Too many students are graduating from colleges and universities without taking a single course in information assurance. The need for students to receive more and better education in information assurance is undisputed. For those educational institutions already requiring and/or teaching such courses, the educational experience can be greatly enhanced with a supportive laboratory environment where carefully chosen hands-on tutorials or exercises can be assigned to support the material being presented in the classroom. This paper describes the experiences of supporting information assurance exercises and tutorials at the Naval Postgraduate School. Recommendations are provided so that others may learn from the experience.