Windows and macOS Software


Whether you’re studying for promotion or upgrade training, understanding your CDCs is a vital part of being prepared. That’s why thousands of Active Duty, Guard and Reserve personnel count on CDC GOLD for a fun, easy way to learn!

Let CDC GOLD track your progress through the Self-Test Questions and Unit Review Exercises in your CDCs and ALS courses. If you need help with your NCOA or SNCOA courses, don’t worry – our additional coverage will help you learn everything you need to know! With our intuitive digital study system, engaging games and brand new user-friendly design, even the most difficult courses seem effortless.

“Amazing products! I have relied on McMillan’s products for years now, and I am a true believer. I utilized PDG Advisor, CDC GOLD, and PDG AudioBook. With that said, I made MSgt my first time by 39 points!!! Good study habits + McMillan = SUCCESS!!!”

-W.C., McConnell AFB, KS

  • Your Courses: Study the Self-Test Questions and Unit Review Exercises from your Air Force-issued CDCs.
  • Final Exams: Simulate your test with a practice exam of 25, 50 or 100 questions.
  • Games: Learn in an engaging way with eight fun study games.
  • Tools: Add notes and flag questions for review.
  • Options: Target your study session with filters like correct/incorrect and seen/unseen.
  • Retake Exams: Improve your old test scores by trying again.
  • Resume: Pick up a study session right where you left off.
  • Overview: Assess all of your study progress from one central location.
  • McMillan Game Center: Take a breather with our addictive break and trivia games.
  • Cross-Platform: Install on two computers at a time — Mac or PC.
  • My McMillan: Find your serial number and download a software backup with ease.
  • Instant Access: CDC GOLD is downloadable software. Your download will be available right after checkout!
  • Free Tech Support: Count on free, timely tech support and friendly customer care.
  • 450 MB free space
  • 2GB of RAM
  • Windows©:
    • - 7, 8 or 10
    • - 2.33 GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6 GHz processor for netbooks
  • Mac©:
    • - OS® X v10.7 or higher
    • - Intel Core™ Duo Processor 1.83 GHz or faster

End User License Agreement (EULA)

The User must be a single person — not a command, unit or any other group.

This license grants the User limited rights to use the software, software copies, serial number and documentation as expressly provided by this License. McMillan Study Guides, Inc. retains title to all the software, software copies, serial number and documentation.
The Licensee agrees to protect the software, software copies, serial number and documentation from unauthorized publication, use, reproduction or distribution.
Your software and/or serial number are for your personal use only. If either is shared or transferred to anyone else, or if the EULA is violated in any other way, your software and serial number will be invalidated.
Please be sure to read this EULA carefully, as well as AFI 36-2605, Air Force Military Personnel Testing System, which states that sharing marked or unmarked commercial study guides constitutes a test compromise.
You are required to have a valid license for the software. Each valid license includes the ability to install on two concurrent machines that are both owned and operated by you. This clause intends to cover the Desktop and Laptop for a single User, not to be installed on multiple machines shared by users who inappropriately use the same serial number.
Multiple OS installations on a single machine must also be activated per install and each must have its own License and valid serial number — even if the machine has the same name and uses the same network cards.
WARNING: If a License is found to have been activated frequently, or from multiple IP addresses, the License may be revoked, and the software invalidated, at the sole discretion of McMillan Study Guides, Inc.
McM GOLD Studyware should be uninstalled from machines to complete the deactivation of the License on that machine. The software can then be installed and activated on a different machine, under the conditions of the EULA.
  • Copy the downloadable executable.
  • Loan, gift, rent, sell, lease or transfer the software or serial number to any other person or entity.
  • Transfer the entire software and/or serial number to another person or entity.
  • Allow multiple people to use this software and/or serial number.
  • Use a serial number that wasn't legitimately purchased from McMillan Study Guides, Inc.
  • Translate the software.
  • Reverse-engineer, disassemble, decompile or attempt to discover the source code for the software.
  • Merge the software and/or database with another program or modify the software program.
  • Sublicense, rent or lease any portion of the software and/or serial number.
  • Install this software on a network for use on multiple computers.
  • Violate any other laws that may apply.

CDC GOLD 6.1 comes with a credit for $29.95 toward one course of your choosing. It will also include most CDCs previously unlocked in Master Your CDC 4.5 and above.

Codes to unlock additional CDCs or ALS courses are available for $29.95 per course. NCOA and SNCOA courses are available for $39.95 per course. If you unlock a course and the Air Force later revises it, you may buy an update code for a reduced price.

Example: Your AFSC is 4Y071. If you choose 4Y051A as your initial CDC, you must buy unlock codes for 4Y051B, 4Y051C and 4Y071.

Do you already own CDC Advisor? As a special thank you to our loyal customers, we’ll take $49.95 off your CDC GOLD 6.1 purchase at checkout!