ISA 320 Advanced Program Information Systems Acquisition
COURSE RETIRED 4/2/2021. This course exercises critical thinking course skills through the use of case studies, group discussion, and individually graded short essays covering topics ranging from program planning, requirements management, cost estimation, cybersecurity, architectures, cloud computing, software design, software development including agile methods, measurements, process maturity, software sustainment, quality, test & evaluation, and the latest emerging IT areas.
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Target Attendees
Individuals seeking Level III IT career field certification as well as acquisition workforce personnel and industry equivalents that require an understanding of the management and acquisition of information systems within DoD.
  • ACQ 203, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • ISA 201, Intermediate Information Systems Acquisition
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  None
    ACE Recommended Credits  None
    PDS Code  ZYE
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  3.7
    Continuous Learning Points 37 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Pre-work required (approx. 2 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public Blackboard.

  • For ISA 320V:
  • Access your Agency specific registration site for the course schedule.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via Cisco Webex/MS Teams, supplemented with Blackboard and e-mail.
  • Walk ins are NOT authorized. Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date and should not schedule themselves for any other work-related activity while participating in this class.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.