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Below are descriptions of Engineering (ENG) and Production, Quality, and Manufacturing (PQM) career field-related and software engineering (SwE)-related continuous learning modules that were developed to provide the respective workforces with supplemental training on topics that were not covered in depth in the certification curriculum, but were determined to be important to the career field roles and responsibilities.  For a full listing of the continuous learning modules that are recommended for the ENG and PQM career fields, check the Career Field Core Plus Guidance in the DAU Catalog. 

Engineering-Related Continuous Learning Modules

BCF 102 Fundamentals of Earned Value Management
In a virtual classroom environment, professionals learn additional information about earned value management (EVM), which is introduced in ACQ 101. The course summarizes the language, data reports, metrics, graphs, and management processes associated with EVM as they apply to DoD acquisition management. Professionals also learn the processes related to the Performance Measurement Baseline, the Integrated Baseline Review, and the American National Standards Institute/Electronic Industries Alliance (ANSI/EIA) for EVM systems. Finally, professionals evaluate and compute basic EVM metrics and EVM metric-based estimates at completion. 18 CLPs

CLC 041 Predictive Analysis and Systems Engineering
The Predictive Analysis and Systems Engineering module provides an overview of how predictive analysis plays a role in systems engineering. Professionals also learn about various systems engineering tools. 1 CLP

CLE 001 Value Engineering
Value Engineering (VE) is recognized as an effective technique for reducing costs, increasing productivity and improving quality-related features of systems, equipment, facilities, services, and supplies for the purpose of achieving the essential functions at the lowest life cycle cost consistent with required performance.  It is DoD policy to use VE to make a significant contribution toward greater economy in developing, acquiring, operating, and supporting the products necessary to fulfill its mission. This is an overview of VE for everyone; including Program Managers, system engineers, logistics personnel, functional leaders, and contractors as specifically for multidisciplinary government, military, and civilian personnel. 3 CLPs

CLE 009 ESOH in Systems Engineering
This module integrates the environment, safety, and occupational health (ESOH) considerations into the Department of Defense (DoD) Systems Engineering process. It is based on the requirements of DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System, and identifies the key ESOH activities that are conducted as part of Systems Engineering during each phase of the system's life cycle. DoDI 5000.02 requires programs to either eliminate identified hazards or reduce the associated risks to acceptable levels for hazards that cannot be eliminated. 4 CLPs

CLE 013 Modular Open Systems Approach to DoD Acquisition
The DoD Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) combines an integrated technical and business approach to optimize the use of open systems on projects. This module describes the MOSA approach, its key principles, and how to implement and use it over the acquisition life cycle. 4 CLPs

CLE 017 Technical Planning
Technical Planning is one of the key Systems Engineering Technical Management Processes. This module presents essential and practical technical planning guidance to assist students in formulating a sound technical planning approach and how it should be integrated into the overall program planning process. Described and illustrated in this module is the integration of tools like Earned Value Management and Risk Management with systems engineering processes and tools like Requirements Management, Technical Baseline Management, and Technical Reviews into a comprehensive approach for the overall technical planning processes of a program. 3 CLPs

CLE 036 Engineering Change Proposals for Engineers
This module addresses the important role that Engineering Change Proposals play in systems acquisition and introduces both ECPs and related Requests for Deviation (RFDs). It also discusses the processes used to effectively plan, request, submit, evaluate, recommend and implement ECPs. This course is primarily intended for professionals in the Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering (SPRDE) career field. However, other acquisition professionals will find the module to be of value. 5 CLPs

CLE 062 Human Systems Integration
This module is designed to provide the learner with the basic understanding of Human Systems Integration (HSI) as part of the Department of Defense's Total Systems Engineering approach for optimizing system performance minimizing total ownership costs. Students will also be introduced to the HSI domains of Human Factors Engineering, Personnel, Habitability, Manpower, Training, Environment, Safety and Occupational Health, and Survivability. 2 CLPs

CLE 064 Standardization in the Acquisition Life Cycle
The goal of this module is to explore the role of effective standardization in defense acquisition and its contribution to program success. It introduces you to standardization and its application across phases of the acquisition life cycle, discusses standardization policy in the DoD and addresses the management and use of standardization documents. The module is designed for professionals involved in the development or management of standardization documents. 4 CLPs

CLE 066 Systems Engineering for Systems of Systems
This Continuous Learning Module (CLM) is intended for program managers, project managers, systems engineers, technical team leaders, logistic support leaders, and others who are supporting SoS work, particularly as part of an SE team in an SoS environment. The goal of this module is to provide a resource for those in the systems engineering community by introducing the insights gained from lessons learned by today's acquisition community with regard to the issues and approaches to systems engineering (SE) for systems of systems (SoS). 4 CLPs

CLE 301 Reliability and Maintainability
The reliability and maintainability (R&M) of military systems are integral elements of mission success and major determinants of the total ownership cost. An important objective of defense acquisition programs is to ensure that weapons systems achieve the user defined reliability, availability, and maintainability (RAM) performance requirements. This module defines reliability, availability, and maintainability; explores the significant influence of R&M on key issues; and provides practical techniques that may be applied in an acquisition program to achieve the desired levels of reliability and maintainability. 4 CLPs

