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CyberPatriot V Rules Book
The following are the hardware requirements for CyberPatriot IV:
In order to participate in CyberPatriot, your host system MUST be able to run VMware Player 5.0. Some host systems will appear to conform to the above requirements, but are still unable to run VMware Player 5.0 (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, 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 Round 1 and Round 2
If you are unsure of how to prepare your host system for the CyberPatriot competition, please refer to the following user guides:
Preparing for the Round 3 Semifinals
SAIC has prepared several PDFs to assist you in getting ready for the Semifinal round:
CyberPatriot's training material can be found here.
Software to Download
Microsoft DreamSpark (MSDN Software)
All Coaches, Students and Mentors are given access to the Microsoft DreamSparks Network. To find out how to access your account click here.
You will recieve emails from the CyberPatrtiot staff with instructions on how to download, extract, and decrypt the target image. These e-mails contain a link to a PDF (please note: the PDF is not actually attached to the email). This pdf includes: