This course does not have a final exam.

Description: This virtual environment provides the opportunity for learners to participate in the technical implementation of the Certification and Accreditation (C&A): Configuration to DSS Standards course, to practice what they have learned in a non-production/test environment. The virtual environment accurately simulates systems using the Windows XP, Fedora 10 Linux, and Windows 7 OS. This allows for continued development of skills without fear of irrevocably damaging a production system. Practical Exercises (PEs) are also provided as part of this virtual environment. These activities reinforce the information, skills, and concepts presented through the course.

Course Resources: N/A

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

  • Demonstrate comprehension of the requirements and procedures for system configuration
  • Demonstrate comprehension of the procedures for use and analysis of the Event and Audit Logs

Delivery: eLearning

Length: 2-4 hours

Target Audience: Department of Defense (DoD) information system users and other U.S. Government personnel and contractors within the National Industrial Security Program who are responsible for evaluating information systems and certifying that information systems meet security requirements.

Number of Student per Course: N/A


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

Prerequisites: Introduction to NISP Certification and Accreditation Process course IS100.16, NISP C&A Process: A Walk-Through course IS200.16 and The Technical Implementation of C&A - Configuration to DSS Standards IS310.16

Credits Recommended/Earned

  • ACE Credit Recommendation: (What's this?) N/A
  • Continuing Education Units per IACET: N/A
  • Professional Development Units per SPeD: 6

Additional 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.