Pending reschedule due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Build an Infrastructure

From the ground up

NSIC is a competition for college students of all experience levels where students get to build a corporate topology from the ground up.

Participants will be racing the clock, and each other, to configure a continuously growing variety of services and hardware.

Where / When / Who

The details

NSIC is the Networking & Systems Infrastructure Competition hosted by RIT's Networking & Systems Administration club, NextHop. The event will be held at RIT in Rochester, NY.

Teams must have 5 members to compete. The only requirement is that all members must be current college students. The registration fee for each team will be $50. This includes participation in the event, t-shirts, four meals, and prizes for the winning teams.

NSIC 2020 Sponsors

Cisco Logo
Paychex Logo
Cisco Meraki Logo

Focus Areas

What is this all about?


Routing & Switching

Hands on configuration and topology building with access to equipment from a variety of vendors.

Systems Administration

Configuration, Deployment, Administration, Monitoring

Plan, design, implement, operate, and optimize services based on the provided business requirements.

Team Building

Work together to solve problems

Work with others to solve incresingly complex problems.

Creative Thinking

Adapt quickly to new problems

Just like in the real world, requirements are always changing and infrastrutures evolving. Work quickly to adapt to these changes.