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CCIC 2020 Training

Welcome to the CCIC 2020 Training page . Here, you will find links to essential resources that you will need in order to successfully solve Mission Alenium.

COmpetition basics

Henry Danielson wearing a clean room suit with a cubesat

CCIC 2020 Welcome Video

Henry Danielson welcomes you to the 4th annual California Cyber Innovation Challenge and shares some practical information about the competition. 

Watch Welcome Video

Virtual Map of CCIC Discord Event Server

How To Use Discord

Never attended a live event using Discord before? We've got you covered. Watch this video tutorial to set up an account and navigate the event server.  

Watch Discord Tutorial

Welcome to CCIC Space Training

CCIC Space Video Series

Echolon Catapult's CCIC Space video series provides an overview of various space & cybersecurity topics so you can get the fundamentals down early. 

Watch Space Video Series

Vint cerf wearing headphones

Vint Cerf Welcome Video

Often called one of the father's of the internet, Google Internet Evangelist Vint Cerf welcomes you to the CCIC 2020. 

Watch Vint Cerf Welcome Video

Jeff moss aka dark tangent

Jeff Moss Welcome Video

Jeff Moss, hacker and founder of the BlackHat and DEFCON hacking conferences, recorded a welcome message explaining the value of a career in cybersecurity. 

Watch Jeff Moss Welcome Video

Renee Wynn speaking and using hand gestures

Renee Wynn NASA Video

As the former CIO of NASA (retired 2020), Renee Wynn knows what it's like to be on the frontier of space innovation.

Watch Renee Wynn Video

Essential Training

Essential Reading

Partner Programs

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Jet Propulsion Laboratory

The following resources detail the space exploration that NASA has been conducting for decades. Explore their rich database of information, images, and videos.  

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Palo Alto Networks

Cyber ACES

Palo Alto Networks has been a supporter of the CCIC since its beginning. We encourage all coaches to take advantage of their Cyber ACES (Activities in Cybersecurity Education for Students) Program.

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Network Security Expert 1 & 2

Fortinet (NASDAQ: FTNT) is a world leader in securing large organizations. These Cybersecurity Trainings are available for you and your coaches to increase your genreal cybersecurity practices. NSE 1 and NSE 2 Trainings can be completed upon creating a training account.

Register for NSE 1 & NSE 2

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Cyber Defense Clinic

Cybersecurity and online threats continue to evolve at an overwhelming pace. Cisco is offering a unique lab experience to help individuals stay on top of key attack and defense concepts. Sign up your organization today to sharpen your security skills and get the upper hand on attackers.

Learn more about Cisco Cyber Defense Clinic

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Cyber Exercises

Labtainers is a cybersecurity education tool that NPS has developed under sponsorship from the National Science Foundation and the DoD Cyber Scholarship Program. It includes over fifty Linux-based pre-packaged cyber exercises covering a range of cybersecurity topics and is being used by dozens of educational institutions around the world. 

Get Labtainers Instructions and Downloads

set up your tech

Install Remote Desktop

You must have access to an application that supports Remote Desktop. Download and install the version of RDP that matches the operating system of your device.

CCIC 2020 Minimum Hardware Requirements

Windows Windows 7 or newer
Linux Any 64-bit distributions from 2014 or newer
Mac Any 64-bit OSX using 10.9 Maverick or newer
Chromebook ChromeOS 81 84.0.4147.127 Desktop
Processor AMD CPU A4-9120C 1.6 GHz or better
Memory 4GB RAM
Storage At least 5GB disk space available
Network Broadband internet connection
Recommended Browsers Latest version of Firefox or Chrome