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Derivative Classification

This course explains how to derivatively classify national security information from a classification management perspective. The course describes the process and methods for derivatively classifying information; identifies authorized sources to use when derivatively classifying information and explains how to apply authorized sources, through derivatively classifying information based on the concepts of "contained in," "revealed by," and compilation. The course also discusses the responsibilities associated with derivatively classifying information, to include avoidance of over-classification, classification prohibitions and limitations, information sharing, classification challenges, and security incidents and sanctions.

NOTE 1: If you are completing this course as a prerequisite for a CDSE instructor led course or as part of a specific CDSE training curriculum, you must take the Derivative Classification Exam (IF103.06) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. The passing grade is (75%) for the derivative examination. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP at http://www.cdse.edu/stepp/index.html.

NOTE 2: A certificate is provided after this course is completed; however, there is no record maintained by CDSE. Students must print or save a local copy of the certificate as proof of course completion.

NOTE 3: Each course provides either a closed caption button (located at the bottom of the course) or a transcript button (located at the top or bottom of the course). This provides a text version of each course section. For any other 508 Compliance/Accessibility inquiries please contact dss.cdseenterprisemgmt@mail.mil.

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