Education Courses
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All of the CDSE Education courses have been evaluated by the American Council on Education (ACE) for credit recommendations. The ACE  Learning Evaluation connects CDSE workplace learning with colleges and universities by helping employees gain access to academic credit for formal courses and examinations taken outside traditional degree programs. ACE credit recommendations allow students to transfer credit earned from approved courses toward completion of degree programs. CDSE course credit recommendations are listed in the ACE National Guide. Students earn a CDSE Digital Badge upon course completion, which can be shared on social media pages like LinkedIn or Facebook. The course digital badge confers the ACE Learning Evaluation credit recommendation for the course. The digital badges are displayed in each of the course description pages.
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Virtual Instructor-led Courses Certificate
Spring 2024
Fall 2024
*ED202.10 Writing and Communication Skills in the Security Environment      X
*ED203.10 Writing Incident Reports and Research Papers for DOD Security   X  
ED501.10 Security as an Integral Part of DOD Programs     X X
ED502.10 Organizational Considerations in Applying Security within the Federal and DOD Bureaucracy X X
ED503.10 Constitutional Law and its Application to DOD Security X X
ED504.10 Understanding Adversaries and Threats to the United States and the DOD X X
ED505.10 Budgeting and Financial Management for Security Programs   X
ED506.10 Human Resource Management for DOD Security X  
ED507.10 Managing a DOD Installation Security Program X X
ED508.10 Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Reporting to Support DOD Security Programs   X
ED509.10 Assessment and Evaluation of DOD Security Programs   X X
ED510.10 The Future of Security Systems and Cybersecurity X  
ED511.10 Leadership in DOD Security X X
ED512.10 Effective Communication in DOD Security X X
ED513.10 Security in the DOD Acquisition Process X  
ED514.10 Cybersecurity and Oversight of Information System Security X X
ED520.10 Foundations of Insider Threat Management   X X
ED601.10 Statutory, Legal, and Regulatory Basis of DOD Security Programs   X
ED603.10 Risk Management Project and Advanced Studies X  

*Eight-week course

CDSE Education Program Certificates

 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Risk Management ED151.PBC
 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Security Leadership ED152.PBC
 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Security Management ED153.PBC
 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Security (Generalist) ED154.PBC
 Post-Baccalaureate Certificate for Systems and Operations ED155.PBC