CLL 008 Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems
Designing for Supportability in DoD Systems provides a comprehensive overview and introduction to incorporating the principles of systems engineering throughout the system life cycle to design, develop, produce, and sustain operationally reliable, supportable, and effective systems. It is based on the Office of the Secretary of Defense guidance, “Designing and Assessing Supportability in DoD Weapon Systems: A Guide to Increased Reliability and Reduced Logistics Footprint” (published Oct. 24, 2003). The module emphasizes the essential link between overall weapon system operational effectiveness and product support performance. It introduces the system operational effectiveness model and process. It demonstrates how consistent application of the system operational effectiveness process, during all phases of the acquisition life cycle, facilitates the optimization of system supportability and operational effectiveness. 3 CLPs

CLM 021 Introduction to Reducing Total Ownership Costs R-TOC
The Introduction to Reducing Total Ownership Costs (R-TOC) module provides professionals with R-TOC ideas, tools, and strategies with the acquisition and logistics communities. The module gives professionals an orientation to the R-TOC requirement, definitions of key R-TOC concepts, and descriptions of best practices. It emphasizes total cost of ownership reduction from a systems perspective. It is helpful for professionals taking this course to have solid background in the planning, program, and budgeting system; acquisition process; system engineering; or familiarity with supply chain management. 3 CLPs.

CLM 038 Corrosion Prevention and Control Overview
The Corrosion Prevention and Control (CPC) Overview module will guide you through your Corrosion Prevention and Control Overview training and serve as an accessible reference guide to answer future questions. The module takes approximately eight hours to complete. 8 CLPs

CLR 101 Introduction to the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System
This module provides an overview of the Joint Capabilities Integration & Development System (JCIDS) process and its role in the acquisition life cycle. The module focuses on terms, definitions, basic concepts, processes, and roles and responsibilities involved in implementing the JCIDS process. 4 CLPs

CLR 151 Analysis of Alternatives
This module presents the process used by the Department of Defense to conduct an Analysis of Alternatives in support of requirements, system acquisition and resourcing. The AoA is the analytical process that DoD organizations use to assess and prioritize potential materiel solutions to a validated military capability need. 3 CLPs

CLR 250 Capabilities-Based Assessment
CLR 250 is a comprehensive introduction to planning and organizing Capabilities-Based Assessments (CBAs). The module contains four lessons: CBA Definitions, Pre-Planning Research, CBA Team Building and Planning, and the CBA Study Phase. Graduates will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to conduct and support effective and efficient Capabilities-Based Assessments CBAs) in support of the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS). 5 CLPs

CLR 252 Developing Requirements
CLR 252 explains how to develop Key Performance Parameters (KPPs) and Key System Attributes (KSAs). CLR 252 examines the relationship of KPPs and KSAs to technical requirements and how to get top-level requirements through staffing and validation. The module is for requirements managers and other managers who prepare and apply system attributes such as Key Performance Parameters. 5 CLPs

PQM-Related Continuous Learning Modules

CLE 004 Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts
This module focuses on the lean concepts most applicable to manufacturing and the management of industrial facilities. It addresses the five fundamental Lean principles; Lean value streams; Lean metrics; identifying manufacturing and information waste within an enterprise; and techniques for implementing Lean beyond the factory floor to include value stream analysis and mapping. 3.5 CLPs

CLE 007 Lean Six Sigma for Manufacturing
As a continuation of the concepts developed in CLE 004, Introduction to Lean Enterprise Concepts, this module addresses the role lean manufacturing plays as part of an integrated lean technical process and include its objectives and priorities. It also summarizes the most important lean tools and techniques such as single piece flow, level production (Heijunka), waste (Muda), Kaizen, Just-in Time, Jidoka, etc. Also covered are the principles of Six Sigma, methodologies such as Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) and Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control (DMAIC) and the role they can play in defect reduction. Two case studies, provide practical examples, of how Lean manufacturing principles blended with Six Sigma tools can be highly effective at reducing cycle time, unit cost and improving product quality. 6 CLPs

CLE 008 Six Sigma: Concepts and Processes
Focusing on six sigma concepts most applicable to manufacturing and the management of industrial facilities, this module provides an in-depth overview of Six Sigma concept processes, the associated tools and how they can be applied to real-life situations for eliminating waste; and outlining various quality measurement methods. 8 CLPs

CLE 201 ISO 9000
This continuous learning module describes the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and explains the benefits of the ISO 9000 Quality Management System Standard as well as lessons learned regarding its implementation and use. 3 CLPs

SwE-Related Continuous Learning Modules

CLE 022 Program Manager Introduction to Anti-Tamper
This module introduces the Program Manager to the steps involved in integrating Anti-Tamper into a program or project in order to protect DoD Critical Program Information (CPI). The student will learn the importance, the threats to critical DoD technology, current DoD initiatives and programs designed to mitigate them, how to plan for effective use of Anti-Tamper, and how it can be effectively integrated into the overall program. 3 CLPs