What's New

CDSE has partnered with Pearson VUE to deliver SPēD Certification testing through their secure network of test centers located at over 800 sites worldwide including 250 DoD bases. Partnership with Pearson VUE provides a global network of test centers and removed previous barriers of limited testing locations and events. Pearson VUE delivers computer-based testing through a secure network that expands SPeD Certification test opportunities for security professionals worldwide

Congratulations to all who participated in the SPIPC Beta testing. DSS will recommend conferrals to USD(I) in March 2013 for all who achieved a passing score. Those who did not achieve a passing score will have an opportunity to retest immediately once SPIPC is released for commercial testing during 3rd Qtr FY 2013

Recognizing the time demands all security professionals face, the Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) has started producing training shorts that are usually ten minutes or less. These "shorts" allow security professionals to refresh their knowledge of a critical topic or quickly access information needed to complete a job.

The Center for Development of Security Excellence (CDSE) has released a new Information Security short, "Downgrading and Declassification." The purpose of this short is to provide learners with an opportunity to practice the thought process involved in calculating declassification instructions of a derivatively classified document derived from multiple sources. Access the short at http://go.usa.gov/YDG5. Many more shorts for your viewing can be found at http://www.cdse.edu/shorts/index.html 

The SAPPC Diagnostics are now available on the CDSE website at http://www.cdse.edu/certification/types-sappc.html, along with the SFPC Diagnostics at http://www.cdse.edu/certification/types-sfpc.html 

*New DSS CDSE Graduate Level Training Available*

DSS continues its effort to advance the professionalization of security professionals across the DoD. The information found in the below link includes Graduate level courses now offered by the Defense Security Service, CDSE, designed for mid to high-level personnel who possess the SPeD Security Fundamentals Professional Certification. As of January 2013 the American Council on Education College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has evaluated and recommended college credit recommendations for seven of these courses. These courses and many more can be found at http://www.cdse.edu/education/courses.html

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