Troy hosted 33 high school teams in 2017/18 and 50 teams in 2018/19, the most of any school in the US. We are planning on hosting 50+ teams in 2019/20.

Practices will be in two phases this year:

  • PRE-SEASON: September-October: one day per week, either on Mon, Tues or Wed from 3:10-4:30 pm or Mon at 4:40-6 pm.
  • IN-SEASON: November-February: one day per week, Mon-Wed, from 3:10-6 pm. Again, students only practice on one day.
  • Middle Schools: Same practices as above.

Team Composition: Students will specialize in one of three areas: Windows operating systems, Linux operating systems, or network security. Students can choose which are they want to focus on.

Teams will have 5-6 students, including specialists in Windows, Linux and CISCO. Formal team assignments will be made in October.

Competitions: are normally 6 hours long. Only 5 students can compete at the same time, so most teams will "sub" a player at the 3 hour mark. We charge $5-6 per students to pay for pizza, snacks and drinks during the competition. Parents are needed to shop for the snacks and pick up pizza.

Troy competes in several cyber competitions each year:

  • CyberPatriot ( - the finest national cyber competition!
  • CA Cyber Innovation Challenge (CCIC) - treated as the California state cyber championships.
  • Nationals Cyber League (NCL) - Registration and details will be discussed in September.
  • Troy Capture the Flag (CTF) - Open to all Troy students.

Cyber Defense Team Learning Resources:

Cisco Networking Academy: Registration information for new competitors will be given in September, 2017.

VMWare Virtual Machine Player: Free download. Program used to host Windows and Linux virtual machines used for competitions and practices.

CyberPatriot Training Materials:

YouTube: LOTS of videos on CyberPatriot training.