Registration in this program is restricted to U.S. Government civilian employees and U.S. military service members only.

Description: This course is a comprehensive study of Defense Security as a cross-disciplinary function that supports the missions of DoD commands and agencies.  The course addresses DoD security as a profession by integrating skills, disciplines, and responsibilities within the security field.  It addresses the emerging role of multidisciplinary security generalist.

Course Learning Outcomes:
This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Analyze, explain, and assess the broad scope of disciplines and functions within the DoD security arena
  • Examine and analyze critical and emergent issues within the DoD security disciplines and functions
  • Assess and analyze the costs and effects of policy decisions on the security program and its interrelationships with other DoD programs
  • Identify, analyze, and explain the strategic effects of security program success or failure within the DoD
  • Assess and summarize the broad scope of competencies of a security generalist

Delivery: Virtual Instructor-led

Length: 16 weeks

Target Audience: Restricted to U.S. government civilian employees and military service members

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of Students Per Course: 20

Prerequisites: Security Fundamentals Professional Certification (SFPC), one of the core Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Certifications, is required in order to register for this course.

Requirements: This course requires students to complete weekly assignments including reading, research, and writing assignments similar to those required for a three semester hour graduate-level course.  Students must make significant commitment of time to complete these assignments.

Credit Recommendation (What's this?): Three semester hours in security infrastructure or security management - graduate degree category.

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP

Notes: If STEPP does not recognize prerequisite courses, email info to CDSE Registrar.

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

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