Securewars – IT Pro Security Contest for Indian IT Professionals

Microsoft India announced an multistage contest on IT security to promote the concepts of information system security among Indian IT professionals.

The contest is called Securewars. You can get more details here.

Registration process started on 30th Nov 2006 and its open till 31st Dec 2006.

Stages:

Stage I: 

  • Online quiz – 50 questions on various topics
  • Starts on 7th Dec 2006  –  end on 31st Dec 2006
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Test duration is 60 mins
  • Negative marks for wrong answers
  • Top 1000 participants will be selected for stage II

Stage II:

  • Online quiz  – 50 questions
  • Starts on 3rd Jan 2007  – ends on 15th Jan 2007
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Test duration is 60 mins
  • Negative marks for wrong answers
  • Top 100 participants will be selected for stage III

Stage III:

  • Scenario based case studies
  • Expecting architectural proposal for IT security
  • Starts on 17th Jan 2007 – ends on 31st Jan 2007
  • Microsoft panel will review submitted proposals
  • Top 10 participants will be announced on 14th Feb 2007

Stage IV:

  • Interview by Microsoft panel

Its a good chance for any Indian IT professional to demonstrate their expertise.