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National Competition Puts High Schoolers to the Cyber Warrior Test

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The Cyber Foundations competition is a cybersecurity competition for high school students launched by the U.S. Cyber Challenge and the SANS Institute. The contest will help identify young students who have the skills to pursue advanced education and job opportunities in the cybersecurity field.

Students have until Feb. 18 to register for the online competition, which is designed to test aptitude in networking, operating systems, and systems administration. The U.S. Cyber Challenge will provide students with tutorials and training materials to review in these subject areas, and will hold three timed quizzes throughout March and April. The top-scoring students in each state will earn recognition, prizes, and awards. The U.S. Cyber Challenge will announce the award recipients on April 30.

"It's a wonderful opportunity for America's high school students to see whether they have what it takes to reach for rewarding and valuable careers in cybersecurity," says SANS research director Alan Paller.

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