Through the use of tools such as workbooks, demonstration software, and Competition software students will learn important skills in cyber safety and cybersecurity. The 20-hour curriculum is designed to be completed over five days, with the fifth day serving as a day of mini-Competition. All sessions are Monday through Friday, with Friday being the mini-Competition day.
The NCC will offer AFA CyberCamps in two formats: Standard and Advanced. Standard AFA CyberCamps teach beginner students the basics while Advanced AFA CyberCamps incorporates more complex concepts geared towards students who have previously participated in a CyberCamp or participated on a CyberPatriot team.
The following is the curriculum for the CyberCamps standard sessions. Please note that this curriculum is not final and is subject to change.
- Monday - MODULE 1: Introduction to the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Defense Competition, cybersecurity career opportunities, cyber ethics, online safety, how computers work, and cyber threats.
- Tuesday - MODULE 2: Cybersecurity principles, virtual machines, basic Windows security policies and tools and account management. Students will follow along and work with the Windows 10 demonstration image.
- Wednesday - MODULE 3: Windows file protections, auditing and monitoring, and introduction to Linux.
- Thursday - MODULE 4: Ubuntu 16 terminology and concepts, basic graphic al user interface security, basic command line security, and intermediate Ubuntu security. Students will follow along and work with the Ubuntu 16 demonstration image.
- Friday - MODULE 5: Mini-CyberPatriot Competition. Students will compete against their fellow campers on Windows 10 and Ubuntu 16 competition images.