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What is the difference between security education and security training?
The objective of education is usually to gain knowledge about principles, concepts, and facts and to develop analytic and problem-solving skills. The materials learned and the skills developed through education can be used by the student in a variety of settings.
Training is typically concerned with gaining a skill or set of skills specific to a particular job. Effectiveness is gauged by comparing the student's performance of particular job-related tasks before and after receiving the training.
Is CDSE an accredited certificate?
CDSE is currently accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE), a national accrediting authority recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Can I earn credit toward a college degree by taking CDSE security professional education courses?
CDSE Security Professional Education courses were designed and developed to meet credit equivalency recommendations for college and graduate-level courses. The American Council on Education (ACE) evaluated 33 CDSE courses, all of which received ACE Credit recommendations. These courses are listed in the ACE National Guide. CDSE staff will assist students who wish to transfer CDSE credits by providing information about these courses to the college or university the student attends. To transfer credits, students must first have established an account with the Credly website by accepting the CDSE ACE Digital Badges. Follow the guidance at the CDSE webpage My Digital Badges to request a CDSE ACE Digital Badge. Once you have accepted a digital badge and set up your profile, you will be able to send an official transcript directly from the Credly webpage to the institution of your choice. For instructions on how to send a transcript, please follow the guidance at the My Transcripts webpage for more information.
Does CDSE offer a master's degree in DOD security?
No. CDSE does not currently have the authority to confer a degree.
Why should I take CDSE security professional education courses?
These intellectually-stimulating courses:
Are courses available online?
Courses are delivered using an online collaborative learning environment, making them available to U.S. military members and government employees worldwide.
Do I need to travel to attend a CDSE security professional education course?
These courses are delivered entirely online using a collaborative learning environment. No travel is required to complete these courses.
Where do I find the ACE credit recommendation, continuing education units (CEU), or professional development units (PDUs) for a CDSE course?
Each course notes the ACE recommendation, CEUs, and PDUs offered under each course description.