As of April 2018, Cyber Ops Scholarship Still accepting applications

yoba222yoba222 Posts: 885Member ■■■■□□□□□□
Woo Hoo!

Thought I missed the boat on this but applied anyways maybe 3 weeks ago. Just got the invite email. The message is for Cohort 7, July - Nov 2018, and there are 2000 spots left of the original 10,000.

I just need to ensure I don't screw up the entrance exam.

I hope this post causes a few other forum members that missed the boat last year to get into the scholarship too!
Obtained: A+ | Network+ | Security+ | CySA+ | PenTest+ | CAPM | eJPT | CCNA R&S | CCNA CyberOps | GCIH | LFCS
2018: Virtual Hacking Labs
2019: eCPPT &/or OSCP | CISSP

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  • tripleatriplea Senior Member UKPosts: 166Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    I might still be in with a shot then as I signed up last week icon_smile.gif
  • someperson49someperson49 Member Posts: 82Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Where did you sign up?

    I signed up along time ago but never got a response.
  • shochanshochan Senior Member ArkansasPosts: 737Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    According to a few friends I sent the link to, they said signing up is now closed. wth?
    2018 goals -> PenTest+ Beta (failed), Linux+ Beta (pending results), CEH (mid Dec)
    2019 goals -> Linux+ 103/104 (Jan/Mar/Depends on Beta results), KLCP (June), RHCSA (Dec)
  • someperson49someperson49 Member Posts: 82Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Just got an email for the same, Cohort 7, July - Nov 2018, done step 1 and now waiting for the entrance test.

    Hope that is not too difficult.
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    Same email received by me as well
  • CellshadeCellshade Posts: 6Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    Congrats guys! Yeah I think I signed up a few weeks ago myself but I'm not sure If I actually signed up or "signed up for more information" since lol it was only about three boxes. Hopefully I actually signed up and hear something myself *fingers crossed*. Seems whatever form that was there is now gone.
  • McxRisleyMcxRisley Eye of Barad-dûr Posts: 435Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I signed up last week and just took the entrance exam today and passed, so hopefully I get in.
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    Just had the link for the 2nd part. Will complete tonight
  • someperson49someperson49 Member Posts: 82Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    For those who have done the entrance test, without breaking the NDA, are you able to say what the test covers?
  • J_86J_86 Posts: 262Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I signed up a few months ago and just got the email Monday. I took the pre-qualifications exam tonight and passed. Looking forward to hopefully taking advantage of this training/cert!
  • J_86J_86 Posts: 262Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    For those who have done the entrance test, without breaking the NDA, are you able to say what the test covers?

    Looking at your cert list, I wouldn't be worried about it. Covers some of the very basics anyone with entirely level IT would know, but there were currently a few questions that I missed.
  • shochanshochan Senior Member ArkansasPosts: 737Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    For those who have done the entrance test, without breaking the NDA, are you able to say what the test covers?

    It has like 30 questions on the pre-exam, which will focus on Linux, Security, Windows from what I can recall...I took it way back in late 2016 or early 2017...but they stuck me in the last Cohort (7).
    2018 goals -> PenTest+ Beta (failed), Linux+ Beta (pending results), CEH (mid Dec)
    2019 goals -> Linux+ 103/104 (Jan/Mar/Depends on Beta results), KLCP (June), RHCSA (Dec)
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    mine was 73 questions
  • fabostrongfabostrong Posts: 210Member
    I was pretty happy about this. Didn't think I'd get the chance but received an email on April 16th to do the Intake Survey. Then yesterday I received another email saying to take the Prequalification Exam and it had to be done the same day. Passing was a 75. Managed to get an 81. Hopefully that will be enough to get me in the program.
  • someperson49someperson49 Member Posts: 82Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Did the test and passed.

    You really need to have studied some basic Microsoft, Cisco, Security and Linux.
  • djmd808djmd808 Posts: 15Member ■□□□□□□□□□
    I was in cohort 5 (just finished today as a matter of fact) and on our FAQ about moving cohorts, it says that they are not accepting any more moves because cohorts 6 and 7 are full. Now, that's not to say that if you are already "in process" for 7 that you aren't getting in. If you were invited to take the "test" and you pass it, you are probably good to go. But I believe 7 will be the last cohort.
  • SpiegelSpiegel Taco Tuesday FLPosts: 205Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    What are the requirements to be eligible to take opportunity for this scholarship?
    Degree: WGU B.S. Information Technology - Security [In-Progress]
    Current Certs: A+ | N+ | S+ | MTA: OSF | CIW: SDA | ITIL: F
    Currently Working On: CCENT


    2018 Goals: CIW-SDA [X], Security+ [X], CCENT [ ], Project+ [ ], CCNA [ ]
    Future Certs: Linux+ | CCNA Security | CCNP: Routing & Switching | CCNP: Security | MCSA: Win 10
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    It's closed for good now so an irelevant question really
  • McxRisleyMcxRisley Eye of Barad-dûr Posts: 435Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    I just received my acceptance email a few minutes ago, time for more resume fodder!
    I'm not allowed to say what my previous occupation was, but let's just say it rhymes with architect.
  • J_86J_86 Posts: 262Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Just received an email I was accepted to Cohort 7! Anyone else?
  • Welly_59Welly_59 Posts: 431Member
    Had mine as well
  • SvobodaSvoboda Posts: 95Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    I'm in Cohort 6 and according to the login page, Cohort 7 will be the last cohort available.
  • J_86J_86 Posts: 262Member ■■□□□□□□□□
    Svoboda wrote: »
    I'm in Cohort 6 and according to the login page, Cohort 7 will be the last cohort available.


    Yeah it says this will be the last one in the email as well. Really glad I was able to get in, already started reviewing the book for SECFND.
  • someperson49someperson49 Member Posts: 82Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    Got in as well.

    Anyone know what the deadlines are to sit the exams?
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