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Type of Assignment  Representative Activities
CIO Office  Identifies and describes the following: policies, laws, and regulations; emerging IT acquisition strategies; best practices; IT-related performance measures and quality management; capital planning and investment control; acquisition planning, solicitation, and administration; and information assurance/cybersecurity.
Central Design Activity (CDA)  Identifies and describes the following: basic concepts of software engineering and development activities; enterprise architecture; best practices; IT systems engineering; information assurance/cybersecurity; IT-related technologies; test and evaluation processes; and verification and validation processes.
Project Office/Field Activities  Identifies and describes the following: IT program management approaches; emerging IT acquisition strategies; best practices; IT-related performance measures and quality management; acquisition planning, solicitation, and administration; information assurance/cybersecurity; test and evaluation processes; verification and validation processes; and fielding and sustaining IT systems.
Core Certification Standards (required for DAWIA certification)
 Acquisition Training  ACQ 1010  Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
 Functional Training  ISA 1011  Basic Information Systems Acquisition
 Education Formal education not required for certification
 Experience 1 year of acquisition experience with information technology (AIS, BCAT, or software intensive systems) in the following career fields: IT, T&E, PM, LCL, ENG

Core Plus Development Guide (desired training, education, and experience) Type of Assignment
Training CIO Off CDA PO/Fld Act
  BCF 110 Fundamentals of Business Financial Management    
  BFM 0050 Planning, Programming, Budgeting & Execution  
  CLB 007 Cost Analysis  
  CLB 023 Software Cost Estimating
  CLB 042 Cost Risk and Uncertainty Analysis
  CLC 011 Contracting for the Rest of Us
  CLE 004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts
  CLE 015 Continuous Process Improvement Familiarization
  CLE 041 Software Reuse
  CLE 063 Capability Maturity Model-Integration (CMMI)
  CLM 071 Introduction to Data Management
  CLV 016 Introduction to Earned Value Management
  ENG 101 Fundamentals of Systems Engineering
  LOG 0010 Life Cycle Product Support Management
  LOG 1000 Life Cycle Logistics Fundamentals
  STM 101 Introduction to Science and Technology Management  
  TST 102 Fundamentals of Test and Evaluation  
 Baccalaureate degree, preferably with a major in computer science, information systems management, business administration, cybersecurity or a related field
 None specified
1 The Core Certification Standards section lists the training and/or education and experience REQUIRED for certification at this level for this career field within 24 months of assignment.
2 An "(R)" following a course title indicates the course is delivered as resident-based instruction.