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Getting started with the CyberStart Field Manual

Getting started with the CyberStart Field Manual

Get help with CyberStart challenges via video tutorials and guides in CyberStart’s Field Manual

Do you ever get stuck on a CyberStart challenge and don’t know where to turn? Or perhaps you want to learn more about a cyber security topic like programming or Linux.

No matter whether you’re pondering on a puzzle or curious about a concept, CyberStart’s extensive Field Manual has you covered!

“It’s been rewarding to use the Field Manual to find solutions and actually learn something new”. Sara, CyberStart player

You’ll discover high-quality walkthroughs, video tutorials and guides built and designed by industry experts in the Field Manual.

The fun resources help you solve CyberStart’s puzzles and learn about cyber security in a fun and engaging way.

Find out more about using the Field Manual from CyberStart CEO James Lyne below.

How to use the CyberStart Field Manual

The Field Manual makes it easy and fun for you to learn tricky cyber security concepts and find the solutions to some of CyberStart’s challenges.

It breaks down complex topics into simple step-by-step guides and offers video tutorials on topics you may be unfamiliar with.

Cyber security expert and CyberStart CEO, James Lyne, introduces you to the Field Manual in this quick video overview:

Check out the Field Manual interface and discover some of the topics you’ll learn below.

Learning cyber security with the CyberStart Field Manual

The Field Manual is an incredibly valuable resource to any budding cyber agent who wants to learn in depth cyber security topics from experts.

With subtitled video tutorials, interesting write-ups and in-depth guides, the Field Manual shows you how to carry out certain cyber security processes and techniques in an enjoyable and easily digestible way.

“The video tutorials complemented by the reading sections provided a solid beginner foundation for me in learning Linux”. Saahas, CyberStart player

You can explore a breadth of different cyber security concepts and techniques in the Field Manual, such as:

  • Web
  • Cryptography
  • Linux
  • Programming
  • Binary

Each topic contains sub-topics that dive deeper into the most relevant concepts you’ll come across throughout CyberStart.

Get ready to enrich your understanding of concepts and techniques like command injection, ASCII, buffer overflows, running Python programmes and so much more!

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Solving challenges with the CyberStart Field Manual

The Field Manual works hand-in-hand with the challenges in CyberStart to accompany your learning and offers tips and walkthroughs as you play through the fun, realistic simulations.

You’ll find a whole host of engaging video walkthroughs to help you solve the challenge you’re stuck on.

You’ll also gain top tips on how to approach and solve challenges in the real world - a great skill for all aspects of life!

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Where to find the CyberStart Field Manual

As the Field Manual is exclusive to CyberStart, you’ll need to sign up to CyberStart to access it.

Signing up for a free account takes a few minutes with no upfront payments or strings attached!

Once you’ve created your CyberStart account, jump straight into the Field Manual from the dashboard.

You’ll see a list of all the topics covered in the Field Manual on the left-hand side.

With a free trial, you’ll gain limited access to give you a taster of the video tutorials, guides and walkthroughs on offer.

When you upgrade to a full licence, not only does the entire Field Manual unlock, you also get access to over 200 hacking simulations and challenges.

You’ll be able to consolidate your learning with walk-throughs that are carefully mapped to the core concepts you’ll learn in the CyberStart challenges.

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Ready to set the foundations for further learning, get help with the CyberStart challenges and grow the confidence and expertise you’ll need for a successful career? Start playing CyberStart.

All of these programmes 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.

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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.

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CyberStart Canada

What is it?

A free programme teaching cyber security to high school students in Canada through CyberStart's immersive learning platform.

Who's it for?

Students between the ages of 13-18 in Ontario, Alberta or British Columbia.

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