> Reskilling Cohort 2Cohort 2 of the Federal Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy was open to ALL Federal employees. Individuals who do not work in the IT field and have no IT experience were also welcome to apply.
The application closed on May 15, 2019. After submitting an initial application, all applicants were required to complete two assessments to determine their aptitude for the program. Assessments were sent on a rolling basis. All assessments were due by May 22, 2019 at 5pm.
The program notified selected participants beginning June 10, 2019. Cohort 2 training runs July 8 through September 20, 2019. See below for a full training timeline, a program schedule, and frequently asked questions.
Thank you for your interest. Applications are now closed.
> Program Timeline
ApplyThe application process will begin on April 22.
Application DeadlineThe program will no longer accept applications after May 15.
AssessmentsWe will distribute assessments to applicants on a rolling basis. The assessment period ends May 22.
SelectionThe program will interview and select applicants.
We will notify applicants of their selection starting June 10. Participants must confirm their participation by June 21.
TrainingTraining will run from July 8 through September 20, 2019.
> Training Program Schedule
|START DATE||END DATE||TRAINING||LOCATION|
|7/8/2019||7/12/2019||Linux Familiarization (non IT professionals only)||Germantown, MD|
|7/15/2019||7/19/2019||Sec Fund / Win Familiarization (non IT professionals only)||Germantown, MD|
|7/29/2019||8/2/2019||Protocol Analysis / Intrusion Detection||Germantown, MD|
|8/5/2019||8/9/2019||Incident Handling||Germantown, MD|
|8/19/2019||8/23/2019||Network Defense / Network Attack||Germantown, MD|
|8/26/2019||8/29/2019||Network Attack / Practical Exercises||Germantown, MD|
|9/9/2019||9/13/2019||Capture The Flag / Refresher / CYBRScore Assessments||Germantown, MD|
|9/16/2019||9/20/2019||King of the Hill / Refresher / CYBRScore Assessments||Germantown, MD|
> Frequently Asked Questions
How much of my time will the Academy take up?The Academy is a three month program with eight weeks of in-person training and will be a full-time commitment during the live, in-person training classes in Germantown, MD. Participants will be expected to perform self-study between live classes, working through online material, completing labs, and studying for assessments. While individuals may work through the Academy’s on-demand materials at different speeds, we expect the Academy to be a full-time or nearly full-time commitment for the duration of the program. Please work with your supervisor to ensure that you can fulfill the Academy requirements.
When will I hear about my application status?We will review applications throughout May and June 2019. The admissions team may contact some applicants with additional questions or for a brief interview. We will notify all applicants of the status of their application by June 10.
What are the application dates?Applications will open on April 22, 2019, and close at 5:00pm EDT on May 15, 2019.
The Academy will review applications and assessment scores through June 10, 2019. We will communicate final decisions to each applicant beginning on June 10, 2019.