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(ISC)2 Foundation Offers Scholarships for US Military Veterans to Become Security Professionals
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Tue, 2 Jul 2013 05:57:17 +0000 (UTC)

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By William Knowles
Senior Editor
InfoSec News
July 2, 2013

The U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship, presented in a partnership between (ISC)2 Foundation and Booz Allen Hamilton, provides underwriting for training, textbooks, phone application-enabled study materials, certification testing and placement of qualified* returning veterans who served in the United States Military. This program will focus on four (ISC)2 certifications that will better position returning veterans to transition into the civilian workforce: SSCP, CISSP, CAP and CSSLP (or Associate of CISSP or Associate of SSCP).

Applicant Pool

Numerous job ratings within the military require security certification under DOD 8570, however many service men and women perform tasks that would prepare them for work in information security if they received additional training. Individuals qualifying for the U.S.A. Cyber Warrior Scholarship would need to have performed certain IT-related functions while in the service. A list of those functions is included in the application form.

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