Information Security Management IF201.01

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 This mid-level course helps provide students with a comprehensive understanding of policies and procedures of the Department of Defense (DOD) Information Security Program (ISP). Lessons emphasize security classification, downgrading and declassification, and safeguarding, to include: access control, dissemination control, accountability, security storage, disposal, destruction, and transmission; violations and compromises, security education, and program oversight. Students can discuss ideas, issues, problems, and possible solutions with key representatives of those executive branch organizations responsible for the ISP. The intent of this course is to provide knowledge and skills for students to effectively implement and/or oversee DOD ISP policies and guidance.

The course is administered through eLearning prerequisites and Instructor-led training.

The prerequisite eLearning courses/exams provide a comprehensive introduction to common DOD security practices. You are required to successfully complete all prerequisites prior to requesting enrollment in the Instructor-led course.

Learning Objectives: This course is designed to enable students to:

  • Relate and illustrate fundamental policies of the ISP as stated in Executive Order (EO) 13526; 32 C.F.R. Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO) Final Rule; and DODM 5200.01, Information Security Program
  • Apply fundamental principles of security management to development, implementation, and evaluation of ISPs within their activities
  • State the role of the security manager in developing and implementing an ISP
  • Relate and illustrate the contribution of included and related programs
  • Identify organizations involved in developing and implementing the DOD ISP and related programs
  • Identify and locate directives, guidance, and supporting publications containing guidance and information concerning the ISP

Delivery Method: Instructor-led

Length: 5 days

Target Audience: This course is for DOD civilian, military, and contractor personnel with primary duty as an information security specialist or manager within a DOD Component ISP. The course is also appropriate for part-time information security specialists or managers, persons requiring the course as part of their training in an Information Security Management career field, and Federal employees with responsibilities related to information security. Students are also expected to have a functional working knowledge of the DOD ISP.


  • Clearance Requirements: Secret
  • Attendance Requirements: Full-time attendance
  • Exam Requirements: Students must earn an 80 percent cumulative grade average on practical exercises and the comprehensive final examination.

Prerequisites: You must complete all identified prerequisites in order to request enrollment in the Instructor-led course.

  • Introduction to Information Security IF011.06
  • Original Classification IF102.06
  • Derivative Classification IF103.06
  • Marking Special Categories of Classified Information IF105.06
  • Security Classification Guidance IF101.06
  • Transmission and Transportation for DOD IF107.06
  • Storage Containers and Facilities PY105.06
  • Special Access Programs (SAP) Overview SA001.06
  • Risk Management for DOD Security Programs GS102.06
  • Information Security Emergency Planning IF108.06
  • Introduction to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) CS124.06
  • Unauthorized Disclosure (UD) of Classified Information and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) IF130.06

*NOTE: You are required to successfully complete all eLearning courses/exams before requesting enrollment to the course. 60 days prior to your selected offering, a prerequisite exam will be assigned to your dashboard and must be passed before course attendance can be approved.

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): Three (3) semester hours, upper division baccalaureate degree category
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): Contact CompTIA to find out about CEUs for this course.

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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.

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