As a high school teacher and college professor, Fred has had a lot of experience with Learning Management Systems and he’s here to give you some tips and tricks on leveraging your LMS as a tool for cyber competition coaching.
By David Zeichick
Ever wonder what path you should take to get a job in Cyber Security? Two-year or four-year degree? Certificate? What to major in? David endeavors to give you enough information to choose the path which is best for you. We're also interested in your experiences—please tell us what your journey has been like in the comments!
Fred is an educator who teaches cybersecurity at the high school level. When he inherited his school's cyber team, administration paid no attention. Seven years later, his entire school benefits from great press, visionary leadership, and students who are learning hands-on, competing, and excelling. Read to find out how you can gain support for NCL at your school!
Do other cybersecurity competitions make you feel like you just stumbled into a crowded room with toilet paper hanging off your shoes? That won't happen here. Hush1e talks about the diverse community of NCL players, where we all go to find support, and what all of us (including you!) gain from playing together, regardless of skill level.
Fred has been teaching cybersecurity for about 15 years. No matter where he's taught, girls have been rare in mixed-gender classes. Fred discusses gender bias and answers the question, "How do you get girls into your classroom?" The answer may surprise you! It turns out that students who won't join a class (yet) will still join a CTF!
It's the post that NCL doesn't want you to read! (Or maybe, now that there's a Forensics domain, it does!) Fred gives his uncensored opinion as an educator on the merits and faults of the major competitions, shows you where to find lesser-known CTFs, and exposes the most evil challenge he's ever come across.
Fred's story is an unusual one, because he's never competed in NCL! He was first introduced to it when a student appeared to be goofing off in class. Fred has since become an invaluable resource for other coaches and anyone who needs help bringing NCL to their school.
Would you pass up an opportunity to eat pizza with your friends and argue over the right way to solve a cryptography challenge? Fred reveals time-honored techniques for breaking down the barriers to fun and learning by osmosis.
As a Lead Player Ambassador and high school student himself, wolfshirtz speaks with the utmost authority on the benefits of starting NCL early. You'll network, build self-esteem and professional skills, and set yourself up for long-term success, all while having a blast!