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White graduation cap icon ETM 1040  Technical Management Fundamentals

Technical Management Fundamentals

This is an entry level Online Training (OLT) course that introduces students to the eight Technical Management process of the systems engineering “vee” model. This course provides the essential foundations needed for systems engineers and others to effectively participate in the management of DoD Systems Engineering processes and their related activities.


See the "Notes" section of this course's concept card for recommended prerequisite.



Required for members of the Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) Functional Area seeking Foundational Certification. This course is also intended for anyone needing a basic understanding of the eight Systems Engineering Technical Management Processes.


Recommended Prerequisite:
  • ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
Additional Notes:
  • Any exams in this course must be passed with a minimum score of 80%.
  • There is no time limit for completing this course.
  • After completing the course, please be sure to complete the survey at the end.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).