THWACK Monthly Mission - August Mission

They say all good things must come to an end, including our summer daze. It’s now time to make sure you’ve got your lunchbox packed up and shoes tied tight as we get ready for another year of getting smart. But don’t worry, we plan to have some fun along the way. And no, we’re not talking about the large purple dinosaur type of fun; this will be a journey like no other, as we’re kicking off this new school year by taking you through our exciting SolarWindsTm Academy.

 Don’t be too nervous—instructors aren’t handing out dunce caps or detention slips here; instead, they’re going to take you on a fun-filled, mystical journey to help you achieve the most from your monitoring solution. So don’t think of them as mean AND boring teachers!

 Think of them as the cool teachers who don’t mind you being a few minutes late or if you chew some gum in class as long as it doesn’t distract the others. So now we’ve gotten all that handled, the only thing left for you to do before starting this conversation is to solve the following math problem…

Oh, who am I kidding? Who really enjoys math anyways?


Use the mission’s resources to complete the tasks and answer the questions for a chance to win!

Answer each question correctly during the week and you'll be entered for a chance to win the weekly prize.

Answer all 20 questions correctly over the course of the month and you'll be entered for a chance to win the grand prize.

150 points are being awarded for each correctly answered question. There are 20 questions, which means you can earn a maximum of 3,000 points for this mission.

Weekly Prizes & Drawing Dates:

  • August 8, 2022:   Thule 3203591 EnRoute Backpack 20L, Black  [Link]
  • August 15, 2022: Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus CE Color Graphic Calculator  [Link]
  • August 22, 2022:  Moleskine Pen+ Smart Writing Pen & Dotted Smart Notebook [Link]
  • August 29, 2022:  Hatch Restore Sleep Machine [Link]

Grand Prize:

August 29, 2022: Vilano Diverse 3.0 Performance Hybrid Road Bike [Link]

Mission Shortcut Prize:

August 29, 2022: 3-month Pluralsight Subscription [Link]


A new question will open every day (Monday - Friday) starting on August 1, 2022. Once a question has opened, it will remain open until August 28, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. CT. Check the schedule below for exact open/close times.


Hey kid, what are you looking for? Some hall passes, the answers to next month’s mission, or a shortcut to get you to the front of the class faster? Well, I can’t help you with the first two, but I can help you with a few simple steps to get ahead in this month’s mission. I got them right off the teacher’s desk, so I know they work. 

Participate in this month’s shortcut mission before Aug 28 to win a 3-month Pluralsight Subscription.

Shortcut steps:

  1. Go to
  2. Select a product trainer in your region
  3. Register for (ONE) office hour session of your choosing (prior to Aug 26th)
  4. Submit a screenshot of your registration confirmation email


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Mission Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany

Mission Shortcut Terms & Conditions: US, UK, and Canada | Germany

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