CENG 003 AI Foundations for the DoD Credential

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CENG 003 AI Foundations for the DoD Credential
(Last Modified: 15-Apr-2024)


This credential trains DoD acquisition professionals to manage Artificial Intelligence (AI) projects with a combination of commercial online training and DoD-specific training. Students will receive a grounding in the topics of AI definitions and technologies, the AI ecosystem, and the importance of data and algorithmic ethics, culminating in a Coursera course series certificate in “Ethics in the Age of AI.” It includes hands-on AI ethics activities and a capstone exam. Multiple online DAU courses put this foundation into a DoD acquisition project context, emphasizing DoD’s AI Strategy, Responsible AI (RAI) mandate, and how to adapt acquisition phases in alignment with industry best practice and emerging AI statutes, policies, and standards.

Focus areas include:
  • Technologies under the AI umbrella
  • Strategic planning for AI projects within an ethical RAI framework
  • How to discern when AI is present in a DoD product or vendor offering
  • Building AI teams
  • Contracting for AI
  • Importance of using modern software practices
  • Data acquisition for AI
  • Machine Learning (ML) overview including machine learning operations (MLOps) and data pipeline operations
  • Emergent information on the new practices of Engineering for AI, Testing AI, and Logistics for AI.
The DAU courseware culminates with a recap of where to find help in DoD and professional tips for how to get started with an AI project.

Estimated time to complete this credential is 12 hours. Earn up to 13 CLPs.

Target Attendees
Acquisition workforce professionals in all functional areas responsible for acquiring and/or maintaining Artificial Intelligence technology and/or those requiring currency on emerging technologies. Suitable for both non-technical and technical audiences who will work on an AI project.
ID Title Delivery Method
CENG 003 AI Foundations for the DoD Introduction Video
HOS 0036 AI for Everyone Online Training (OLT)
SWE 0056 What is Artificial Intelligence (AI)? Online Training (OLT)
SWE 0057 What is Machine Learning? Online Training (OLT)
SWE 0058 Overview of AI in the DoD Online Training (OLT)
CENG 003 Capstone Assessment Online Training (OLT)
Additional Credential Information
Expiration 3 years from date earned.
Department of Defense (DoD) Only
Continuous Learning Points
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Deployed Date 2/13/2024
ACE Recommended Credits None
  • Predecessor courses may not be used to complete credential requirements.
  • All students must have a DAUID.
  • Enroll in a Credential through the DAU Virtual Campus at