These courses are internet-based, self-paced training. For these training courses, students register in our learning management system STEPP, where their transcripts and certificates are maintained for record keeping.

Security Awareness Hub

These eLearning courses are for occasional users of select CDSE awareness courses (e.g., annual mandatory training). No registration or sign in is required. Students can print a Certificate of Completion at the end of a course; however, CDSE maintains no record of course completion. Security Awareness Hub courses cannot be used as prerequisites for instructor-led courses.



These online, informative events are available live, on-demand, or previously recorded and address topics and issues of interest to defense security personnel. Webinars are hosted on Adobe Connect and can be accessed from any computer with an internet connection and Adobe's Flash Player.


Courses taught by training staff and guest instructors at CDSE in Linthicum, MD and various mobile training sites.

Virtual Instructor-led

Virtual Instructor-led (VIL) courses are scheduled, eLearning facilitated by instructors through CDSE's online Collaborative Learning Environment.



Curricula are select groups of related courses that highlight a special area of study.


A repository of role-based resources that serve as a one-stop shop for security essentials.

Security Shorts

Training shorts are usually ten minutes or less and allow security personnel to refresh their knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job.

Security Training Videos

Training videos provide information and demonstrate various security procedures.