Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between CCFC and COFC?

The course content for these two courses are identical. They have been separated for administrative purposes – CCFC is intended for civilian/contractor personnel and COFC is for military personnel.

Do I need to be on a .mil domain?

Our courses are unclassified and accessible on and off the .mil domain. An email in the .mil, .gov,, or domain is required to create an account on the learning management system.

Are the 229 COS courses self-paced?

Our courses are all self-paced. Course extensions will not be granted.

Do these courses include exams?

There is an exam at the end of each phase of instruction. CCFC and COFC students must achieve an 85% or higher to pass each exam. Phase exams must be completed in sequence in order to progress to the next phase exam.

What is the structure of the exam questions?

Academic examinations may consist of multiple choice, true/ false, fill-in-the-blank, matching, diagram labeling and/ or short essay questions.

What if I do not pass an exam?

Students who fail a phase exam more than three times will be locked out of the exam and will need to email the course org box to request a fourth attempt. Course instructors can review exam scores and offer instructional assistance to students who require remedial training. If a student fails the fourth exam attempt, they will be unable to progress in the current course and must enroll in a following course iteration.

What is required if I need to withdraw from my course?

Please email the course org box and request to be withdrawn. The email should include your course (i.e. COFC 18-01).

Do I receive CompTia Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for taking a 229 COS course?

CCFC and COFC are approved for 44 hours of A+, Network+, and Security+ Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Students should be aware that there are max limits on the 44 CEUs would be uploaded using the Completed a Training Course Activity. Visit for more information.

Do I receive any Joint Qualified Officer (JQO) points?

Officers can earn 1.0 JQO point for completion of COFC toward joint qualification. Visit MyPers for more information.

Do I receive any Extension Course Institute (ECI) points?

Graduates of COFC are awarded 12 ECI points. To submit:

  1. Go into vPC-GR
  2. Which takes you to myPers
  3. Click the Action request tab
  4. Under My Records section (updates and corrections) -- click the Request -- Retirement Points Corrections.
  5. Upload your COFC certificate as an attachment

How do I receive an updated Cyber SURF?

Contact the ACC A6 Cyberspace Professional Management Office, Cyberspace Professional Development Program at

How do I update my MilPDS?

Students should contact their Unit Training Managers for updates to MILPDS. PDS Code: 0K2