May 15, 2015

Register Now For Upcoming Tuition Free, CDSE Education Classes!

A New Semester Starts August 24, 2015!

Security professionals throughout the U.S. military and Federal Government are taking advantage of CDSE's curriculum of semester long advanced and graduate courses. These courses are designed to prepare DoD Security Professionals for leadership positions and responsibilities. The Fall 2015 registration is now open and the semester runs from August 24, 2015 to December 18, 2015. These classes fill quickly, so register now.

These courses will enhance your analytical thinking and problem solving skills. In addition, they will help you gain critical knowledge about principle concepts and facts that anyone who wants to be a future leader within DoD should know. The courses include reading, researching, and writing assignments similar to a three credit, collegiate-level course. A significant time commitment is required but the commitment will pay off. The courses are online, tuition free, and allow students the flexibility to collaborate with each other and Subject Matter Expert Instructors when they want.

All of the courses have received college credit recommendations from the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) with the exception of ED 603 Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies. That course is scheduled for ACE review in the summer 2015.

You can learn more about the offered classes, as well as register for them, by visiting the links below:

  1. Writing and Communication Skills for Security Professionals (CDSE ED 201)
  2. Security as an Integral Part of DoD Programs (CDSE ED 501)
  3. Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and DoD Bureaucracy (CDSE ED 502)
  4. Budgeting and Financial Management for Security Programs (CDSE ED505)
  5. Human Resource Management for DoD Security (CDSE ED506)
  6. Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DoD Security Programs (CDSE ED508)
  7. Assessment and Evaluation of DoD Security Programs (CDSE ED509)
  8. The Future of Security Systems and Information Assurance (CDSE ED 510)
  9. Statutory, Legal, and Regulatory Basis of DoD Security Programs (CDSE ED601)
  10. Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies (CDSE ED603)

If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Division at

NCMS Attendees: Register Now For Industrial Security Class

Enhance your learning experience during the 2015 NCMS Annual Seminar! Sign up for the "Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs," June 22 and 26, in Las Vegas, NV.

Please note that the two day "Getting Started Seminar for New FSOs" will be delivered in conjunction with the NCMS Seminar and will be presented in a split schedule. Day one of the course will be on Monday, June 22 and day two will be on Friday, June 26. This allows participants to attend both the CDSE training and the NCMS Annual Seminar.

You must attend both the Monday and Friday session to receive a CDSE course completion certificate. The prerequisite course "FSO Role in the NISP" is required for registration to the "Getting Started Seminar." Register today.

SAP Toolkit

Are you looking for information about Special Access Programs (SAPs)? If you answered yes, the SAP Toolkit is the place to start. This toolkit quickly points to the resources needed to perform your role in a SAP. Information is divided into seven categories: SAP Basics, SAP Roles and Responsibilities, Safeguarding SAP Information, Managing SAPs, Determining SAP Access Eligibility, SAP Forms and Templates, and Security Professionalization. Access the toolkit.

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