Are there minimum laptop or device requirements?
• Windows 10 or higher OS
• Processor: Intel i5 or equivalent (Ryzen 5 3500u) required, i7 or equivalent preferred
• RAM: 16GB
• 256 GB Hard drive, SSD preferred
• IOS/Android phone (for Fortinet App)
• Webcam and a microphone for daily engagement. Yes, live engagement is mandatory.
• Software: Microsoft Teams, VMware Player (latest version) with Kali Linux image
• Additional monitor
• Solid Internet Connection
• Divergence can provide limited technical support in class for Mac and Linux OS
How do I pay for my classes?
There are several payment options available for you to choose from. These include student loans, VA tuition reimbursement, grants, and even income share agreements. We do not currently offer any scholarships.
What mentoring or tutoring support is available?
Cohorts typically range from 1 students who benefit from networking relationships with instructors. Our instructors greatly impact students beyond content, frequently in mentor-like roles. This personalized attention helps learners connect past experiences to new learning and to figure out their new pathways.Beyond the general classroom, teammates benefit from small-group study and lab work. Plus, each cohort has a primary point of contact for individual supports.
Does it matter if I don’t have IT experience or if I’m at a beginner-level?
Our students come to us with different levels of technical knowledge. Each cohort is diverse in experience and interests. Success is measured in individual growth. We empower you to move forward regardless of what level you are starting at.
How long does it take to complete a program or finish the studies?
Immersive programs are 400 hours. We currently have three options to serve diverse needs: 10 weeks of 8-hr class, 20 weeks of 4-hr class, and 20 weekends of 10-hr class. Programs end, but learning never does. Former students will always be part of our alumni network and our school. The programs connect learning across topics, and it will be necessary to continue studying after the program ends especially in prep for certifications. Alternatively, we also hold weekday classes from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. CT.
Will Divergence Academy find me a job when I complete my studies?
We work closely with our students throughout the job search process. When requested, we assist with the following:
1. Interview coaching
2. Resume preparation
3. Access to job placement network
Are classes remote or in-person?
We understand that some people learn better in a designated learning environment, and some prefer remote classes, so we provide options for both. If you do decide to visit our facilities, you will do so here: 14665 Midway Road Ste 220, Addison, TX 75001. This is a big unknown in today’s world with COVID impacts. Currently, all programs are remote, but our campus is open for students to use our space, our computers, or just our Wi-Fi. Looking ahead to 2023, we are looking at various options to offer a uniquely immersive experience in in-person delivery.
Can I attend Divergence Academy from overseas?
Because of our remote learning options, Americans can attend our classes from anywhere in the world, as long as they have a strong internet connection and keep proper track of time zone differences. International students are also welcome to join our Data Science Immersive and Cybersecurity Penetration Tester courses. However, we do not know whether local companies will feel open to sponsoring a visa, and we do not provide visa assistance. Top corporations around the world partner with us to train employees for the future of technology. We are also committed to serving individual students and military vets. Contact us
to get started today.