President's Cup: Hone Your Cyber Skills

Learn by Playing Previous President’s Cup Challenges

Beyond the competition, previous President’s Cup challenges are available at no-cost for those interested in testing and honing their cyber skills. 

Federal employees can visit the President’s Cup Archive Site to take on challenges from previous President’s Cup Competitions.

Everyone can visit the President’s Cup GitHub page to find source code, challenge descriptions and walkthrough guides for the challenges that were in the 2020 and 2021 President's Cup. These materials are free and may be modified to meet your needs.

Qualifying President's Cup as Training

President’s Cup participants will practice and develop cyber skillsets required to keep them proficient, vigilant, and innovative so they can expertly accomplish the mission of their respective Department or Agency. Competitors participate, with appropriate supervisorial approval, during work or duty hours. CISA encourages participating Departments and Agencies to qualify the preparation for, as well as participation in, the President’s Cup as “Advanced Technical Training” for their workforce.

Each competitor is encouraged to incorporate their participation into their Individual Development Plans and/or Performance Plans. If your Department or Agency allows, CISA provides suggested draft language (.pdf, 116KB).

Federal employees can also hone their cyber skills by taking on challenges from previous President’s Cup Competitions on our Archive Site. Solution guides for these challenges are available on the GitHub page.

Watch Walkthroughs and Playthroughs of the 2022 President’s Cup Challenges

Want to learn more about the behind-the-scenes efforts to bring the competition to life and how competitors solved these unique challenges? Watch walkthroughs and playthroughs of everything from the 2022 finals on CISA's YouTube page: