CP-XI Competition Timeline (2018-2019)
ALL TEAMS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE 64-BIT, HOST COMPUTER OPERATING SYSTEMS. TEAMS STILL USING 32-BIT COMPUTERS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS ARE ENCOURAGED TO PLAN NOW TO AVOID software compatibility issues DURING THE COMPETITION.
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|Exhibition Round 1||May 15 - June 14, 2018||Practice and Recruiting|
|Exhibition Round 2||July 17 - August 16, 2018 ||Practice and Recruiting |
|Training Round||September 6 - October 4, 2018|
|Training images with answer keys available for new team or refresher training. |
|CP-X Sneak Preview||TBD (Noon- 4PM ET) |
(Tentative*: Mid-to-late-September, One Day)
|Practice/Test New Software|
One Day - No Alternate Dates
* NOTE: TENTATIVE DATES ARE EVENT-DRIVEN WITH SOFTWARE TESTING AND WILL OCCUR CLOSE TO THE DATES THEY ARE SCHEDULED.
Qualification Round 1||November 2 - 4, 2018||All teams may compete. Tests basic of cybersecurity skills.|
Qualification Round 2||December 7 - 9, 2018||All teams may compete even if they did not compete in Round 1 or had a low score. More difficult than Round 1, to allow teams to be divided into skill-level tiers for the State Round.|
|State Round||January 11 - 13, 2019||All teams may compete with a clean slate. Past performance or participation in Rounds 1 and 2 do not count toward placement. Teams compete against other teams based on skill level for State Awards and Tier Awards.|
Semifinals||February 1 - 3, 2019||Top teams compete for Tier Awards. Platinum Tier and top Middle School teams compete for advancement to the National Finals Competition.|
PLEASE REFER TO CHAPTER 4 OF THE CYBERPATRIOT RULES BOOK FOR PROCEDURES CONCERNING SEVERE WEATHER AND EMERGENCIES.