Cyber Network Security Course - CNSC

Technology School
10 days

About this course

This standalone course will consolidate and build upon your current skillset, developing the principle of Defence in Depth, moving away from an incident-management approach. The course introduces typical attack vectors, defences against them and tests of network security. It focuses on three main areas: the network, the user and devices and websites as well as exploring defences against the potential vulnerabilities of each.  

What you will learn

You will learn and develop:
  • attack, scanning and reconnaissance methodologies
  • metasploit intrusion
  • firewall zone deployment, programming and adding VoIP to firewalls
  • proof-of-concept, with rescanning and attempted Metasploit intrusions with firewalls
  • password gathering
  • lateral movement
  • SQL injection and data exfiltration
  • network design for Defence-in-Depth

How will this course help my career?

This course is for those personnel who are required to develop the technical cyber skills needed to actively mitigate and defend against a range of cyber-attacks. 

Security and restrictions

  • Military and Civil Service personnel only
  • minimum SC clearance required
  • UK, US, Australian, Canadian and New Zealand nationals only

Before you attend

Whilst there are no formal prerequisites for attendance on this course, it is a fast-paced technical course requiring attendees to demonstrate a level of cyber networking skill and theoretical knowledge at least equal to that developed on the Cyber Network Fundamentals Course. It is expected that attendees will be able to provide evidence of this skillset with their application. 

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)
Due to the nature of this course, it is only available to UK, US, Canadian, Australian or New Zealand nationals who hold at least an SC level of clearance and are Military or Civil Service (not necessarily Defence) employees. 

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Your development will be assessed by a range of methods, including continual practical assessment and exercises.