DAU Credentialing Pilot Program Launches Fall 2019

By November 6, 2019Career Development
DAU Credentialing
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There is a new DAU Credentialing Program avail­able to Army acquisition professionals. Expand your professional skills and open new career paths with DAU’s new credentialing program.

DAU has rolled out a specialized credential pilot program that will provide a way to build skills within the Defense Acquisition Workforce and improve job performance. The credential program was created as a response to workforce feed­back that learning is more beneficial when it takes place closer to the moment of need versus the front-loaded training that’s often taken within the first 24 months of assignment. DAU’s creden­tialing program provides responsive and timely learning experiences that are self-selected, to grow and strengthen skills.

These professional credentials will complement, not duplicate, other credentialing programs and do not replace current Level I–III DAWIA certi­fication requirements. The program’s initial credentials are Agile, Digital Engineering, and Services Acquisition. A fourth credential, focused on cybersecurity, will be released in February 2020.

Some major highlights of the credentials include the following:

AGILE: DOD TEAM MEMBER CREDENTIAL
Creating a product vision.
Creating a product roadmap.
Writing a user story.
Participating in an iteration or sprint planning meeting.
Interpreting agile metrics.

DIGITAL ENGINEERING: DOD CONSUMER CREDENTIAL
Understanding the role of model-based systems engineering.
Determining the need for digital artifacts-related standards.
Defining a finite set of digital artifacts.
Developing constructs for assembling digital arti­facts.

SERVICES ACQUISITION TEAM MEMBER: ACQUISITION PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL
Developing a diverse and highly qualified services acquisition workforce.
Increasing the proficiency of DOD personnel.
Leveraging current DOD training and educational resources, and adopting commercial
best practices.
Thinking critically and making better defense acquisition decisions.

Visit our DAU Credentialing page to learn more about this program: https://asc.army.mil/web/dacm-office/dau-credentialing/.

This article is published in the October 2019 issue of the DACM Newsletter.


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