Description: This course provides students a baseline of fundamental knowledge to perform common DoD security tasks and practices in Industrial, Personnel, Information, and Physical Security disciplines and understand their interrelationships, as well as their related policies, programs, and procedures. Additionally, risk management concepts form the foundation of the course, and related content is woven throughout.

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:

  • Describe the various types of threats to the DoD infrastructure
  • Identify potential indicators of insider threats
  • Identify key components of the insider threat program
  • Identify key avenues and actions associated with threat reporting
  • Define Risk Management and identify the five-step risk management process
  • Identify the relationship between industrial security and risk management
  • List the steps in the contracting process and identify security considerations for each
  • Identify the purpose of DD Form 254 and key sections containing security guidelines
  • Identify the relationship between personnel security and risk management
  • Recognize the purpose of the National Personnel Security Program
  • Identify the stages of the personnel security clearance process
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved in the clearance process
  • Identify the 13 adjudicative guidelines
  • Identify the nine adjudicative factors
  • Use adjudicative guidelines and factors to make an appropriate interim security clearance recommendation
  • Recognize the purpose of due process and continuous evaluation as it relates to personnel security
  • Define information security and its purpose
  • Identify the relationship between information security and risk management
  • Correctly mark a derivatively classified document
  • Properly safeguard and prepare for transportation a piece of classified information
  • Identify the requirements and regulations that guide technology transfer
  • Identify Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and its protective measures
  • Recognize the fundamentals of Cybersecurity
  • Define the purpose and identify the steps in the Risk Management Framework
  • Identify the purpose and techniques for disposal and destruction of classified material
  • Identify responsibilities for personnel who handle and process classified information
  • Define and list requirements for classified meetings, including security manager responsibilities
  • Differentiate between oversight and inspection and identify the steps in the inspection process
  • Differentiate between security violations and infractions and identify the process for handling security incidents
  • Recognize the fundamentals of Communications Security
  • Recognize the fundamentals of Technical Surveillance Countermeasures and TEMPEST
  • Identify the relationship between physical security and risk management
  • Recognize the fundamentals of Physical Security (security-in-depth, Unified Facility Criteria (UFC), criminal threat, the crime triangle, and security coordination)
  • Identify the purpose and key components of a physical security plan
  • Apply the five steps in the risk management model towards physical security planning using a fictional installation
  • Deliver a Security Education, Training, and Awareness briefing

Delivery Method: Instructor-led

Length: 7 days

Target Audience: DoD and Federal civilian, military, and contractor security personnel.


  • Clearance Requirements: Secret
  • Attendance Requirements: Full-time attendance
  • Exam Requirements: Students must earn a 75 percent cumulative grade average of all practical exercises, quizzes and exams.

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

  • Developing a Security Education & Training Program (GS104.16)
  • Special Access Programs (SAP) Overview (SA001.16)
  • OPSEC Awareness for Military Members, DoD Employees and Contractors Course (GS130.16)
  • Introduction to Risk Management Course (GS150.06)
  • Introduction to Risk Management Framework (RMF) (CS124.16)
  • Introduction to Industrial Security (IS011.16)
  • Introduction to Personnel Security (PS113.16)
  • Introduction to Information Security (IF011.16)
  • Original Classification (IF102.16)
  • Derivative Classification (IF103.16)
  • Marking Classified Information (IF105.16)
  • Transmission and Transportation for DoD (IF107.16)
  • Introduction to Physical Security (PY011.16)
  • Storage Containers and Facilities (PY105.16)
  • Physical Security Planning and Implementation (PY106.16)
  • Physical Security Measures (PY103.16)
  • Lock and Key Systems (PY104.16)

*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:

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.

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Course Schedule

Jul 21 - 29, 2020 (Linthicum, MD) CANCELLED

Sep 15 - 23, 2020 (Linthicum, MD) CANCELLED

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