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What are we looking for?

While there’s no exact template for success at the IACD our candidates share some qualities that help make them to be successful–and make them the countries leading IT Professionals.

Math Proficiency

Have a conceptual understanding—an understanding of concepts, operations and relations. Understand the frequently results in connections and similarities between interrelated facts.

Get ready for your Application

In order to select the only the best  we have designed our application process in a way that helps us to learn about you as a person and if you are a suitable candidate for the IACD.


We want you to be excited, not anxious, about your application. Our application process is rigorous and thorough to ensure we select candidates who display the right characterises for a career in either Cyber Security or App Development.


To gain a better understanding of what makes someone successful in their application, visit our Alumni page.  We also encourage you to watch the videos below, which describe the elements of our process and provide guidance on how to prepare.

Step 1: Applying at the IACD

Applying for a position at the IACD is a big deal but it’s not as intimidating as you might think. Before being invited to our interview process, applicants will be required to complete an online application form. Only short listed candidates will be invited to the next stage of the application process

Step 2: Experience Interview

 We like to hear about your life experiences—accomplishments and challenges alike—to discover skills that will enable you to thrive in a challenging career. Be prepared to discuss some important experiences in a detailed way, focusing on your specific experiences and describing the key actions that were critical to success.

Step 3*: Cyber Problem Solving Game

‘Think like a Hacker’…..We created the Cyber Challenge Game, set in an abstracted, natural environment to help you demonstrate problem-solving skills in a more interesting way than a traditional question-and-answer format. No prior Cyber or gaming knowledge is needed.

*only applicable for delegates applying for the Cyber Defence Certificate

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