Registration Open for Fall Education Classes - Upcoming Webinar - Upcoming Security Specialist Training - STEPP Notice
May 9, 2024

Registration Open for Fall Education Classes

The CDSE Education Program’s Fall 2024 Semester registration opened on May 1. The fall semester classes will run from August 19 to December 15. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot in the spring semester. CDSE Education Program offers:

  • Tuition-free & flexible 100% virtual instructor-led courses
  • Five security education post-baccalaureate certificate programs
  • Highly qualified instructors
  • Real-world practical assignments
  • Virtual networking with professionals throughout the security community

You can learn more about the classes being offered and register for them by accessing the links here. To register, log into STEPP. If you have any questions, or need additional information, contact the CDSE Education Division.

Upcoming Webinar

CDSE webinars are a great way to gain insight into various security topics and interact with security experts. Webinars can also be used as professional development units (PDUs) in support of SPēD certification maintenance. Sign up today for the following upcoming live webinars:

Behavioral Threat Analysis to Mitigate Perceived Risk
May 16, 2024
12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Dr. Tabassum “Shumi” Rahman-Rawlins and Mr. Ian Stubblefield, subject matter experts from the Behavioral Threat Analysis Center, DOD Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center, will present a briefing on “Behavioral Threat Analysis to Mitigate Perceived Risk.”

Visit CDSE’s webinar webpage to register for these events and join the discussion!

Upcoming Security Specialist Training

Consider signing up for one of CDSE’s instructor-led training (ILT) or virtual instructor-led (VILT) DOD Security Specialist training courses! Training is free and the VILT eliminates travel expenses. Complete CDSE courses to earn Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward maintenance of Security Professional Education Development (SPēD) Program certifications and credentials. Select courses have the American Council on Education (ACE) CREDIT recommendations that may earn transfer credits at participating universities. Classes fill quickly, so register for one of the upcoming iterations:

DOD Security Specialist
June 4 - 12, 2024 (ILT)
Aug 6 – 14 (ILT)
Aug 14 – Sep 15 (VILT)

This course provides students a baseline knowledge to perform common DOD security tasks and practices. Visit the ILT or VILT course webpages to learn more and register!

STEPP Notice

The Security Training, Education, and Professionalization Portal (STEPP) will undergo maintenance and will be inaccessible on the following date:

Date: May 10 - 11, 2024
Time: 9:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. ET
Duration: 4 hours
Reason: system maintenance

During this window, STEPP users will be unable to access the system. Also, note that STEPP has a daily maintenance backup from 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. ET. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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