ENG 260 Program Protection for Practitioners
This course will provide program protection (PP) and System Security Engineering (SSE) training with an emphasis on exercises. The online exercises will help focus students on acquisition program scenarios to accomplish PP planning and SSE actions to support Critical Program Information (CPI) and Trusted Systems and Networks (TSN) analyses. Students will have to identify, prevent, and respond to PP and SSE challenges during the acquisition process during this course work. Students will learn how to identify CPI, mission critical functions and mission critical components. They will encounter system threats, vulnerabilities, risks, and test and evaluation. Students will also gain focus on how system engineering technical reviews (SETRs) can be used to assess CPI, TSN, countermeasures and security risks. Topics such as security specialties, cybersecurity, hardware assurance, software assurance, anti-tamper and others are presented.
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Target Attendees
Those working program protection (PP) and/or System Security Engineering (SSE) aspects of an acquisition program
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
Approximately 13 hours to complete
Additional Course Information
Delivery Mode  Distance Learning
Equivalent Courses  None
ACE Recommended Credits  None
PDS Code  ZF7
Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
Continuous Education Units  1.3
Continuous Learning Points 13 
Reservist Retirement Points 3  
  • Completing ACQ 1010 and ACQ 160 prior to registering is recommended.
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  • All exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%. You will have 2 opportunities to retake an exam in its entirety. After a 3rd failure, you will automatically be restarted in the course.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.