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White graduation cap icon ETM 1080  Software Literacy Fundamentals

Software Literacy Fundamentals

In this Online Training (OLT) course, we will explore the importance of Software in the DoD and examine the features of a modern software approach in developing software. The DoDI 5000.87, "Operation of the Software Acquisition Pathway," is the foundation for this three lesson course and is the basis for Lesson 1. The DoD transformation to DevSecOps is the basis for Lesson 2, and the software design considerations of cybersecurity and the resilience of software is the topic for Lesson 3. Overall, this course provides the software literacy foundations needed to operate in a Modern DoD Software Factory/Program environment.


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



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 course in modern approaches to software development.


Recommended Prerequisites:
  • ACQ 1010 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management
  • ETM 1040 Technical Management Fundamentals
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).