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Friday, February 22 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm
How Cyber Security competitions got me my Job

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So COLLEGIATE CYBER DEFENSE COMPETITION or CCDC is competition held nation wide for the top schools in the nation. Last year 2018 was the first year I competed and when I started on the team I was a Janitor for Vivint Smart home. While competing and learning I was able to take some of the tech skills and troubleshooting lessons I learned in the Cyber Security Club and moved up to being a Tier 4 Troubleshooting tech within 8 months of working Vivint. When we went to regional I was picked as team captain where I learned to manage a team while also fixing windows systems and giving professional reports. After the season was over I tried getting on the IT team for Vivint but because I had no job experience or certs I was passed over for the job. I kept looking and eventually I found a job working for VASA Fitness as an IT team member. I've been here for six months and I am now IT Team lead of 4 people because I learned how to manage people and how manage projects form the club. Still no certs but I am working on those and still only a student in school. I feel like most people put accomplishments like this on their Resume but not everyone knows or even heard off CCDC and don't know what that means and I want to explain what this has done for me and my fellow club members and how we are prepared for real world task and jobs better than most students because we practice for The worst scenarios and build great solutions.

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Ryan Fisk

I'm 23 years old and a sophomore at Utah Valley University. I started attending UVU  in 2017 where I was introduced to Cyber Security and UVU's cyber security club that same year. Since joining the club I've been learning about windows administration and started studying about networks... Read More →


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