Cyber Education Training

Upcoming Cyber Education training:
VIRTUAL in Google Workspace on Saturday
15 January 2022

The registration deadline is Friday 14 January at 23:59 / 11:59 pm Pacific Time

Link to Event registration form: ____________________________________________________


The WAWG Cyber Education Team will be offering training sessions every first and third Saturdays of the month unless otherwise advertised. Updates will be posted here on the WAWG Cyber Education Training webpage.

Thank you to Western Washington University for supporting our Cyber Education programs by allowing us access to their Cyber Range in Poulsbo, WA to learn and practice in a safe and controlled environment.

On Saturday 15 January 2022, the WAWG Cyber Education Team will present:.


This training is open to both cadets and senior members.

Agenda (Seattle times):

  • 09:00 - 09:45 = computer setup and IT troubleshooting to work on the WWU Cyber Range and VMware.

  • => Mandatory for all participants who do not have VMware installed and working on their computer.

  • => Mandatory for all participants who have not connected to the WWU-CR since 1 September 2021 with their computer.

  • 09:45 - 10:00 = Signing in, housekeeping and safety briefing

  • 10:00 - 12:00 = Training class using Google Meet, VMware &/or WWU-Cyber Range

Requirements to attend this training session:

    • Participants:Be an active CAP Cadet or Senior Member

    • Register with your official CAP email

    • Have another person, 13 years or older, available at home for emergency and cadet protection during the training.

    • Have parental or guardianship permission signed and submitted at registration (CAPF 60-80)

    • No prior CyberPatriot knowledge or experience needed

    • ABUs are the recommended uniforms but not mandatory. You can also wear a plain or a CAP t-shirt with khaki shorts or pants.

  • Hardware & Supplies

    • An Internet device to participate in the Google Meet

    • A computer complying with the AFA CyberPatriot technical specifications to run VMware. (https://www.uscyberpatriot.org/competition/technical-specifications for Technical Specifications)

    • Please install VM Ware on your computers ahead of time, VMware Workstation Player 16.1.2 may be downloaded at: https://my.vmware.com/en/web/vmware/downloads/details?downloadGroup=WKST-PLAYER-1612&productId=1039&rPId=66621

      • OR

    • A computer with Windows 10, Linux (such as Ubuntu 18.04/19.04), or Mac OS to connect to the Western Washington University Cyber Range.

Note that you will need the Admin login and password to install the applications and adjust the configuration of your computer.


Registration is free and additional information will be posted here on the WAWG Cyber Education Training webpage.

The registration deadline is Friday 14 January 2022 at 23:59 / 11:59 pm Pacific Time

Link to Event registration form: _______________________________________________________

Link to the Google Meet will be sent with your registration confirmation, check your SPAM folder for an email or a calendar invite.

For any question or concern, please contact Maj Sylvie Kacmarcik (Supervising Officer for the WAWG-CET)

Future training sessions:

Past training sessions:

Why you should learn about cybersecurity?

  • Everyone who owns a computer or a smart device is at risk against cyberattacks

  • Learn about cyberthreats and how they can directly or indirectly impact you

  • Learn to identify your systems’ vulnerabilities which open doors to cybercriminals

  • Learn to protect your computers against cyberattacks

How to learn about cybersecurity?

Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Education - https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/programs/aerospace-education/programs/cyberpatriot

In August 2018, the Cadet Cyber Badge and Cadet STEM Badge were introduced. These new recognition programs will motivate cadets to participate in activities like CyberPatriot, robotics, astronomy, meteorology, drones / UAVs, flight simulators, and more. Cadet Cyber and STEM Badges are authorized for wear on the CAP cadet uniform, effective 1 October 2018. See Cadet Cyber & STEM Recognition Programs CAPP 60-41 for more information (https://www.gocivilairpatrol.com/media/cms/CAPP_6041_F9333F40340B7.pdf).

CAPR 39-1, CAP Uniform Regulations, has been updated as of 5 March 2020 and authorizes the display of these badges on cadets' Blues uniforms.

CISCO Networking Academy https://www.netacad.com/
Learn-A-Thon for all CAP members:

    • 15-hour self-paced Introduction to Cybersecurity course to complete by 9 October 2020.

    • Participating CAP members will be issued a Learn-a-Thon Experience badge.

    • Those who pass the introductory course will also be rewarded with a Cisco Intro to Cybersecurity digital badge.

    • Get bragging rights for your Wing! Get cool badges for your LinkedIn, Facebook, and other social media accounts!

COMPLETED - Thank you for your participation !

2020 & 2021 WAWG Summer
Cyber Education Camps

Computer science & cybersecurity including AFA curricula

Location: ONLINE in WAWG - Google Classroom

Point of Contact: Maj. Sylvie Kacmarcik

COMPLETED - Thank you for the great camps !