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Cybersecurity Course (In Focus with TCS HackQuest Season 7) I MetaVerse Training

Updated: Dec 4, 2022

Last Date to Enroll: 15th Dec 2022 Registration Fee: 1200 INR

ABOUT THE COURSE:

Cybersecurity Online Course organized by Project Contest Innovations LLP’s-MetaVerse Training Division in association with Gateway Software Solutions, India. The Course is planned in order to train the students in the area of ethical hacking for attending the ethical hacking contest “TCS HackQuest Season 7”. The course will be Conducted in a span of 15 days with 32 hrs of live training.


ABOUT CYBERSECURITY:

Cybersecurity is the field of information technology associated with the security of computer systems and information. It encompasses threats to computer hardware, software and data, including theft, hacking, viruses, etc. The field of computer security has grown tremendously as more devices become internet-enabled and more services move online. Typical cyberattacks involve the theft of credit cards, sensitive information, personal information, and sensitive data from individuals in the private sector. Security breaches occur through data centers for organizations and businesses ranging from banks, retail stores, online websites, and wherever consumers use their digital information. Identity theft, unfortunately, is a common occurrence in the United States and around the world. Fraudulent emails and social media are tools that hackers also use to gain access to sensitive end-user data. Security risks are critical areas that IT and cybersecurity experts seek to better grasp and understand to protect their customers in today's world. All businesses using the Internet must employ some type of security and cybersecurity measures to prevent data loss or business interruption, which makes the profession of cybersecurity specialist in high demand. Security technology and cybersecurity programs are key elements in helping businesses keep their information safe.

Class begins from 17th Dec 2022

ABOUT GATEWAY SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS:

Gateway Software Solutions Delivery Partner of HP Enterprise and ISO Certified Company and AICTE Appreciated Company was established in year of 2016 as an IT Training partner to provide current IT technology as per current IT trend with the staff augmentation & knowledge augmentation is also the motto through our corporate training infrastructure. GATEWAY “Stands for PATH FOR SUCCESS. GATEWAY Software Solutions is a rapidly growing company that provides Job Oriented Training, and professional IT services. Today they have strong footprint offices in Coimbatore. They are one of the largest and best software training companies in Tamilnadu with focus on Java, J2ee, ASP.Net, VB.Net, PHP, SEO, Android, Embedded, Big Data, Cloud and Web Design. We have Training and Software Development offices in Coimbatore.


Training Enrollment Link: https://bit.ly/pcimeta01

TOPICS LIKELY TO BE COVERED:

Week 1 - (16 hrs)

❖ Basic Network Components

❖ Topology

❖ Cables

❖ OSI Layer

❖ Protocol

❖ IP Address

❖ Subnetting

❖ DHCP

❖ ELENET

❖ SSH

❖ Routing Protocols

❖ Access Control Limit

❖ NAT & PAT

❖ V- LAN

❖ Port Security

❖ Firewall


Week 2- (16 hrs)

❖ Port Security

❖ Firewall

❖ Phishing attacks

❖ Removable media

❖ Password and authentication

❖ Physical security

❖ Mobile device security

❖ Working remotely

❖ Public Wi-Fi

❖ Cloud security

❖ Social media use

❖ Internet and email use

❖ Social engineering

❖ Security at home


Note: Recorded Video will be given for limited access time if Live Session is missed

COURSE INSTRUCTOR:

Mr.Sabarinathan M - 15+ years of Development and Corporates/Colleges Training Experience

in various IT domains and technologies. And have worked a variety of assignments in software development, project Management, software implementation, customer support and corporate trainer for various corporate companies and Colleges.


GUIDELINES:

1) Only limited registration is allowed based on first cum first confirmation process.

