CyberAwareness Challenge 2020 for Department of Defense (DOD) DS-IA106.06

This course does not have a final exam.

Description: The Cyber Awareness Challenge is developed by the Defense Information Systems Agency for the DOD Chief Information Officer. Content is based on input from the Workforce Improvement Program Advisory Council. DOD and other agencies use this course to satisfy mandatory training. The course addresses the DOD 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program (WIP), 10 November 2015, incorporating Change 4, Office of Management and Budget Circular NO. A-130, and the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) 2014.

The Cyber Awareness Challenge begins with a message from the future describing serious vulnerabilities that were the result of certain decisions made in the present. The student is asked to help prevent these incidents by making proper cybersecurity decisions about events from the evidence provided. Through this process, the student learns proper cybersecurity practices. Students are given the opportunity to take the knowledge check track. This knowledge check option allows users to answer questions related to subtopics in each area. If these questions are answered correctly, students are given credit and are able to move to other subtopics.

Course Resources: N/A

Learning Objectives:
This course discusses the following topics:

  • Malicious Code
  • Computer Use
  • Removable Media and Mobile Devices
  • Online Behavior
  • Physical Security
  • Insider Threat
  • Information Security
  • SCI and SCIFs

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 60 Minutes

Target Audience: Department of Defense (DOD) information system users and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program


  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: N/A

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: 3

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.