Application Period: May 15 – June 30, 2018
Academy Dates: August 9 – September 28, 2018
What Is ISLA?
How It Works
How To Apply
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the cost for the ISLA?
The cost is $4800 per participant.
When does the ISLA start and end?
ISLA runs from August 9th – September 28th.
What level of expertise and experience are you seeking from a candidate?
ISLA registration is open to information security personnel, tech-savvy IT, and aspiring ISOs passionate about security.
How many days per week are the training sessions for this academy?
The training schedule varies depending on the week, students can anticipate attending class 3-5 days a week. There are 19.5 days of formal instruction.
What are the core hours for the training?
Classes will start promptly at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm
What specific topics are covered in the curriculum, and how in depth is the training?
The course topics have been carefully selected to provide a mindful blend of both technical and soft skills critical for the state’s information security workforce. Many courses are 2 to 5 day sessions, utilizing the entire week for training.
Specific topics are the following:
- CompTIA S+ including certification exam (5 days)
- Effective Presentations (2 days)
- Change Management (1 day)
- FIPS 199/200 and NIST Risk Management Framework (5 days)
- How to be an Internal Consultant (1 day)
- Field trip: CDT SOC, California Cybersecurity Integration Center and CHP (1 day)
- ISO Foundations (3 days)
- Digital First Responder and table top exercise (2 days)
Where will the training be held?
All training sessions will be held at the California Department of Technology’s Training and Education Center in Rancho Cordova, located at 10860 Gold Center Drive. Parking is free.
Field trip is in Rancho Cordova and surrounding area.
Do I have to attend all the training sessions to remain in the academy?
ISLA is an 8 week commitment and requires full participation in the formal training.