2) Course Completion Certificate will be jointly issued by Gateway Software Solutions India Pvt. Ltd. & Project Contest Innovations LLP

3) Separate Internship Certificate will be issued based on the registration

4) Payment to be done in Project Contest Innovations LLP Account & screen shot to be uploaded in the registration link


TRAINING METHODOLOGY:

1. The training will be focused on Cyber Security.

2. Task and learning methodology will be focused on TCS HackQuest Contest

3. Participants can Interact with Industry training expert and work on real-life challenges

4. Complete Plan of the Live sessions and LMS platform link will be shared to registered participants

5. Necessary Platforms & Materials as per the training Modules will be given

6. The training will be conduct fully based on their students career oriented.


BENEFITS:

1) Active students will be given Best Learner Award-Decided by the Industrial trainer

2) Faculty Mentor will be given Internship Mentor award if students enrolling as team & successfully complete the Training cum Internship

3) Internship Certificate (15 days) and Course Completion Certificate (32 hrs) are issued as per the norms specified in NAAC & NBA Accreditation process



REGISTRATION FEE: Student: (Course Certification)

1) Individual Registration: 1200 INR 2) Three member Team: 3000 INR Student: (Course Certification + Internship) 3) Individual Registration: 1500 INR 4) Three member Team: 3750 INR Others: Course Certification 5) Individual Registration: 1500 INR


PAYMENT MODE:

(Take Screenshot to Upload)

UPI ID: projectcontest@icici

GPAY: 9500293472

IMPS/NEFT:

Account Name: Project Contest Innovations LLP

Acc no: 768705000092

IFSC: ICIC0007687

Bank: ICICI Bank

Type: Current


For Doubt call or WhatsApp: 8220345819, 9500293472

eMail: training@projectcontest.com

Training Enrollment Link: https://bit.ly/pcimeta01
 

About TCS Hackquest

TCS HackQuest season 7 organized by TCS Cyber Security Unit as a serious attempt to unearth specific talent who excelled in their favorite game - Catch the Flag! Based on the popular “Catch the Flag” (CTF) format, the competition presents a series of challenges to be completed in 6 hours. Each challenge assesses participant skills in ethical hacking and their particular skill in finding vulnerabilities. TCS Cyber ​​Security Practice is seeking students and enthusiasts who are passionate about ethical hacking and, in general, securing the digital future of organizations engaged in the transaction of millions of data points around the world.


Who Can Apply:

The competition is open to the following students as mentioned below:

Students from all Engineering disciplines with Bachelors or Masters degree are eligible for the contest provided that they meet the TCS recruitment criteria. Candidates trained in Security domains as listed below would be given preference:

  • Application Security

  • Network Security

  • Java/J2EE, php, python, GO

  • Information security & risk management

  • Ethical Hacking

  • Any security specific certification like Security+, CEH, ISO-27001, etc


Guidelines for Enrollment:

  • This event is conducted in two rounds. First round is an online Catch the Flag competition where all registered students can participate, and they will be shortlisted for further sub-rounds.

  • Participants shortlisted after Round 1 will move to Round 2, where they may be interviewed over Video Call/MS Teams/Webex by the TCS Cyber Security interview panel.

  • This is an individual contest. No team participation is permitted.

  • Once the contest registration begins, all interested and eligible participants will be required to register for the contest on https://www.tcshackquest.com with a valid CT/DT ID. To create a valid CT/DT ID, participant will have to login to TCS NextStep Portal, click on Register in the IT segment (Not BPS), fill in the fields and submit. The candidate will receive a pop-up with their CT/DT ID.

  • Entries submitted after the registration end-date will not be considered for evaluation.

  • For the first round, to login to the portal and access the challenges, we recommend the below mentioned specifications

    1. Desktop/Laptop with minimum of 1024*768 screen resolution

    2. Internet connectivity of not less than 1 Mbps Speed

    3. Browsers: Latest version of Firefox or Chrome

    4. Burp Suite community edition

  • For the second round, to login to the portal and access the challenges, below mentioned minimum specifications are recommended

    1. Desktop/Laptop with minimum of 1024*768 screen resolution

    2. Internet connectivity of not less than 1 Mbps Speed

    3. Browsers: Latest version of Firefox or Chrome

    4. Burp Suite community edition

    5. Web Camera

    6. Webex or Microsoft Teams

  • TCS will arrange for remote modalities of evaluating a select list of contestants from the 1st round. Contestants should stay tuned for real-time updates on round 2, dates, format etc.

  • HackQuest season 7 round 1 will be held on 7th Jan, 2023 (Saturday).

  • The contest will start at 10 AM and end at 4 PM.

  • Time to upload the report will be between 4 to 6pm. However you can start preparing the report during any time of the contest.

  • Reports must be uploaded in the HackQuest template which can be downloaded from the portal itself.

