Cyber Foundation Pathway – Module 3 - CFPM3

Technology School
5 days residential

About this course

This course is part of the Cyber Foundation Pathway and will give the you an introduction to operating systems, architectures, security, and the command line. Primarily focussed around Windows and Linux, this course will get you comfortable on the command line and performing basic administrative and auditing tasks. The course is suitable for anyone who requires the Cyber Foundation Pathway training as part of their current or future role and is delivered by QA.

The Defence Cyber School (DCS) is offering a blended approach to the delivery of the Cyber Foundation Pathway (CFP) Module 3. This gives you increased flexibility to customise your 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.  You will work through the content solo and at your own pace and schedule. There is no instructor support provided with this study option.

If you wish to opt for self-study, you can enrol directly on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) via this link.  

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 by QA on behalf of Defence Cyber School using their Learn-Anywhere remote classroom application.  

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 delivered by QA 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.

To progress further through the CFP, you must complete and pass the Module 3 Assessment.

Module 3 Assessment: If you have recent experience of the topics covered in the course you may wish to skip straight to the end of module assessment on the DLE. The assessment can be located via this link.  

Please note that the assessment for Module 3 will not be unlocked for access unless you have successfully completed the Module 2 assessment.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • Functionality of Linux and Windows PCs
  • Differences and similarities
  • Strengths and vulnerabilities
  • Physical and logical architecture of a computer
  • Get hands on with the command line

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 of the CFP and further build your cyber skills.

Before you attend

Prior to undertaking Module 3 you are required to have:
  • completed all the pre-requisite elements for Module 2
  • attended an instructor supported CFP Module 2 course or passed the CFP Module 2 assessment
SC clearance is required.

Further clarity of the CFP module pre-requisites can be found on our explanatory page.

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 3 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. 

Module 3 culminates in 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 by going direct to the DLE.