This course does not contain the final exam. Students must register for the exam separately in STEPP and will receive credit for the course upon receiving a passing score.

Description: Provides a basic working knowledge of Operations Security (OPSEC) and how it applies to Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, components, and contractors. The course focuses on the history of OPSEC and the OPSEC process as described in NSDD-298. Students choose scenarios which allow them to practice OPSEC in different environments.

Length: 4 Hours

Target Audience: DoD personnel including managers, working group members and OPSEC coordinators supporting OPSEC programs who require knowledge of the OPSEC process but will not be asked to perform analysis

Distribution of this training product is limited to students with ".gov" and ".mil" e-mail addresses. Other applicants may submit their request for this course to the Interagency OPSEC Support Staff (IOSS) through their website,

Clearance Requirement: None

Number of students per class: N/A

Prerequisites: None

Requirements: A passing score of 75% on the final exam (IO-OP101.06) allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.

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Credit Recommendations/Earned:

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 0

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