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CyberPatriot VI Rules Book
The following are the hardware requirements for CyberPatriot VI:
In order to participate in CyberPatriot, your host system MUST be able to run VMware Player 5.0 or above. Some host systems will appear to conform to the above requirements, but are still unable to run VMware Player 5.0 or above (e.g. some older Celeron processors that meet the speed requirement). If you are not sure whether your system is capable of running VMware Player 5.0 or above, please refer to the VMware Player Documentation.
There will be up to three images for a single competition round. As such, we recommend that you have one host computer per competition image to allow students to work on all images at the same time.
The most common difficulty encountered by teams during competition is having their traffic blocked by a school firewall. All teams will need unrestricted access to HTTP and HTTPS traffic (ports 80 and 443 respectively) to participate in CyberPatriot. Please contact the CP staff if you have questions.
Preparing for Competition
If you are unsure of how to prepare your host system for the CyberPatriot competition, please refer to the following user guides:
CyberPatriot's training material can be found here.
Microsoft DreamSpark (MSDN Software)
All Coaches, Competitors, and Mentors are given access to the Microsoft DreamSpark Network. This site can be used to create practice images. To find out how to access your account click here.
You will receive three emails from the CyberPatriot Program Office prior to the beginning of each round. These emails are as follows: