Members ■■■■■■□□□□
    The requirements look promising until the Military service requirement. I did participate in a number of classified military operations in Call of Duty, I wonder if that qualifies me.
    Still searching for the corner in a round room.
  • ITSpectreITSpectre Posts: 1,040Registered Members
    TechGromit wrote: »
    I did participate in a number of classified military operations in Call of Duty, I wonder if that qualifies me.

    Yes I know we did a few together! You helped me in "turbulence" and "return to sender"
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  • doctorlexusdoctorlexus Posts: 217Registered Members
    Interesting opportunity. The application seems fairly rudimentary, though. You'd think they'd ask a lot more than they do.
  • TechytachTechytach Posts: 140Registered Members
    Wow that was surprisingly little info to apply.
  • MooseboostMooseboost Posts: 759Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    I am going to guess that there is an additional step that will needed prior to the scholarship being awarded (verification of criteria) or so I would imagine.

    Of course, the value of their "E-lead" course is likely significantly inflated and the classes may not be live. I have never taken an e-course through them before - so I can only speculate.
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  • RitualRitual Posts: 66Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    Mooseboost wrote: »
    I am going to guess that there is an additional step that will needed prior to the scholarship being awarded (verification of criteria) or so I would imagine.

    Of course, the value of their "E-lead" course is likely significantly inflated and the classes may not be live. I have never taken an e-course through them before - so I can only speculate.

    Id prefer if it was OnDemand. That way it can fit into more people's schedules. If they need a 3 month commitment during certain hours of the day, I can see that not working for a lot of people. People have to work, etc.
    2016 goals - eJPT, MCSA Windows 10, something Linux
  • spiderjerichospiderjericho Senior Member Mojave DesertPosts: 831Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Applied lol. I'm sure my military overlords aren't going to be understanding about the 3-month commitment lol.
  • TrucidoTrucido Posts: 250Registered Members
    Wish I could but:

    Basic Competency (One or more of following)

    :

    Cisco certification (CCENT or higher)

    Relevant industry certification [(ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC
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    Council, GIAC, ISACA]

    Cisco Networking Academy letter of completion (CCNA 1 and CCNA 2)

    At least 3 years’ combined experience in approved U.S. military job roles

    Windows Expertise: Microsoft (Microsoft Specialist, MCSA, MCSE), CompTIA (A+, Network+, Server+).

    Linux Expertise: CompTIA (Linux+_, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) Certification, Linux Foundation Certifications
    (LCFS, LCFE), Red Hat Certifications (RHCSA, RHCE, RHCA), Oracle Linux Certifications (OCA & OCP).



    Candidate Acknowledgment

    Planning a career in IT cybersecurity

    Complete training in 3 months


    Provide success story
    2017 Certification Goals
    CompTIA A+ [ ] CompTIA Net+ [ ] CompTIA Sec+ [ ] CCENT [ ] ITIL [ ]
  • spiderjerichospiderjericho Senior Member Mojave DesertPosts: 831Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Sorry for bumping the thread. I got an email from Cisco regarding my application. It seems like the program is geared to prepare entrants for the CCNA Cyber Ops certification not CCIE Security.

    Interested to know why they had such requirements and how it relates to their products or the DoD.
  • RitualRitual Posts: 66Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm still confused how they are going to validate I meet their requirements when they haven't asked me any questions outside of the application.

    They then sent me an email saying once they validate my qualifications there will be an assesment exam before the program starts and they would contact me.

    Do I just hope they stumble upon my LinkedIN? Or do they have access to CompTIA, Microsoft's certification database somehow?

    I hope I get a chance at this, just so many unknowns right now.
    2016 goals - eJPT, MCSA Windows 10, something Linux
  • 9bits9bits Posts: 138Registered Members
    Ritual wrote: »
    I'm still confused how they are going to validate I meet their requirements when they haven't asked me any questions outside of the application.

    They're going to send out something more thorough for people to go through in August. From there, I suppose they'll make the selections. I'm guessing the initial questionnaire was just to gauge interest.
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 862Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    9bits wrote: »
    They're going to send out something more thorough for people to go through in August. From there, I suppose they'll make the selections. I'm guessing the initial questionnaire was just to gauge interest.

