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The application period for the Vulnerability Assessment Analyst Pathway closes on May 10, 2024, at 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Federal Cyber Defense Skilling Academy provides full-time federal employees an opportunity to focus on professional growth through an intense, full-time, three-month accelerated training program. Those looking to learn the baseline knowledge, skills, and abilities of a Vulnerability Assessment Analyst (VAA) are encouraged to apply. 

Program Dates

This session of the Vulnerability Assessment Analyst (VAA) pathway is held virtually and runs from  June 17, 2024, through September 16, 2024 with a mandatory New Student Orientation scheduled for June 12, 2024.

If accepted, you will be required to participate Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, excluding federal holidays. Please note that you will not be able to maintain your alternative work schedule during the program. It is expected that you will return to your regular duty assignment during breaks unless your home agency has approved leave.

Application Deadline

Applications for this session of the Vulnerability Assessment Analyst (VAA) pathway are due by 12:00 p.m. ET on May 10, 2024.

Acceptance Notification

Applicants for the Vulnerability Assessment Analyst (VAA) session will receive an email of acceptance or denial no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on May 22, 2024

Please note, accepted applicants are required to attend the mandatory virtual orientation  on Wednesday, June 12, 2024. The accepted applicant’s supervisor will also be invited to attend the orientation. It is highly recommended that supervisors attend the first half of orientation.

How to Apply

Please visit the How to Apply section of the Skilling Academy webpage for details on how to apply.

Contact Us

Please visit the Skilling Academy FAQ page before applying. If you have further questions and inquiries, please contact the Federal Cyber Defense Skilling Academy at SkillingAcademy@cisa.dhs.gov.

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