Introduction to Information Security IF011.16

Description: This course provides an introduction to the Department of Defense (DOD) Information Security Program. Students will be provided with a basic understanding of the legal and regulatory basis for the program, how the program is implemented throughout the DOD and an introduction to the Information Security Program lifecycle.

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

  • Define the purpose and phases of the DOD Information Security Program
  • Describe the classification process
  • Describe safeguarding and secure dissemination of classified information
  • Describe the declassification processes and destruction methods for classified information

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 1 hour

Target Audience: DOD civilian and military personnel with little or no experience working with classified information


  • General Requirements: N/A
  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing score of 75 percent on the final exam 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.PR, IS020.CU, IS030.CU, GS100., GS101.PR, GS101.10, SA101.PR
  • Professional Development Units per SPēD: PDUs are determined by length of course and IAW with current Certification Maintenance Guidelines

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.