National Cyber League – Capture The Flag
Skills and Experience Course
Applications for the Spring 2023 session are now closed. Please fill out the Tech Boot Camp Interest Form to stay informed about future opportunities.
The City Colleges of Chicago is pleased to offer its students a next-level opportunity to compete in cybersecurity competitions with its National Cyber League – Capture the Flag (NCL-CTF) class. Utilizing subject matter experts (SMEs), student presentations, student-led discussions, and hands-on cybersecurity tools, the students will hone their “hard” and “soft” skill sets as they compete individually and in teams.
Course topics provide theoretical insight on how to protect computer networks as well as hands-on implementation opportunities, by allowing students to, ‘think like the attacker’. Students will utilize the same tools and penetration testing methodologies employed by ethical hackers and learn updated computer security resources that describe new vulnerabilities and innovative and protective methods to defend systems.
In order to serve both cybersecurity professionals and those looking to break into the industry, this course will consist of a required, Tuesday evening technical learning session and Thursday evening group/team practice session.
Class size is limited to maximize the students’ ability to interact and equally contribute to the course’s collaborative learning environment.
While this course is beginner-friendly for Capture the Flag competitions, it is not an entry-level course. These skills are a necessary foundation for this course:
Cost: Limited-term discounted price: $49
Fall Application Open Through: January 27 (noon)
Class Start Date: January 31
Last Day of Class: April 18
Class meets on: