This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam (PY103.06) separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: This course provides a thorough understanding of the physical security measures available for implementing the protection of Department of Defense (DoD) assets.  The course defines the use and purpose of each measure.  Topics covered include, but are not limited to, security in-depth, intrusion detection systems, fencing, guard forces, and closed circuit television.

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Learning Outcomes: Students shall demonstrate comprehension of the physical security measures available for implementation in the protection of DoD assets as well as the

uses for and purposes of each type of physical security measure.

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 2 hours

Target Audience: DoD civilian and military employees as well as Defense contractors involved in or charged with physical security responsibilities

Number of Student per Course: N/A


  • Clearance Requirement: N/A
  • Attendance Requirement: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing grade of 75% on the final exam (PY103.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) In association with GS101.01, GS101.10, and PY201.01
  • Continuing Education Units per IACET: 0
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 7.50

Additional System Requirements: Adobe Flash Player 8.0 or above; Internet Explorer 6 or above with JavaScript 1.6 or better enabled; Adobe Acrobat Reader.

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