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 and 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 to proceed appropriately if you have relevant prior experience (e.g. completed Phase 2 training as part of the RSigs, TG4, or CIS or WE).
This course is delivered on the Defence Learning Environment (DLE) and will take you between 2-6 hours to complete, depending upon your existing knowledge. Click the 'Register your interest' button to access the course directly.
You will develop an awareness of:
- 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
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.
Prior to attendance you will need to complete CFP - Cyber 101.
Please note that completion of CFP Module 0 (parts A and B) is not required to complete the Technical Baseline course but is mandatory prior to completion of CFP Module 1.
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.