Cyber Foundation Pathway – Module 2 - CFPM2

Technology School
4 days residential

About this course

This course is part of the Cyber Foundation Pathway, building on the networking knowledge gained in Module 1 and developing understanding of the cyber threats and implications across all layers of the OSI model. It will develop your understanding of the threats and vulnerabilities that exist at each layer and enable you to identify and describe the risks presented by those vulnerabilities.

The course is suitable for anyone who requires the Cyber Foundation Pathway training as part of their current or future role and provides the foundation understanding of network and host based threats required for the more advanced Cyber Foundation Pathway modules.

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

  • Cyber threats and vulnerabilities across the OSI model
  • Potential mitigations and implications of mitigating vulnerabilities at each layer
  • Potential security solutions, intrusion detection and intrusion prevention systems, and their application within a network structure
  • Malware principles, techniques, and how to detect malware through signature, vulnerability, and anomaly detection methods

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 you cyber skills.

Before you attend

To attend module 2 you need to have:
  • attended CFP module 1 or
  • passed the CFP module 1 assessment

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?

Blended Learning

How will you be assessed?

Assessment of this module is a one hour multiple choice DLE exam. The pass mark is 70%.

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