CP-XI Competition Timeline (2018-2019)

​​ IMPORTANT NOTICE:
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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TRAINING EVENTS 

EVENT

DATES
DESCRIPTION
Exhibition Round 1
May 15  - June 14, 2018Practice and Recruiting
Exhibition Round 2July 17 - August  16, 2018 
Practice and Recruiting 
Training Round
September 6 - October 4, 2018
(Tentative*)
Training images with answer keys available for new team or refresher training. ​
CP-X Sneak PreviewTBD  (Noon- 4PM ET)
(Tentative*: Mid-to-late-September, One Day)
Practice/Test New Software
One Day - No Alternate Dates ​

Practice Round
October 10 - 22, 2018 (Tentative*) Not scored.  Does not count toward placement.

 NOTE: TENTATIVE DATES ARE EVENT-DRIVEN WITH SOFTWARE TESTING AND WILL OCCUR CLOSE TO THE DATES THEY ARE SCHEDULED. ​


Competition Dates

ROUND

Dates​

Description

Qualification Round 1November 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 RoundJanuary 11 - 13, 2019All 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.
SemifinalsFebruary 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, 2019National Finalist teams compete for National Championship in their respective divisions.

PLEASE REFER TO CHAPTER 4 OF THE CYBERPATRIOT RULES BOOK FOR PROCEDURES CONCERNING SEVERE WEATHER AND EMERGENCIES.​