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Scenario types

Scenario types designed to train specific cybersecurity skills.

Each of the Project Ares scenario types are designed to train specific cybersecurity security tasks, knowledge, and skills. Want to train Network Analyst skills? There’s a foundational scenario for that. Looking to improve your students’ ability to conduct forensics in autopsy? There’s a specialized scenario for that, too.

Foundational scenarios

Skill based hands-on practice labs for individual learners. Build your skills in a series of multilevel learning challenges that reinforce cybersecurity skills including Linux, scripting, and forensics.

For students

  • Practice basic cybersecurity skills
  • Use authentic virtual machines with simple networks
  • Progress with hints and in-game advisor
  • Track performance in session playback
  • Look at the hints used to identify activities that need more practice

For instructors

  • Assess skills for grading by disabling hints and in-game advisor
  • Monitor progression through scenarios with session playback and reports

Specialized scenarios

Specialized scenarios include multi-faceted offensive or defensive labs for individual play OR team-based collaboration.

Learn by doing: Critical thinking is needed to defeat real threats on the range. Gain confidence as you solve more complex problems in offensive & defensive missions where you confront threats like botnets, phishing and exfiltration, ransomware, and many more.

For students

  • Tackle real world inspired threat scenarios
  • Synthesize skills and apply critical thinking to solve problems
  • Use authentic virtual machines with a range of industry specific networks

For instructors

  • Assess capability for grading by disabling hints and in-game advisor
  • Coach learners through real-time engagement in the cybersecurity range
  • Monitor progression through scenarios with session playback and reports

Assessments (capture the flag)

Assessments include multi-faceted exercises for individuals designed to challenge and test skills.

Demonstrate competency: Synthesize all your skills as you work without hints to complete the activities and find the hidden flags along the way.

For students

  • Use virtual machines to accomplish tasks and find flags
  • No hints or in-game advisor are available

For instructors

  • Assess competencies for grading using time and flag discovery metrics
  • Monitor progression through exercises with session playback and reports