Introduction to the Risk Management Framework (RMF)

This course introduces the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and Cybersecurity policies for the Department of Defense (DoD). The course will address the current state of Cybersecurity within DoD and the appropriate transition timelines. In addition, it identifies the six steps of the RMF and highlights the key factors to each step.

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 exam (CS124.16) on STEPP to receive credit for completion. You may register for the course/exam via STEPP. A passing score of 75% on the final exam allows students to print a certificate of successful completion.


  1. You may attempt this course an unlimited number of times.
  2. The quiz must be completed from start to finish in a single session. There is no bookmarking available.
  3. You must receive a passing score (75%) in order to receive a certificate for this course.
  4. You must print or save a local copy of the certificate as proof of course completion. CDSE does not maintain records of course completions.

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