“Rounds” are hosted by a parent of one of the students and are 6 hours long, at a time that works for them during the competition window – usually 12pm Friday to 8pm Sunday. All teams will compete in practice, qualification and state rounds.
|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.|
|National Finals Competition||April 7 – 11, 2019||National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.|