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White graduation cap icon ETM 2080V  Software Literacy for Practitioners

Software Literacy for Practitioners

This blended (On-Line Training (OLT) and Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT)) course provides the learner more in-depth knowledge and skills on aspects of modern software development and deployment. The course provides Performance-Based Training (PBT) to learners who are looking to use the DoDI 5000.87 Software Acquisition pathway. The course focuses on topics such as modern software requirements management, agile software development that includes cybersecurity design considerations, and how to transition to an Agile-DevSecOps environment to provide capability at the speed of relevance to our warfighters. As a result of taking this course, Learners will transform their thinking to an Agile-DevSecOps mindset/culture. They will ensure that cybersecurity and resilient software design considerations are included in their Product Backlogs.


  • ETM 1080, Software Literacy Fundamentals
See "Notes" section of this course's concept card for recommended prerequisites.



This course is required for members of the Engineering and Technical Management (ETM) Functional Area seeking Practitioner Certification. This course is also intended for anyone wanting to learn to apply modern software development and deployment practices.


Recommended Prerequisites:
  • ETM 1040, Technical Management Fundamentals
Additional Notes:
  • This course consists of a 1-hour online training module and an 8-hour virtual training component. The 1-hour self-paced module must be completed before the start of the 8-hour virtual session.
  • Virtual classes are conducted via MS Teams.
  • All times are in the local time zone of the DAU region assigned to teach the offering.
  • Students are required to test connectivity with DAU IT prior to the class start date.
  • DAU does not reimburse student phone/internet charges.
  • The CLPs assigned to this learning activity may be used to meet professional certification and/or licensure requirements (PDUs/CPE credits).