Physical Security Measures PY103.16

Description: This course provides a thorough understanding of the physical security measures available for implementing the protection of Department of Defense (DOD) assets. The course defines the use and purpose of each measure. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, security in-depth, intrusion detection systems, fencing, guard forces, and closed circuit television.

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Learning Objectives: Students shall demonstrate comprehension of the physical security measures available for implementation in the protection of DOD assets as well as the uses for and purposes of each type of physical security measure.

Delivery Method: eLearning

Length: 2 hours

Target Audience: DOD civilian and military employees as well as Defense contractors involved in or charged with physical security responsibilities


  • General Requirements: N/A
  • Clearance Requirements: N/A
  • Attendance Requirements: N/A
  • Exam Requirements: A passing grade of 75% on the final exam (PY103.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

Prerequisites: N/A

Credits Recommended/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?): In association with GS101.01, GS101.10, and PY201.01
  • 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. 

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.