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    Default Hampton Roads Area

    FYI, for those in the area.

    As part of an effort to prep the local workforce, TNCC has eceived funding from the state to fund a Workforce Certification Grant. TNCC is running a 5 week CISSP prep class, which includes a voucher for taking the class. The grant essentially funds 2/3 of the class, and does not have an income requirement.

    the other grant is called FANTIC and is income restricted. The CISSP. Is eligible for the FANTIC also. If you get the FANTIC grant, the grant covers all but 10% of the first third off the cost. Exam voucher is included.

    Tl;dr...

    WCG - no income restriction. CISSP prep with exam voucher is right around $500-600.

    FANTIC - income restricted. CISSP prep with exam voucher is under $100.

    I am getting my application today. Thought I would share the love for those in the Hampton Roads area.
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    Wow, I wished I lived there to take advantage of this. With the local gov't in our are, we don't see these types of initiatives.
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    Just wanted to bump this up.

    The upcoming class starts on July 10th. Right now, it appears I am the only person registered, so the class may get pushed back.

    If you are in the Hampton Roads area, and are considering the CISSP exam, you should seriously consider taking this course. Even without the grant, the cost is very reasonable, and the grant makes it even more so.

    We need 4 enrolled to keep the class in July. Surely, there are 3 more of you in the area?!
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    How do you apply for the grant?
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    The grant application was a single sheet, front and back, if I recall correctly. For the WCG, the only real requirement is that you have been a Virginia resident for at least 12 months. It's been a while since I put my application in, so best answers will come from the Workforce Development Center. Phone is 757-825-2937.

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    I live about 1 1/2 hours away. Too far to drive every night...bummer.
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    It's only two nights a week, if that helps.

    /grin
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    I'm going to take a look since I'm in the Va Beach area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibtech View Post
    It's only two nights a week, if that helps.

    /grin
    Screw it, I'm going for it lol. Can't beat that price for class and exam voucher.
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    1.5 hours. That means Richmond area.

    Easy commute. I did it for three years

    First beer in the "study group" is on me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibtech View Post
    1.5 hours. That means Richmond area.

    Easy commute. I did it for three years

    First beer in the "study group" is on me.
    Do you know how long it takes to get the approval for the grant? Or is it instant once they verify residency?
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    Not sure on the timeline, but if you feel like it is dragging, let me know.

    They know me on sight now...
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    I sent them my resume and will go early Monday morning to drop off application and residency documents.

    Was just curious if it takes a while or not. I suppose it only takes a few days since it's a grant? I leave the country on Tuesday for a week so need to get everything filed before then.
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    Just let them know you will be out of country for a bit, and need to make sure everything is in hand. They are pretty good about working through it.

    Send me a PM once you have dropped your stuff off, and I can check in on it for you, if you like.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jibtech View Post

    The upcoming class starts on July 10th. Right now, it appears I am the only person registered, so the class may get pushed back.

    If you are in the Hampton Roads area, and are considering the CISSP exam, you should seriously consider taking this course. Even without the grant, the cost is very reasonable, and the grant makes it even more so.

    We need 4 enrolled to keep the class in July. Surely, there are 3 more of you in the area?!
    I have some friends I'm going to forward this info on to...I'm surprised there is not Air Force personnel out of Langley not jumping all over this.
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    TBH, they haven't done a great job getting the word out. That is a big part of why I wanted to let this crowd know.
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    Just checked in with the folks at TNCC. They think have everything for you, ITSec14.

    Let's go folks. Need a couple more of you to sign up and get that CISSP!!
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    I am hoping they offer this in August or September so I can get approval from my work for them to pay for the training instead of going out of pocket. Just can't swing this in July unfortunately but thanks for bringing this to my attention.
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