CyberCenturion

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CyberCenturion is a free to enter cyber security competition designed by the American Air Force Association and powered by Northrop Grumman, open to 12 to 18 year olds in the UK and British Overseas Territories. 

Students who take part benefit from a unique chance to develop their technical expertise as well as soft skills such as communication, teamwork and leadership – essential to succeeding in any role in cyber security today.

Students feedback:

1. Participating in the CyberCenturion competition today was extremely fun and I chose to join in to learn more about cyber security as this was a topic in computer science which I was particularly interested in. 

The best part of the competition was the satisfaction we gained after receiving our first few points. This was very exciting as it meant that we were on the right track to earning as many points and solving as many tasks/challenges as possible.

 The competition was a great way to challenge ourselves with problems we may not have ever been able to discover had we not decided to enter; it was also fun working with other students in a team.

My experience here will be of immense value in my journey in computer science as it gave me an insight on tasks that adults in cyber-related departments would have to face on a day-to-day basis. I also learnt a lot of code throughout the experience which will definitely be of use in the future and I managed to successfully carry out various tasks such as deleting unwanted files and creating groups to put users in.

The competition has been such a stimulating experience and I cannot wait to participate in future rounds. 

Hayley Lower V

2. Participating in the CyberCenturion competition today was extremely fun and I chose to join in to learn more about cyber security as this was a topic in computer science which I was particularly interested in.

The best part of the competition was the satisfaction we gained after receiving our first few points. This was very exciting as it meant that we were on the right track to earning as many points and solving as many tasks/challenges as possible.

The competition was a great way to challenge ourselves with problems we may not have ever been able to discover had we not decided to enter and it was also fun working with other students in a team.

My experience here will be of immense value in my journey in computer science as it gave me an insight on tasks that adults in cyber related departments would have to face on a day-to-day basis. I also learnt a lot of code throughout the experience which will definitely be of use in the future and I managed to successfully carry out various tasks such as deleting unwanted files and creating groups to put users in.

The competition has been such a stimulating experience and I cannot wait to participate in future rounds.

Zihan Lower V

Participating in the CyberCenturion competition was a very exciting experience. A few weeks ago, I chose to join this competition to learn more about cyber security and develop this skill further.

In my opinion, the best part of the competition was the process of working out the answer and exploring different things on the computer that we’ve never seen before to solve the problem. To solve the problems it also required teamwork skills, when everyone was contributing opinions and we were working together as a group.

The competition overall was a great experience, and I have learnt so much about cyber security.

Alisa & Bhakti Lower V

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