This post features students who took part in the free CyberStart America programme. CyberStart America helps high school students in the US discover their talent, advance their skills and win scholarships with free access to CyberStart.
Jes, Jared and Ruiling share what they enjoyed about CyberStart!
Would you recommend CyberStart to your friends and why?
Jes: Yes. It was a fun experience and I would encourage my friends to do it, so they can get influenced in this field and see if they like doing it.
Ruiling: Yes. It was a wonderful experience! It served as a jumping-off point for me to dive into the world of computer science and cybersecurity. The challenges forced me to problem-solve and think like a computer scientist!
Jared: Yes. It’s a great opportunity for my friends that are interested in developing skills in this field.
The challenges forced me to problem-solve and think like a computer scientist!
What have you enjoyed about CyberStart?
Jes: I enjoyed the challenges and being able to compete and complete levels with my friends.
Ruiling: The challenges (they were tough but manageable!).
Jared: The challenges were the highlight and were the most enjoyable. They pushed my brain to think outside the box and allowed me to grow.
The challenges were the highlight and were the most enjoyable!
How would you describe CyberStart to other students to encourage them to give it a try?
Jes: CyberStart is such a great platform to use, even if you are new or already experienced. You go through lots of levels ranging from different topics and have a great time while completing it!
Ruiling: Do your best! It isn’t really about the awards (although those are nice!). It’s about learning skills that can actually help you in the real world – whether or not you actually go into cybersecurity. I think the skills you develop through the game area are applicable to SO MANY other fields, and it’s useful to know a trick or two.
Jared: I’d describe CyberStart as a self-paced platform that provides different learning opportunities and challenges for people of all levels.
Do your best! It isn’t really about the awards (although those are nice!). It’s about learning skills that can actually help you in the real world!