    Lol. They are going to mess around and let me get certified for the ccent on the 5th. Then I will meet all the qualifications.
  • Danielh22185Danielh22185 Posts: 1,195Registered Members
    There definitely seems to be a larger emphasis of Cyber Security roles in the very recent. I like that Cisco is getting behind it because they have strong teaching foundations among technology training. It definitely makes me consider learning more security concepts. I am not sure I would want to completely transition to a SOC role but could stand to learn some near stuff through this cert track.
    Currently Studying: IE Stuff...kinda...for now...
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  • 9bits9bits Posts: 138Registered Members
    Ertaz wrote: »
    Lol. They are going to mess around and let me get certified for the ccent on the 5th. Then I will meet all the qualifications.

    You already meet the qualifications :)
  • BuzzSawBuzzSaw Posts: 258Registered Members
    They will be making all candidates go through a questionnaire process that will probably ask about current certifications and skills, followed by a small technical test of skills.

    From there I think they will make their selections.

    In my latest email they said that it will be 90 hours of work over the course of 3 months. So nothing to sneeze at, and it seems like they will expect you to be very serious about completing it.
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 862Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    BuzzSaw wrote: »
    They will be making all candidates go through a questionnaire process that will probably ask about current certifications and skills, followed by a small technical test of skills.

    From there I think they will make their selections.

    In my latest email they said that it will be 90 hours of work over the course of 3 months. So nothing to sneeze at, and it seems like they will expect you to be very serious about completing it.

    I wonder what the determining factor will be between similar candidates. Sheer technical aptitude or a scholarship based on need?
  • BuzzSawBuzzSaw Posts: 258Registered Members
    Honestly, I think they are taking all people who pass the qualifications. I think the only determining factor is qualifications and prior knowledge. After that I believe they are letting everyone it.

    I could be wrong, but when you read through the FAQs it seems like Cisco is using this as a starting point and plans to **** even more money into it over the next few years.
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 862Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    BuzzSaw wrote: »
    Honestly, I think they are taking all people who pass the qualifications. I think the only determining factor is qualifications and prior knowledge. After that I believe they are letting everyone it.

    I could be wrong, but when you read through the FAQs it seems like Cisco is using this as a starting point and plans to **** even more money into it over the next few years.

    It would be awesome to get the opportunity. CCNA - RS,SEC, Cyber, Ind, Wireless, Cloud,DC,SP, Collaboration. Enter the nonagon.
  • RitualRitual Posts: 66Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    It does seem like as long as you meet their minimum qualifications, you are in.

    The only thing im worried about at this point is wether they will have set times for training. That would exclude alot of people who have to work during the day and may only be able to attend training on the weekends or for a few hours at the end of day.

    Since its on demand learning, I'm sure the times will be "at your own conveinance".
    2016 goals - eJPT, MCSA Windows 10, something Linux
  • BuzzSawBuzzSaw Posts: 258Registered Members
    Ritual wrote: »
    It does seem like as long as you meet their minimum qualifications, you are in.

    The only thing im worried about at this point is wether they will have set times for training. That would exclude alot of people who have to work during the day and may only be able to attend training on the weekends or for a few hours at the end of day.

    Since its on demand learning, I'm sure the times will be "at your own conveinance".

    I of course cant find it now, BUT, I remember reading somewhere when this was first announced that it was on demand (IE: around your schedule). I believe its online material, videos, and then "access" to a mentor \ trainer. I think this access will consist of being able to email someone. At least that's the vibe I got. Then of course you will get your exam vouchers for you to use at your convenience as well (withing the 3 months of the start of the program)

    I think I read that in an article announcing the program, but I cant find it now.

    Will post it if I do.
  • the_Grinchthe_Grinch Posts: 4,117Registered Members ■■■■■■■■■■
    https://www.netacad.com/news/10-000-scholarships-to-launch-10-000-cybersecurity-careers

    The Details
    You commit to a 3-month training program, and to sharing your story with us. We invest in your future as a cybersecurity professional. What we provide:
    Access to 2 online, instructor-led courses with assessments
    Mentoring to help you prepare for the CCCN Cyber Ops certification exam
    Includes the cost of all exam fees
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  • dizzy_kittydizzy_kitty Posts: 95Registered Members ■■■□□□□□□□
    Has anyone heard back yet?
  • ErtazErtaz Posts: 862Registered Members ■■■■□□□□□□
    Has anyone heard back yet?

    Crickets here.
  • superbeastsuperbeast Posts: 86Registered Members ■■□□□□□□□□
    I applied. Although I don't have any Cisco certs, I do have Cisco education through my school that I have attended; in partner with Cisco/Net Academy. I am planning on pursuing Masters in Cyber Security at my school so I hope this qualifies me. I am very interested in this.
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