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IA Compliance for US Civilian JPME Masters Students

(JPME Masters enrollment is closed for AY19)

NDU ITD Service Desk: 202-685-3824


Read this page thoroughly and comply with all instructions; no deviations or substitutions are permitted.

NDU provides students with access to the Internet, wireless networks, curricula, and research tools -- all via DoD owned, managed, or compliant information systems. Access is predicated on student compliance with DoD Information Assurance (IA) regulations and requirements. No student will receive access to any NDU system until they have accurately and fully completed these IA requirements.

All AY19 CISA, ES, JFSC and NWC JPME Masters US civilian students are required to submit: 

  • A certificate of completion ("CyberCert") from Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) for the most recent DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge (v 2018), taken in JKO AFTER 15 June 2018, and no later than ONE WEEK prior to your course start date;

  • A NDU System Authorization Access Request Form 2875 ("2875") completed and signed by the civilian student, dated AFTER 15 June 2018, and submitted no later than ONE WEEK prior to your course start date.

  • IMPORTANT! All civilian JPME Masters students must affiliate themselves in Joint Knowledge Online (JKO) with NDU as their Primary Organization, and remain affiliated with NDU for the entire duration of their enrollment. 

No certificate substitutions are permitted; training must be completed in JKO.


STEP 1: Register for a JKO account. If you are already registered in JKO, skip to STEP 2.

   a. I am a DoD civilian with a CAC and a .mil email address
     b. I am a Non-DoD federal employee with a PIV and a .gov email address (Please ask your IT dept to allow email to be received from
     c. I am a private sector employee without a CAC or PIV, and a commercial email address (Token sponsorship required)

  NOTE: When prompted for the name of a token sponsor, enter Alladin Hidar, NDU Academic Affairs,, 202-685-4700.

STEP 2: Designate NDU as the Primary Organization in your JKO Profile. This is mandatory, and enables NDU to verify your completed training.  

         a. While registering or updating your existing JKO account, scroll to "Organizations," and click "Select Primary Organization"

         b. In the "Find an Organization" window, click the black triangle next to "JKO" to expand options, and scroll to "NDU."
         c. Click the black triangle next to "NDU" to expand options, and scroll to the appropriate user type/college (ex., "Student-ES" or "Student-NWC"). 
         d. Click the "Select Organization" button at the bottom of the window, and click "Save" at the bottom of your JKO Profile.

         e. See printable handout: "JKO Account Creation and Profile Update Instructions

STEP 2: Complete the DoD Cyber Awareness Challenge Course (v2018)
        a. Via JKO at 

STEP 3: Download and save your Cyber Awareness Challenge course completion certificate for your records

a. When directed to print your course completion certificate, select "Print to PDF." 

b. Browse to a saving location on your computer and save.

c. Bring your printed certificate with you to NDU Pre-Briefings and In-processing as back-up verification.


College or Program Form 2875 Link for CIVILIANS ONLY IMPORTANT! Use this Naming Convention
CIC CIC Civilian Student Form 2875 AY19_CIC_YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875
CISA & CISA JSOMA CISA Civilian Student Form 2875 or
CISA JSOMA Civilian Student Form 2875
AY19_CISA_YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875 or
ES ES Civilian Student Form 2875 AY19_ES_YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875 
JFSC JAWS JFSC JAWS Civilian Student Form 2875 AY19_JFSC_JAWS_YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875 
NWC NWC Civilian Student Form 2875 AY19_NWC_YourLastName_YourFirstName_2875 


STEP 1: Open, complete and sign your college or program's Form 2875  

   a. Click the appropriate link for your college or program's Form 2875 in the table above.

b. Enter required data in boxes 1, 2, 6, 11, 14, 15, 17, and 18.

c. Check box 22a. . 

d. Enter the date printed on your Cyber Awareness course completion certificates in box 22b.

e. Check box 23a. 

f.  Enter today's date in box 23c (*Must be done BEFORE signing).

g. Digitally sign box 23b. 

h. Save the signed 2875 as a PDF to your computing device, and/or print it.. 

NOTE: Digital signature requires CAC or PIV; if hand-signed, scan the signed 2875, save it as a PDF, and proceed to Step 2.

STEP 2: Have your organization's Security Office complete Part III of the Form 2875 

 a. Forward your signed 2875 to your organization's Security Office OR print out your signed 2875 and hand-carry it to your Security Office.

   b. Your Security Office must complete Boxes 36-40f, and a Security Officer must digitally or hand sign the form. All boxes are required. 

   NOTE: If hand-signed, scan the signed 2875, save it as a PDF, and proceed to Step 3.


STEP 3: Download and save your completed, signed 2875

a. Browse to the final draft of your fully completed, signed PDF 2875 on your computing device. 

b. Save your PDF 2875 one last time using the mandatory file-naming convention for your college per the table above. 

NOTE: The naming convention for your 2875 is critically important to its processing; please follow directions exactly!


STEP 4: Email your 2875 to NDU 

a. Open an email to    

b. Attach your PDF 2875 to the email, ensuring that its name follows the correct naming convention exactly. 

c. Click send.