Cyber Foundation Pathway – Module 1 - CFPM1

Technology School
5 days residential
Shrivenham or Online

About this course

Module 1 provides essential foundation knowledge in computer networking concepts which is required to be successful for progressing onto further modules of the Cyber Foundation Pathway 

The Defence Cyber School (DCS) is offering a blended approach to the delivery of the Cyber Foundation Pathway (CFP) Module 1. This gives students increased flexibility to customise their learning experience.

There are three study options available depending on how you wish to learn:

Self-study online learning: 
The course content will be made available online through the DLE and is to be used in conjunction with the CFPM1 wiki.  Students will work through the content (solo) at their own pace and schedule.

Students wishing to opt for self-study should contact Defence Cyber School via ‘Ask about this course’ making sure to include the service number linked to your DLE account.

Instructor led remote classroom (online):
Building on the course materials available online for self-study, this course includes instructor led remote classroom learning.  You can expect daily instructor led demonstrations on concepts and toolsets, instructor teaching sessions, group exercises and quizzes; all with the ability to talk to and ask questions of the instructors throughout each day of the module.  This course is run via an Adobe Connect online classroom.  You can apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button above and selecting dates highlighted as remote delivery.

Classroom based learning: 
This is a residential option returning to the more traditional way of face-to-face teaching.  All the module content will be instructor taught using DCS classroom facilities; whiteboard, DCS network and PowerPoint.  This will be conducted at the Defence Academy.  You can apply via the ‘Apply Now’ button above and selecting dates highlighted as classroom delivery.

Students who have recent experience of the topics covered in the course may wish to skip straight to the module assessment on the DLE.  If you wish to do this, please contact us via ‘Ask about this course’ making sure to include the service number linked to your DLE account.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • how layers of the Open Systems Interconnect (OSI) model interact and communicate with each other
  • knowledge of subnets and subnetting including binary and hexadecimal and their application to networking design and operation
  • how to build, configure and fault find on a simulated network that you’ve created
  • how to capture, view and analyse data traffic
  • 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 undertaking Module 1 students are required to have:
  • passed the Cyber 101 DLE assessment
  • passed the Tech Baseline DLE assessment
  • completed the Module 0 Part DLE content 
  • attended Module 0 Part B at the Defence Academy
SC clearance is required.

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, E-Learning

How will you be assessed?

Throughout Module 1 there are a series of formative tests as part of the learning. These knowledge checks allow you to check your own understanding of the expected training objectives. This is a final summative assessment hosted on the DLE.  The summative assessment consists of 50 questions, with a time limit of 60 minutes and a pass mark of 70%.  If you are following the CFP it is necessary for you to pass this assessment to progress to the next module in the pathway.

You can undertake the final summative assessment without taking part in any of the study options. If you wish to do this, please contact us via ‘Ask about this course’ including the service number linked to your DLE account.

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