DoD Security Specialist GS101.01

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Aug 05-13, 2014 Linthicum, MD

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Description: This course is administered in two phases: Phase I web-based courses (DoD Security Specialist Curriculum, GS020.CU) and Phase II, the instructor-led course. Major areas of study include General Security, Industrial Security, Personnel Security, Information Security, and Physical Security.

Delivery: Web-based and Instructor-led

Length: 35 hours (web-based) and 7 days (instructor-led)

Scope and Concept:The Security Specialist Course (SSC) consists of two phases. Phase I begins with a course introduction. In addition, Phase I includes a series of eLearning courses presented in 4 modules. After completing these courses and passing each course's exam, students then must pass a comprehensive exam to gain access to Phase II - the instructor-led course.

Phase II focuses on the reinforcement and practical application of the knowledge gained online. Phase II activities include lectures, group and individual practical exercises, group presentations, and multiple-choice closed-book exams. As with Phase I, the content is organized by security discipline, with an added emphasis on the role each discipline plays in risk management.

Target Audience: Entry-level DoD and Federal agency civilian, military, and contractor security professionals. The course is also suitable for Information Security Managers; Security Administrators; Program Managers; Declassification Specialists; Intelligence Officers/Analysts; and persons with additional duties as a Security Manager or who are seeking to enhance their knowledge of any of the above security disciplines.

Number of Students Per Course: 42, unless determined otherwise by the course manager

Clearance Requirement: Phase I – None. Phase II – SECRET. Interim SECRET eligibility is also acceptable. Eligibility is verified through the DoD approved verification system. If the registrar is unable to verify eligibility, the student's security manager must submit a visit request to the registrar. The registrar will inform the student or the student's supervisor if a visit request is required. Students will not be permitted to attend the Phase II course until their eligibility has been verified.

System Requirements: Internet Explorer 6.0, Flash Player 8, Internet bandwidth connection (DSL or better), Display 1024 x 768, Audio (16-bit sound card), Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0

Prerequisites: Successful completion of all DoD Security Specialist Curriculum GS020.CU activities.

Registration Requirements:

  1. Students must complete the DoD Security Specialist Course Curriculum GS020.CU.
  2. Students will then select a date for the Phase II course they want to attend. Students need to complete the navigation document GS020.NAV in order to register for the Phase II course. Students will be placed in a "Pending Approval" status upon registration of Phase II. Seats are approved on a first-come, first-serve basis, with students approved for a seat in the order they complete the curriculum. Students will be placed on a waiting list once maximum seat capacity is reached. If additional seats become available or cancellations are received, students from the waiting list will be contacted. Course reservations are not allowed.

Course Approval: Course approval closes 7 days before the course begins. Students will receive an email notification once they have an approved seat in the course.



CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.