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6 CyberStart America students share their CyberStart experience

6 CyberStart America students share their CyberStart experience

This post features students who took part in the CyberStart America programme.

We asked six students to share their thoughts on the CyberStart America programme and what they enjoyed about playing CyberStart.

Max, Isaac, Siddh, Matavai, Emily and Keilahna tell us their favourite aspects of CyberStart America.

Max - Oak Park High School, California

It was a great experience, and I look forward to another year!

CyberStart student

In CyberStart America, the sky is the limit! There will always be more challenging problems to continue your journey with. The techniques are fun, and the successes are especially rewarding.

The challenge, the appreciation for the usefulness and importance of cybersecurity, and the skills that will continue to be useful were all major parts of my enjoyment of this program.

It was a great experience, and I look forward to another year!

Isaac - Homeschool, Indiana

CyberStart America is full of very fun challenges to get your foot in the door of cybersecurity.

CyberStart student

CyberStart America has been super fun, challenging, and educational. I actually recommended it to one of my friends who is interested in computers as well. It’s a great learning experience, and I would recommend it to anyone.

CyberStart America is full of very fun challenges to get your foot in the door of cybersecurity. I learned a ton about cybersecurity from CyberStart, which I knew little about before starting.

I enjoyed the HQ base primarily; it was the most fun and challenging for me. I learned a ton about different tools used for cybersecurity.

Siddh - Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School, Texas

I enjoyed the program and feel that it helped me explore cybersecurity as a potential career option.

CyberStart student

I enjoyed the program and feel that it helped me explore cybersecurity as a potential career option. I have a couple of friends who are currently searching for what they’d like to pursue in college. This would be very useful to learn more about cybersecurity so they can see if they are interested.

I enjoyed the challenges and their point systems to add extra encouragement to keep going by structuring the learning experience as a simulation/game. I also liked the interface to learn about cybersecurity and the resources provided on the website.

Matavai - Tafuna High School, American Samoa

If anyone needs fun and education, it’s CYBERSTART!

CyberStart America is a great program that helps you develop your way of thinking. It helps you develop code-breaking skills. It’s a program that helps you earn funds for college as well! CyberStart is a much-recommended site if you want to have fun and learn at the same time!

CyberStart was fun to do! It was user-friendly and whenever I got stuck, there was always a guide! It helped develop my way of thinking and comprehending.

I’ve enjoyed trying to crack the codes. I enjoyed feeling like a secret agent helping out the team. I enjoyed learning about code-breaking (something that I really didn’t know about).

I’m just really happy I got to be a part of the programme. If anyone needs fun and education, it’s CYBERSTART. It encourages you to crack the codes and actually assists you when you’re stuck.

Emily - William P Clements High School, Texas

I went from knowing nothing about cybersecurity a few years ago to doing well enough to place in the top 250 at the National Cyber Scholar Competition this year.

CyberStart America provides a very thorough guide to teach inexperienced students what tools they need and how to use these tools to solve fun cybersecurity challenges.

I went from knowing nothing about cybersecurity a few years ago to doing well enough to place in the top 250 at the National Cyber Scholarship Competition this year, thanks to the resources published by CyberStart America.

I enjoyed all of the care that went into making the website and interface fun and easy to use. I also liked talking to my friends about the problems we finished solving and bouncing ideas off of each other for the problems we hadn’t solved yet.

Keilahna - Fernley High School, Nevada

This program opened my mind to all the different possibilities and career paths I can take with a degree in computer science.

I enjoyed every aspect of CyberStart America.

This program opened my mind to all the different possibilities and career paths I can take with a degree in computer science. I really enjoyed every activity and was constantly learning something new and being challenged, which I find fun.

Want to try out cyber security techniques like our players in a fun, gamified environment? Play CyberStart today!

All of the programmes below are entirely free, and feature CyberStart!

CyberStart America

What is it? A fun programme developed to help you discover your talent, advance your skills and win scholarships in cyber security.

Who’s it for? 13-18 year old high school students in the US only.

Awesome! How can I find out more?

www.cyberstartamerica.org

Cyber FastTrack

What is it? The fastest and most cost-effective route to a career in cyber security via free training and exclusive scholarship opportunities.

Who’s it for? College students in the US only.

Great! How can I find out more?

www.cyber-fasttrack.org