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ITE students take on evil hackers in computer game designed by their schoolmates

Published on Aug 29, 2014 6:10 PM
Students playing the Red Sentinels computer game. In it, students crack cases of internet fraud, defeat evil hacker characters, and defend TV networks from cyber attacks. -- PHOTO: ITE COLLEGE WEST

SINGAPORE - Cracking cases of internet fraud, defeating evil hacker characters, and defending TV networks from cyber attacks.

These are some tasks that infocomm students at the Institute of Technical Education (ITE) College West have to tackle when they play computer game Red Sentinels in class each week.

It is all for education though.

The game is part of the syllabus for first-year students, who spend one hour per week playing it. This helps them learn skills like setting up computer networks, troubleshooting and building cables.

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