18+ years of age;
Cisco certification (CCENT or higher);
Relevant industry certification [(ISC)2, CompTIA Security+, EC-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).
In the new digital era, organizations rely on cybersecurity to protect themselves, enable trust, move faster, add value, and grow. As the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks rises, organizations are experiencing a significant shortage of IT professionals with cybersecurity skills.
To help close this security skills gap, Cisco is introducing the Global Cybersecurity Scholarship program. Cisco will invest $10 million in this two-year program to increase the pool of talent with critical cybersecurity proficiency. Cisco also has enhanced its security certification portfolio with a new Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Cyber Ops certification and a revised Cisco CCIE Security certification.
Scholarship awards are available from August 1, 2016, until the end of July 2017.
Scholarship Award Details
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have these qualifications:
Basic competency (one or more of the following):
Complete the form at the right to start the sign-up process. For more information:
Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American corporation technology company headquartered in San Jose, California, that designs, manufactures and sells networking equipment worldwide. It is the largest networking company in the world. The stock was added to the Dow Jones Industrial Average on June 8, 2009, and is also included in the S&P 500 Index, the Russell 1000 Index, NASDAQ-100 Index and the Russell 1000 Growth Stock Index.
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