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Successful, rewarding careers don’t just happen. They’re planned. Use this collection of resources to assess your competencies, identify the best courses for your development, and learn about accreditations and certifications.

Curated Curricula

Whether you aspire to be a program manager or systems engineer, these Curated Curricula help you identify the APPEL KS courses you need to build a solid foundation during your early career, acquire crucial skills in mid-career, and make the most of advanced opportunities as a senior member of NASA’s technical workforce.


Learn more about our Curated Curricula.



Development Frameworks

Identify the courses, lessons learned and development activities that build key competencies at each career level to meet professional development goals.

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Development Frameworks.

Competency Models

Explore dozens of competencies necessary for success in systems engineering and program and project management at NASA, complete with proficiency levels and real-world examples.

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Competency Models.



Accreditations and Affiliations

APPEL Knowledge Services maintains relationships with a growing network of professional organizations and associations, as well as with NASA organizations that promote professional development.

Learn more about accreditations and affiliations.


Defense Acquisition University (DAU) Training Opportunities

Learn more about this global learning environment to develop acquisition, requirements, and contingency professionals who deliver sustained results.

Learn more about DAU training.


Maximize Your Learning Experience

Tips from the APPEL Knowledge Services team for how to be best prepared for a virtual course.

Make the best use of your learning experience.


Systems Engineering Leadership Program (SELP)

SELP is a comprehensive program that provides leadership development, technical hands-on experience, leadership and technical training, benchmarking, mentoring, and coaching.

Learn more about the SELP Program.