Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
DAU-0242
Organization Course Number:
ISA 101
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
8 weeks (29 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 Introduction to Information Technology
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide introductory-level concepts in DoD information systems acquisition.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to learner will assess whether objectives in planning documents are stated clearly enough to support IT capability development
  • Establish reasonable and practical performance expectations based on cost and schedule estimates
  • Evaluate an acquisition lifecycle plan for a software-reliant system
  • Create an IT measurement and analysis program
  • Create appropriate acquisition strategies to promote the most effective technical and business solution
  • Apply Enterprise Architecture (EA) products to ensure compliance with DoD EA strategic goals
  • Develop risk mitigation approaches in support of the government's evaluation and management of the given IT acquisition
  • Create appropriate acquisition strategies to promote the most effective technical and business solution
  • Evaluate various software development methodologies
  • Apply the principles of Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) to ensure the highest quality in acquired IT products and services
  • Apply system and software Quality, Verification and Validation (V&V), and Test and Evaluation (T&E) principles, processes, methods, and tools to produce, test, verify, and validate the system's technical, functional, and performance characteristics (including interoperability)
  • Create appropriate acquisition strategies to promote the most effective technical and business solution
  • Apply software/maintenance modification strategies to support current end user requirements and/or improved performance of delivered DoD software products
  • Evaluate the Software Engineers support to the Systems Engineer throughout the life-cycle of an IT product
  • Develop cybersecurity requirements regarding security measures, continuity of operations, and protection of acquisition systems and system content
  • Evaluate the Software Engineers support to the Systems Engineer throughout the life-cycle of an IT product
  • Decide if the contractual artifacts are an effective technical and business solution
  • Apply emergent and recommended conventions in the procurement and management of IT services
  • And create appropriate acquisition strategies to promote the most effective technical and business solution

General Course Topics:

  • Department of Defense regulatory and technical frameworks
  • Common software risks
  • Software and system architectures
  • Lifecycle reviews
  • Software development and integration processes
  • Software standards
  • Cybersecurity
  • Software and system measures
  • Testing
  • Contracting issues
  • Software quality
  • Best practices for the management of software systems
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Case Studies
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations

Minimum Passing Score:

100%
Supplemental Materials