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M3-21-D-19 ELECTRONIC WARFARE COURSE FOR PARTNERS

From 01-05 Jul 2019, The NSO will conduct a new iteration of the NATO Joint Electronic Warfare course but tailored to NATO partners. The aim of this course is to provide personnel with foundational understanding of Electronic Warfare (EW) concepts, organization, technology, and operations. During the course the speakers will summarize EW policies and doctrine and also will describe the EW assets and how to apply the concepts and assets to the operations. Please send seat requests to star via your point of contact.


XX-148-A-20 Principles of Software Reverse Engineering

As announced during the 2019 Schedulers Conference (and in collaboration with NPS) NSO will conduct this new 10 week Cyber Defence Course starting on 24 Feb 20. The aim of this course is to equip students to apply methodologies and tools used for discerning software functionality and to identify vulnerabilities in that software without prior access to the overarching program design. This is a technical course that requires programming experience. The target audience is personnel (info - security managers, technicians and reverse engineers, malware cyber security specialists, system penetration engineers, and IP Sec engineers) those work responsibilities require or would benefit from a deeper understanding of low-level software operation. The students will be expected to know some basic information on C programming and have some level of comfort with conversion between the binary, hexadecimal, and decimal number systems.

This course was not included in the 2020 Bidding Sheet but POC are requested to review their training requirements and request this course in the email with the 2020 Bid submission. Individuals should discuss any training requirements with their POC for inclusion with the 2020 Bid submission to star@natoschool.nato.int. Please use the POC finder on this website if you do not know your POC.


XX-157 NATO Suppression of Enemy Air Defences (SEAD) Course

From 17-20 Jun 2019, the NSO will conduct this pilot course focused on the course aim of provide those involved in the SEAD and counter - IADS planning processes an understanding of the NATO SEAD mission and to prepare students from NATO operational and tactical level headquarters to execute a SEAD mission in support of Joint Operations. Please send seat requests to star via your point of contact.


XX-161-A-20 Big Data Analytics Course

As announced during the 2019 Schedulers Conference (and in collaboration with NPS) NSO will conduct this new 10 week Cyber Defence Course starting on 27 Apr 20. The aim of the course is to give students an understanding of Big Data Analytics concepts, theories and methods and their application to real data. This is a technical course that requires a modicum of technical education and/or experience background. The target audience is personnel (scientists, engineers, and analysts,) whose work responsibilities require or would benefit from the ability to discover hidden valuable information in large repositories of disparate data using various analytic techniques. Students will be expected to have knowledge of basic mathematics, statistics, and basic proficiency in high-level computer programming, Python preferred. On Day 1 of the course, students will be asked to take an exam to assess course preparation and identify any supplemental instruction requirements.

This course was included in the 2020 Bidding Sheet sent to all Org POC. Individuals should discuss any training requirements with their POC for inclusion with the 2020 Bid submission to star@natoschool.nato.int. Please use the POC finder on this website if you do not know your POC.


XX-163 Lessons Learned Management Course

From 21–25 Oct 19, the NSO will conduct the first iteration of the Lessons Learned (LL) Management Course. The aim of the course is to increase knowledge of the LL Staff Officers and on using the NATO LL Portal, how to "practically" manage and execute their roles and responsibilities in their respective organizations in accordance with the structure, process, tools, and training as described in the Bi-SC Directive 80-006 for LL. The target audience is Officers, NCOs and civilians that are involved in Lessons Learned (LL) and / or analysis or working in the research fields.
Language Proficiency: English, STANAG 6001 SLP – 3333; English, STANAG 6001 SLP – 2222 is exceptionally acceptable.
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XX-164 NATO Basic Design & Innovation for NATO Course

From 15-19 Jul 2019 the NSO will conduct this new course focused to provide students with the principles and applications of design thinking. The course includes lectures, discussions, syndicate work, and a design scenario in order to help students comprehend the language, process, and deliverables of design thinking. Upon completion of this course students will be able to apply the concepts of design to complex problem sets by using critical and creative thinking. The target audience is OF-1 to OF-6 and OR-5 to OR-9 who are NATO, national, and civilian personnel seeking understanding of why design thinking is important, how they can implement innovative ideas into their organizations to speed the learning process, and desire to help go beyond describing problems to defining them and capitalizing on opportunities for improved organizational performance. Please send seat requests to star via your point of contact.


XX-165 Advanced Design & Innovation for NATO Course

From 14-18 Oct 2019, the NSO will conduct this new course focused on the course aim to prepare students to become practitioners of design thinking during complex planning and resourcing efforts. The course includes lectures, discussions, syndicate work, and a design scenario to facilitate application of the design thinking process. Upon completion of this course students will be able to participate on design teams that better inform leaders’ decision-making. The target audience is OF-1 to OF-6 and OR-5 to OR-9 who are NATO, national, and civilian personnel seeking understanding of why design thinking is important, how they can implement innovative ideas into their organizations to speed the learning the process, and desire help to go beyond describing problems to defining them and capitalizing on opportunities for improved organizational performance. Please send seat requests to star via your point of contact.


XX-166-A-19 NATO Architecture Framework Course

In collaboration with the NATO Consultation, Command & Control Board's Architecture Capability Team, the NATO School Oberammergau (NSO) will host a one-week pilot for the NATO Architecture Framework (NAF) Version 4 (NAFv4). The pilot will take place during 4-8 Nov 19 with the aim to provide practical knowledge and understanding of the NAF. The Course itself is directed toward NATO Projects staff and contractors who would benefit from, or their responsibilities require them to have, a deeper understanding of the NAFv4. Students will be expected to have a basic understanding of IT architecture and to provide critical feedback to enhance the content of the pilot and subsequent courses.

Whilst the pilot is only available to staff from NATO member countries it is expected that, once accredited, the Course will be opened to staff from Interoperability Platform member countries. Interested participants should request attendance through their respective Point of Contact (POC); POCs can be located via the POC Finder on the NSO website.

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