During the NCL Games, it is inevitable that you'll make mistakes, but in order to be a better player you need to learn from those mistakes. Jeana Byte is here to discuss her most common mistakes and how she fixed them in order to become a better player.
Check out this blog for tips on how to run your NCL team if you're a student coach!
Understanding ways to boost your confidence can help you succeed in life. Here ZeroTrail shares some tips that can help with boosting your confidence during the NCL Games.
Slack is a messaging platform where you can communicate live with other NCL players and the competition organizers. During competitions, alerts such as challenge clarifications are broadcast on Slack. Between competitions, players share tips and war stories, and search for teammates. In this article, Paul discusses Slack etiquette and how to navigate the channels.
Warning: If you've been a long-time Windows GUI user, the Linux terminal may induce culture shock. But did you know that Windows has its own command line interface (CLI) that's not too different from Linux Terminal? Ghostinth3machine guides you through Windows CLI, where you can explore command-line basics in familiar surroundings!
FiFi aka "ZeroTrail"
Using Kali Linux on a virtual machine is recommended by the NCL Game-makers(*), but why? ZeroTrail explains the perks of VMs, where to go for help setting yours up, which tools are off-limits during the Games, and which tools and operating systems will serve you the most—not only in the NCL Games, but in your future career as a cybersecurity pro!
FiFi aka "ZeroTrail"
You want to develop your skillz, but you aren't sure where to start. Maybe starting with a competition like NCL is intimidating. Did you know there are games you can play on your own, before the NCL Games begin? ZeroTrail advocates for war games as the best way for beginners to learn command line and for experts to hone their skills!
NCL veterans, we see you pushing for top 100 (and higher!) on the leaderboard. Out of thousands of players and hundreds of teams, someone has to be number 1—and it could be you! Paul breaks down the criteria for ranking and shares pro tips for keeping your accuracy while scoring all the points, even as a team. You'll never look at caffeine the same way again!
Aaron James has a story he likes to tell people about the more intimidating challenge categories in NCL, sprinkled with tools and tips for success in Enumeration and Exploitation. Spoiler Alert: The hardest part isn't the difficulty of the challenges!