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President of DSCU

Mr. David A. Sobyra

Cornerstone OnDemand is Live!

DSCU has officially transitioned our registration and online learning platform to Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD). CSOD is now operational and accessible through at https://dau.csod.com

I would like to acknowledge the support and collaboration of the Defense Acquisition University (DAU) that made this possible. Working with DAU to bring the advanced capabilities of CSOD to DSCU is a game changer, and we are grateful for their partnership in this endeavor.

Please note the following tips, reminders, and guidelines during this transition period:

  • While the login page is through DAU, this will not affect access to CSOD and will take you to DSCU content after logging in with your account.
  • To access Blackboard, please go to https://dscu.blackboard.com and click on the "Sign in with third-party account" button and select the "Student SSO" link. This will have you authenticate with Okta and then return you to Blackboard. You can also access Blackboard by clicking on the "Access Blackboard" button inside CSOD.
  • If you are not able to log in to CSOD, click the “Need help signing in?” button at the bottom of the login screen. If you still have difficulties, you will likely need to submit a System Authorization Access Request (SAAR) to request an account.
  • If you are listed in CSOD under the wrong sub-organization within DSCA, you can submit a "User Record Update Request" from the landing page in CSOD to make the necessary adjustments.
  • If an online course that was started in Blackboard was not completed by June 30, the course will have to be started over from the beginning by registering through Cornerstone OnDemand (CSOD).
  • Certification and class information is still being uploaded. This data may not show up until the week of July 5, so please be patient as we work through this.

Very Respectfully,
Dave Sobyra
President (Acting), DSCU

Important Announcements

 The Defense Security Cooperation University has a new student experience!

On 30 June 2021, the Defense Security Cooperation University (DSCU) transitioned to the CornerStone OnDemand (CSOD) learning management system to better support our students’ learning experience. Click HERE to go to the new CSOD login page. For additional information, OPEN A BROCHURE that will thoroughly explain important features, dates, and other information that may impact you.

Posted: 30-Jun-2021


Course Offerings for FY21!

Update: DSCU has posted all course offerings currently available for FY21 on the Class Schedule Page. These classes are now open or registration through the end of the FY. All courses are listed as virtual. However, if conditions allow and it is in the best interest to transition a course from virtual to in-person, we will make applicable changes to the course/registration page in enough time for both DSCU and potential students to easily facilitate travel as required. Also note that if POE and/or CASE courses transition from virtual to in-person, these classes will be one week of full day classes rather than the two weeks normally spent in the virtual environment. This update is provided for organizational and personal planning purposes. Specifics for each course will be available on the course information page. We will also push updates out to organization POCs as well.

Exceptions to the above are the MoDA certification courses, the Strategic Advisors Course (SAC) and Country/Mission Study (CMS), which are planned to be conducted in person at an isolated location with limited student numbers and health protection measures including masking, social distancing, and health monitoring. Information on the availability of seats for open registration will be posted in the near future.

Please read the course information page thoroughly to understand the time commitment, and the level of effort required for course completion. Moving to the virtual environment did not ease the course completion requirements, instead, this approach is more directive to ensure the accomplishment of the course learning objectives. Note to supervisors: We are requesting you provide the time and environment required for student participation in classes, without the expectation of accomplishing normal duties.

Posted: 21-Jan-2021


Sign Up For SC-101

Get started on your path to Security Cooperation certification by completing Introduction to Security Cooperation (SC-101).

Posted: 17-Dec-2020

President's Message

Dear Security Cooperation Colleagues,

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. As we move into 2021, I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone within DSCU and the SC workforce for all they have done this year to enable mission success despite the changes necessitated by the global pandemic. The SC workforce has impressively risen to the occasion and continues to do so. At DSCU, we have achieved tremendous success in our rapid pivot to virtual based learning to ensure the continuity of SC workforce education. In 2021, our mission continues with the addition of the mandatory certification requirement for SC workforce members. It is my intent that DSCU delivers an education experience throughout your certification process that is relevant, engaging, and conducive to your career development. Thank you to all of our SC workforce members and partners as we strive together to advance Security Cooperation as a profession and a key pillar of the United States National Defense Strategy.

Best Regards,
Cara Abercrombie
President, DSCU

President's Message

To the Security Cooperation Workforce,

2020 has been a challenging year for all of us. As we move into 2021, I would like to extend my gratitude to everyone within DSCU and the SC workforce for all they have done this year to enable mission success despite the changes necessitated by the global pandemic. The SC workforce has impressively risen to the occasion and continues to do so. At DSCU, we have achieved tremendous success in our rapid pivot to virtual based learning to ensure the continuity of SC workforce education. In 2021, our mission continues with the addition of the mandatory certification requirement for SC workforce members. It is my intent that DSCU delivers an education experience throughout your certification process that is relevant, engaging, and conducive to your career development. Thank you to all of our SC workforce members and partners as we strive together to advance Security Cooperation as a profession and a key pillar of the United States National Defense Strategy.

Best Regards,
Cara Abercrombie
President, DSCU

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Registration for DSCU courses is completed using the Cornerstone on Demand (CSOD) Learning Management System (LMS) hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). You will access the LMS using a dialog similar to that shown to the left. Click the "Need help signing in?" link (indicated by the arrow) if you need help.

If you are a student who currently occupies a Security Cooperation Workforce position, you should be immediately redirected to DSCU’s instance of the CSOD learning management system after logging into the DAU hosted site. If you do not see any DSCU courses available after login, you will need to take one of the following actions:

  1. Register for the Introduction to Security Cooperation Course (SC-101).
  2. Change your organization in your CSOD profile. Follow these Directions for Changing your Organinization so you can view your DSCU courses.

Click the button below if you are ready to proceed.

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