Cyber Foundation Pathway – Module 1 - CFPM1

Technology School
4 days residential

About this course

In light of current events the Defence Cyber School is delivering this Cyber Foundation Pathway Module remotely via the Defence Learning Environment (DLE). 
The courses will run with options for either self-study online learning, for the more confident student or instructor supported remote learning, via DLE, audio and text chat sessions which can be selected under planned dates. 
Students wishing to opt for self-study should email making sure to include the service number linked to your DLE account. 

Module 1 will give you essential computer networking knowledge which is required to be successful at progressing onto further modules of the CFP.

Students who have recent experience of the topics covered in the course may wish to skip straight to taking the module assessment on the DLE. If you wish to do this please email making sure to include the service number linked to your DLE account

What you will learn

  • How layers of the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model interact and communicate with each other
  • Knowledge of binary and hexadecimal and their application to networking design and operation
  • How to build and configure a simulated network
  • How encryption is used to secure network communications

How will this course help my career?

Each module in the Cyber Foundation Pathway builds sequentially on the learning from preceding modules. Successful completion of this module will enable you to proceed to the next module to further build your cyber skills.

Before you attend

Prior to attending student are to have: 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Partners Across Government (PAG)
SC clearance required.

How will I learn?

Classroom, Online

How will you be assessed?

There are a series of formative tests as part of the learning, and a final summative assessment hosted on the DLE. If you are following the Cyber Foundation Pathway it is necessary for you to pass this assessment. 

If you wish to do this please email including the service number linked to your DLE account