CME 250 SAM Policy and Procedures

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(Last Modified:03-Jan-2024)


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This course is being piloted for direct registration via DAU Virtual Campus (CSOD). Click on "Apply for this training" button in the upper right-hand corner to register for an offering.

This virtual instructor-led training (VILT) course is designed to ensure Software Professionals (SPs) have the knowledge and understanding of the application of the DCMA Software Acquisition Management Instruction (SAMI). This course aims to provide SPs a better understanding of how to apply DCMA Software Acquisition Management (SAM) policy and information in the performance of their daily duties. Students should be aware that CME 250 was developed for DCMA and uses DCMA document templates. Class instruction concentrates upon FAR, DFARs or common principles which apply across all services.

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Target Attendees
Targeted to SPs with basic to mid-level experience
See the "Notes" section of this course's concept card for recommended prerequisites.
Predecessor Course(s)
Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Expires On
None None None None
Course Length
3 weeks
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode Virtual Instructor Led Training
Equivalent Courses None
Availability Department of Defense (DoD) Only
PDS Code B5F
Walk-ins Authorized No
Pre-work required No
First Offering 2/27/2017
ACE Recommended Credits EXPIRED
Continuing Education Units   6.8
Continuous Learning Points  68
Reservist Retirement Points  0
Historical Allocations Mouse Over for Past CEU/CLPs
Fulfillment Eligible YES
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  • This course is restricted to DoD government civilian and military students only. DCMA students have priority in this course. Non-DCMA students may be placed in a registered status if there are seats available or added to the waitlist if there are no available seats.
Recommended Prerequisites:
  • ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
  • CLE 074 Cyber Security Throughout DoD Acquisition
  • CLE 076 Introduction to Agile Software Development
  • CMI 101 DCMA Multifunctional Orientation
  • EVM 101 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
  • ISA 1011 Basic Information Systems Acquisition
Additional Information:
  • Course structured to span over 3 weeks (2 weeks asynchronous learning and 1 week synchronous). The 2 weeks of asynchronous learning activities is estimated to take 22 hours. Students must download course materials from appropriate Teams for Education folder prior to course start date. Instructions will be contained in the Students Welcome letter.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).