  • A valid CT/DT ID is mandatory to register for HackQuest Season 7. If you have not used the correct CT/DT ID, you will be prohibited from participating and/or disqualified from HackQuest Season 7.

  • Participants are expected to have stable high-speed internet connection to download files related to challenges. The size may vary as per challenge complexity.

  • Participants are expected to be ready with their platform of choice to solve the challenges. There might be challenges which are easier to solve in certain OS distributions.

  • You are allowed to use tools and programming languages of your choice, but usage of any automated scanners or tools which send a huge amount of traffic or try to brute force is strictly prohibited. Your access may be blocked from the application.

  • Once you solve a challenge, you will be rewarded with a flag. For your information all flags will be in the format of HQ7FLAG {..}. Please copy the flag in the flag submission box provided in each of the challenge pop ups.

  • There might be hidden keys for certain challenges which would be in the format of HQ7 {...}. and contestants are expected to be on a lookout for the same.

  • In case of any queries, write to careers@tcs.com

Who can Apply:

  • Any number of students can register for the contest. Participants should be above 18 years of age and would have completed their graduation in the Academic year of 2021-2022 or 2022-2023 only.

  • Students can participate in this contest after registering in TCS' NextStep Portal - TCS NextStep to generate a CT/DT ID in the IT Segment (Not BPS). Note: (CT)/ Direct Trainee (DT) Reference Number is mandatory for participating in the contest.

  • Each participant who has registered to participate in Hackquest will be receiving a unique credential to take part in the contest. This credential is of utmost importance and should not be shared with other participants.

  • Registration Start Date – 11th Nov 2022

  • Registration End Date – 1st Jan 2023

Contest Flow:

Round 1:

  • This will be an online test, where the candidates would be required to log on to an online application with a set of challenges / questions to test their skills on ethical hacking and their specific competency in security challenges. The URL of the application will be shared before the contest.

  • The contest is of 6 hours long in which all the participants are required to use their skills to solve the challenges and submit the Flags captured in the online portal.

  • Post to completion of solving a challenge, participants need to capture a screenshot of the Flag with timestamp visible and prepare a detailed report in the template provided with a step-by-step approach for solving a particular challenge.

  • This report should be uploaded on the hackquest portal before the deadline as mentioned.

  • Uploading of this report to the hackquest portal is mandatory and any participant failing to upload the report will NOT be considered for further evaluation. This will result in automatic disqualification of the candidate for that edition of HackQuest as well. Please also make sure that the report is original and does not match with another contestant in which case, both contestants would be rendered ineligible for further editions of HackQuest.

  • Maximum size of the report should not be more than 6MB.

  • Participants are free to use tools for their choice. Using of tools which sends huge amount of traffic or tampering with the App which hosts the challenges is strictly prohibited. If any participant is found violating this, he/she will be disqualified immediately from the remainder of the contest.

The evaluation will be based on:

  • Flags captured

  • Quality of the report submitted

  • Approach followed for capturing the flags

Round 1 Date: 7th Jan 2023

Round 1 Results Announcement Date: 13th Jan 2023 (Tentative)

Round 2 Dates: 6th & 7th Feb 2023 (Tentative)


Round 2:

(The below instructions are based on virtual mode, incase TCS planning for physical event – instructions to be changed)

  • Candidates selected from Round 1, based on above-mentioned evaluation criteria will be invited for a remotely conducted additional round, which will be communicated to shortlisted candidates later.

Day 1:

Activity 1: Penetration testing on hosted challenges

This would be an individual activity. The candidates would be provided with some challenges, which each participant is expected to solve by using their advanced skills. Challenges in this round cover below mentioned topics:

  • System exploitation

  • Penetration testing of web Applications

  • Mobile security

  • Digital forensics

  • Incident Response

  • Source Code Analysis Scoring will be based on the flags captured by the participants in above mentioned topics.

Activity 2: HR & MR Interviews (3-4 hours) - Remotely

Day 2:

Grand Finale Ceremony (1-2 hours) – The event will be conducted virtually (Physically - to be confirmed).


Reward:

  • The top performing candidates who clear Round 2 stand a chance to receive Ninja or Digital job offers. (Evaluation will be based on your performance only).

  • Winners will be awarded with exciting prizes worth up to 5 Lakhs.

  • Exceptional performers will be given chance to work with Centre of Excellence teams.

For more details about the Contest:



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