Cyber Professional Military Education

 

The Cyber Programme of the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) offers a series of Professional Military Education (PME) short courses on various topics in Cyber Security. These courses are offered to members of the Canadian Armed Forces, the Department of National Defence and other government departments. All participants become enrolled in the non-credit granting Professional Certificate in Cyber Security Foundations programme.

There is no tuition for these courses, but participants or their units are responsible for arranging and defraying the costs of travel, meals and accommodations. Enrollment in these course is often over-subscribed and the RMC Cyber Programme prioritized enrollment based on the operational needs of its partners.

Please contact the Adminsitration Officer of the Cyber Training Unit (CTU), Mrs. Raja Abaab (raja.abaab@rmc.ca) for general questions, to be included on our mailing list or to send in course nominations.

Cyber Security Professional Military Education (PME) Program

A new Cyber Security Foundations Program (CSFP) has been established which encompasses all Cyber PME courses shown in Table 1. A CSFP Pilot will begin in September 2024 running through the spring of 2025. The CSFP is the RMC Cyber Program's PME main effort and enrollment in courses will be limited for other students. It may be possible for student to attend individual PME courses listed below during that period. A call for submission will be sent out 6 to 8 weeks prior to the start day if spots are available for any of these courses. See table 1 for details.

Two courses will be offered virtually or in the National Capital Region (NCR), see table 2 for details.

Course Dates* Academic Year 2024/25

Table 1 - Courses offered at RMC

Course

Start Date

End Date

Notes

Cyber Security Computing Foundations-I (CompFun-I)

09 Sept 2024

27 Sept 2024

Capacity: Total: 16; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Short Course in Networks & Security (SCINS)

01 Oct 2024

18 Oct 2024

No classes 30 Sep (Natl Day for Truth and Reconciliation), 11 or 14 Oct ( Thanksgiving)

Capacity: Total: 24; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Fall Break

21 Oct 2024

25 Oct 2024  
Intrusion Detection & Extrusion Analysis Skills (IDEAS)

28 Oct 2024

3 Dec 2024

Monday-Tuesday, except for 12-13 Nov because of 11 Nov (Remembrance Day)

Capacity: Total: 24; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Malware Analysis Short Course (MASC)

30 Oct 2024

5 Dec 2024

Wednesday-Thursday, except 14-15 Nov because of 11 Nov (Rememberance Day)

Capacity: Total: 24; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Short Course in Digital Forensics Investigation Techniques (DigForIT)

9 Dec 2024

19 Dec 2024

Monday-Thursday

Capacity: Total: 18; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Cyber Security Computing Foundations-II (CompFun-II)

6 Jan 2025

11 Feb 2025

Monday-Tuesday 

Capacity: Total: 16; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Exploitation Techniques Course (ETC)

8 Jan 2025

13 Feb 2025

Wednesday-Thursday

Capacity: Total: 16; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Winter Break

17 Feb 2025

21 Feb 2025

 

Advanced Exploitation and Analysis Techniques (AEAT)

24 Feb 2025

13 Mar 2025

Monday-Thursday

Capacity: Total: 16; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Security of Platform / Operational Technology Systems (SPOTS)

17 Mar 2025

27 Mar 2025

Monday-Thursday

Capacity: Total: 16; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Cyber Exercise (CyberX)

31 Mar 2025

17 Apr 2025

Capacity: Total: 16; CSFP: TBC; Others: TBC.

Table 2 - Courses offered virtually or in the National Capital Region (NCR)

Course

Start Date

End Date

Notes

Short Course in Cybersecurity Risk Assessment Methodology (SCCRAM)

21 Oct 2024

25 Oct 2024

Delivered virually. Dates to be confirmed.

Capacity: TBD.

Malware Analysis Short Course (MASC)

24 Feb 2025

25 Mar 2025

Delivered in the NCR. Dates to be confirmed.

Capacity: 16.

* See the detailed course designs for daily schedules

Contact

For further information, please contact the RMC Chair for Cyber Security (Dr. Sylvain Leblanc) or the Administration Officer of the Cyber Training Unit (CTU), Mrs. Raja Abaab (Raja Abaab). 

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