Introduction to DSAMS – Defense Security Assistance Management System

SC Workforce Certification Level


The introductory course is intended to provide the student with hands-on, practical knowledge of the DSAMS (Defense Security Assistance Management System) computer information system. The course lesson material includes an introduction to and overview of the DSAMS Navigation and Functionality, DSAMS Reference Data, DSAMS Online Help, Case LOA Data, Entering a Customer Request, Initializing a Case, Workflow Tasking, Adding Lines, Pricing Lines, Adding Notes, Adding Remarks, Adding Attachments, Document/Case Status/Milestones, Amendments, Modifications, and Reports. The use of a single scenario with the fictitious country of Bandaria will be used to enable the curriculum to follow a strategy to capability paradigm. Upon completion of the course, students using DSAMS should be able to develop and implement a case involving contractual agreements of the US Government to transfer defensive equipment and services.


This course objectives are to train the student to log on to their active DSAMS account for them to acquire an introductory level knowledge of how to use the DSAMS features, capabilities, and reports that they will be required to use at their organization to perform their organization’s mission.

Target Attendees

USG DoD personnel working in Security Cooperation that are required to use the DSAMS (Defense Security Assistance Management System) computer information system for their assigned job/billet responsibilities.


(a) Active DSAMS Production account with appropriate permissions required by student’s organization,
(b) Access and familiarization with the applicable DSAMS reference material (e.g., Case Development Module DSAMS User Guide, and Reports Guide, etc.), and
(c) Case-201 Intermediate SC Case Life Cycle Management

Substitute Course(s)


Course Length

22 Hours

Additional Course Information

Delivery Mode

Instructor-Led (ILT) and On-Line (OLT)

SC Continuous Learning Hours


Equivalent Courses


DAU Continuous Learning Points


College Credit Recommended


FM Continuous Education


Transfer Credit Available


Constructive Credit Available



This registration button will take you to an equivalent course page on our Learning Management System (LMS), hosted by the Defense Acquisition University (DAU). If sessions are scheduled, you will be able to select one from its Upcoming Sessions drop down list.


Note 1: Pre-Work Requirements: (a) Complete asynchronous pre-work learning module which you will access via the DSCU Blackboard Learning Management System. The asynchronous pre-work learning module includes three (3) video recordings, and associated Knowledge Checks. and (b) Download and viewing a copy of the current DSAMS Case Development Module Training Guide, and the DSAMS Case Development Module Documents and Reports references prior to the beginning of the class. {Note: Both of those references are posted on the DSCU Blackboard for this course in the "Resources" section of your course, and also on the DSAMS Citrix Secured Portal which is accessed via the same web URL that you access your DSAMS account with.

Note 2: DoD organizations requesting DSCU provide this course as a Mobile Training Team (MTT) must identify specific DSAMS training requirements if they want DSCU to ‘tailor’ the course in any way for their requested MTT class.

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Course Login

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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