CyberPatriot Team Completes First Round of Global Competition
By Danielle P. ’23 and Helen V. ’23
On November 15, the CyberPatriot team completed its first competition against teams from around the world. Improving from last year, we finished round one ahead of thousands of other teams, and earned 74 more points than last year, which is an amazing feat! The competitions are each six hours long, so we all gathered together on the weekends to puzzle through each of the three scenarios. The next round is during the Distance Learning period, but we are all ready to work with the challenge that this presents our team. The CyberPatriot team leaders are Betsy A. ’21 and Gracie S. ’21, and the members who participate in the challenge are Teagan S. ’21, Danielle P. ’23, and Helen V ’23.
We are learning about three different software types and the IT jobs that work with each. We test our knowledge on Microsoft Windows 10, Windows 2019, and Ubuntu, as well as Cisco networking simulations, gathering points when we correct a mistake. There is also a networking quiz where we gather information to make an informed decision on the potential answer. We also plan to advance our knowledge more by taking modules on Cisco networking. We have two other competitions coming up, and we look forward to taking on the challenges ahead in rounds two and three, as well as preparing for the National Championship (fingers-crossed).
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