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Cyberspace Defense Technician - Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC) 255S

Course Information 

  • Course Title: Cyberspace Defense Technician, Warrant Officer Advanced Course (WOAC)
  • Course Number: 4-11-C32-255S (CP)
  • College: Signal Leader Development College (SLDC)
  • OPR: Warrant Officer Branch
  • Status Change Date: October 2023
  • Training site: CCoE & Fort Eisenhower, GA
  • Length: 12 Weeks
  • Managed: Army Training Requirements and Resources System (ATRRS)


Provide Active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 255S Warrant Officers with advanced technical training to perform critical MOS individual skill level 2 skills in preparation to serve in senior level cyber network management, staff, and supervisory positions.

Course Scope 

This course provides detailed instruction for the Cyberspace Defense Technician to perform Information Assurance/Computer Network Defense (IA/CND) protection and detection reaction measures at all levels, Security Information and Event Management (SIEM), Information Systems Forensics, Network & Systems Auditing, Securing a Cloud Environment, Penetration Testing, and CLI Tools. Focus is on the supervision and management of information assurance, electronic protection, transport, services, application layers, to achieve integrity and availability of information to the user. The student is instructed to install, maintain, and operate information protection to correspond with current network defense measures. A capstone training event is conducted at the course completion to evaluate the student's ability to perform MOS critical skills in simulated field environment. This course achieves the Army Learning Model (ALM) process through improving the quality, relevance, and effectiveness of face-to face learning experience through outcome-oriented instructional strategies that fosters thinking, initiative, and provide operational relevant content.


  1. Prior to enrolling in this course, the student must:
    a) Meet all prerequisites of DA PAM 611-21
    b) Complete the 4C-255S Cyberspace Defense Warrant WOBC or 4C-255S (RC) Phase 1 and 4C-255S (RC) (CP) Phase 2
    c) Complete the Warrant Officer Advance Course Common Core Distributed Learning (WOAC-CC-DL)
    d) Currently hold a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility of Secret Compartmented Information (SCI) Note: Exceptions to these policies may be waived through the Technical Director of the School of Information Technology by the Office Chief of Signal (OCOS)
  2. The following Individual Medical Readiness applies:
    a) Individual medical readiness (IMR) items (including periodic health assessment and current dental exam), physical profile documentation and post-deployment health reassessment (PDHRA) will be completed in accordance with AR 600-8-101, paragraph 3-2d(7) and DA form 5123, item 4b; and TRADOC Regulation 350-18, paragraphs 3-21c, 3-21d, and 3-22.
    b) Soldiers with temporary profiles, which are not a result of operational deployments and prevent full participation in a course, will be removed or deferred from school attendance consideration by their immediate commanders; until the temporary profiles are removed (see AR 350-1, paragraph 3-14b) removed (see AR 350-1, paragraph 3-14b)

Special Information

Travel/Transportation: Students graduate on the last day of the course at 1300 hours. All units please make travel arrangements according to Joint Federal Travel Regulation. States directs RC Soldier's mode of travel. BAH Waivers: Students may request Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) secretarial waiver to receive BAH at other than the permanent duty station to stabilize the Soldier's dependents according to the Joint Federal Travel Regulation and/or All Army Activity Message. Questions may be addressed to the Cyber COE USAR and NGB liaison offices.

Course Structure 

  • This course is un-phased.
  • The course consists of multiple modules. Each module consists of lessons.
  • The course is COTS intensive and reflects the most current methods of information security and information security procedures.
  • Training site: CCoE& Fort Eisenhower, GA.


A - Military History (8 Hours)
B - Command Line Interface (CLI) Tools (64 hours)
C - Information Systems Digital Forensics (72 hours)
D - Advanced SIEM (86 hours)
E - Network & Systems Auditing (72 hours)
F - Securing a Cloud Environment (72 hours)
G - Penetrating Testing (72 hours)
H - Staff Ride (8 hours)
I - Battle Analysis Brief (2 Hours)
Z - Administrative Time (24)