This course is part of the Cyber Foundation Pathway, combining the technical skills learned in Modules 1 to 5 and combining them all to attack and defend networks.
You will take part in a series of network scenarios, discovering weaknesses and vulnerabilities and exploiting them to gain access to systems and services.
The assessment is not part of the residential course and must be booked following a minimum two-week period of consolidation time after the module.
The Defence Cyber School (DCS) is only offering classroom-based learning for this module, returning to the more traditional way of face-to-face teaching. All the module content will be delivered using DCS classroom facilities; whiteboard, DCS network and PowerPoint. This will be conducted at the Defence Academy.
- apply and combine previously learned skills to a simulated attack
- composite attack techniques
- composite defence techniques
- apply the cyber kill chain to realistic incidents
- incorporate Human factors into cyber techniques
This is the final module in the Cyber Foundation Pathway. Successful completion of this module and the associated CFPEX6 assessment provides a recognised JPA Competency for military personnel.
Prior to undertaking Module 6 you are required to have:
- completed all the pre-requisite elements for Modules 1 through 5
- completed the required Module 4 and 5 learning (in a DCS classroom or remote classroom) or passed the Module 4 and 5 assessments (or a combination of either)
SC clearance is required.
Further clarity of the CFP module pre-requisites can be found on our explanatory page.
The Module 6 exam is two hours long. You will be required to respond to questions reinforcing activities conducted during the Module 6 residential course. You are advised to bring your class notes with you. The assessment is not part of the residential course.
You may only book the CFPEX6 assessment once you have successfully completed all prior CFP assessments (Modules 1 to 5) and taken a minimum 2-week period of consolidation on completion of the Module 6 learning.