Cyber Network Fundamentals - CYNF

Technology School
5 days - residential
Multiple locations

About this course

This course is designed to bring the 'non-network aware' computer user to a level of understanding that enables them to move on to the Cyber Intermediate Practical Course. This is a very fast paced and content heavy course that provides the underpinning knowledge required for training in cyber. It is recommended that you allow for a period of consolidation following the CYNF before progressing to the CYIP course.

The CYNF course is the first element in a trilogy of technical skills building courses; Network Fundamentals, Intermediate Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner. It is a prerequisite for later courses. It can also be used as a primer for the CNSC course.

Courses will run at Blandford until 31 March 2018 and will then move and be run at the Defence Academy, Shrivenham from 1 April 2018.

What you will learn

You will learn/develop:
  • network theory concepts
  • the 7 layer OSI and TCP/IP models
  • network protocols
  • IP addressing and subnet masks
  • VPNs, IDS/IPSs, IP security and encryption
  • an introduction to common network threats and vulnerabilities

How will this course help my career?

If you are seeking to develop technical cyber skills you will find this course the starting point of your learning, developing the underlying theory to understand how networks function and how this relates to attacking and defending networks.

Before you attend

There are no prerequisites to join this course, however candidates will benefit from understanding the basics of networked computing. The course has a heavy curriculum that moves quickly through the five days.

Can I attend this course?

This course is suitable for the following type(s) of applicant.
  • Industry
  • Internationals
  • Military
  • MOD Civil Servants
  • Other government departments (OGDs)

How will I learn?


How will you be assessed?

Learning will be assessed through classroom observations and practical activities.