Cyber Foundation Pathway - Technical Baseline - CFPTB

Technology School
2-6 hours

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About this course

The first technical module in the Cyber Foundation Pathway, Technical Baseline is designed to ensure you have a firm grounding in fundamental concepts of computing or networking prior to embarking on CFP module 1. 

The assessment can be completed any time after enrolling without completing all the chapters. This is to enable you if you have prior experience (e.g. completed Phase 2 training as part of the RSigs, TG4, or CIS or WE) to proceed appropriately.

This e-learning course is delivered on the Defence Learning Environment, and it is expected that it will take between 2 and 6 hours to complete, depending upon your existing knowledge. 

Available online from 19 August 2019.

What you will learn

  • The components of a computer, and their function
  • The components of a network, and their function
  • The two main conceptual models of networking – ISO and TCP/IP 
  • Decimal, binary and hexadecimal number systems
  • What are protocols? And why are they important?
  • Cryptography, encryption and hashing – a basic overview of communicating securely

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

  • Completion of CFP – Cyber 101 (DLE based) 
  • CFP Module 0 is not required to complete this course, but is mandatory prior to completion of CFP Module 1.

Can I attend this course?

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

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

There are a series of optional formative tests as part of the learning, and a final assessment. If you are following the Cyber Foundation Pathway, it is necessary for you to pass this assessment before attending further modules.