Introduction to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) CS124.16

Description: This course introduces the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Cybersecurity policies for the Department of Defense (DOD). The course will address the current state of Cybersecurity within DOD and the appropriate transition timelines. In addition, it identifies the six steps of the RMF and highlights the key factors to each step.

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

  • Identify policies and regulations that govern the DOD transition to RMF
  • Define DOD Information Technology affected by RMF
  • Understand the implementation of RMF

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 30 minutes

Target Audience: Department of Defense (DOD) military, civilian, and contractor personnel who are responsible for evaluating information systems under the RMF and certifying to the Government that information systems meet security requirements


  • General Requirements: N/A
  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final examination allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): In association with IF201.01
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: 1.5

System Requirements: Check if your system is configured appropriately to use STEPP.

CDSE courses are intended for use by Department of Defense and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program.