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Joining a CTF from a Course


This article details how to join a private CTF from a Virginia Cyber Range course. If you received a link to join a public CTF, please see the section titled Public CTF Environment in the article titled Getting Started in CloudCTF.

Virginia Cyber Range instructors may choose to create a CloudCTF environment within their course, exclusively available to students of the course. This type of CloudCTF is known as a private CTF. For detailed instructions on joining CloudCTF from within the course, please see below.

Joining a CTF from a Course

  1. First, please see the article titled How to Login to the Cyber Range.

    The Login Button is found to the right of the Sign Up button in the top-right section of the homepage.

  2. Next, please click on the appropriate course that contains the CTF environment. In the example below, we will be clicking on the course titled "Cybersecurity Fundamentals".

    Your courses are listed as cards under the header "Courses".

  3. Once you have entered into the correct course, please click on the CloudCTF environment, as shown below.

    Please click on the correct exercise environment with the CloudCTF logo.

  4. Next, please click on the "Start" button to open up the CTF in a new tab of your browser.

    The start button is located on the exercise environment page below the environment description and details.

  5. Below is a screenshot of the CloudCTF exercise starting in your browser. Once you have successfully made it to this page, please click on "Start" to begin participating in the CTF.

    An example of the CloudCTF start screen and start button is shown.

More Information

For information on beginning competition and solving challenges, please see the articles titled Getting Started in CloudCTF and How to Solve a Challenge in CloudCTF.

Have a Question? Contact Support

If you experience any issues starting or viewing CloudCTF in your web browser, please see the article titled Can't Launch CloudCTF for helpful tips on resolving the matter.

We're here to help you. If you still have questions after reviewing the information above, please feel free to submit a ticket with our support team and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.