XX-161 BIG DATA ANALYTICS COURSE
10 WEEK CYBER COURSE 26 APRIL – 02 JULY 2021. 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. Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001.
XX-168 NATO Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manager’s Course
After NATO review of OSINT training requirements NSO is pleased to announce the introduction of the NATO Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Manager’s Course which will be held at NSO on the following dates:
XX-168-A-21 22-26 Mar 21
XX-168-B-21 26-30 Jul 21
XX-168-C-21 06-10 Dec 21
The course aim is to develop the competencies of OSINT managers to direct and guide OSINT activity within the framework of the NATO Intelligence Cycle and the JISR Process and the target audience is OF-2-OF-5 and OR-6-OR-9 (or civilian equivalents) responsible for managing or directing OSINT collection and analysis in support of military operations and planning. Students should have a minimum of one year prior military intelligence experience in analytic or collection management position or prior completion of N2-02 NATO Intelligence Course and the N2-03 Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis (CT&SA) or N2-151 NATO Intelligence Processing Course (NIPC). This NR course is designed to assist intelligence leaders to incorporate OSINT capabilities into their single-source or all-source collection and analytic efforts, effectively direct and manage OSINT assets as a JISR function, and operationalize OSINT tasks in support of validated requirements. This course may compliment N2-04 OSINT Practitioner’s Course and interested students are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known).
Distributed Learning Courses
N2-03-D-21 Intelligence Analyst Course - Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis (CT&SA)
This additional course iteration will be delivered completely by Distributed Learning/On Line to students 18-22 Jan 21. The course aim is to develop students who are able to apply critical thinking and Structural analysis as a NATO Intelligence analyst, in order to provide more accurate, collaborative intelligence that can be validated by other analysts. This one week course will be delivered through GlobalNet and is comprised of lectures delivered by a DIA (Defence Intelligence Agency) speaker via VTC, discussion forums and reference documents available in a “library” folder. The Learning platform must be completed and students will be required to undertake a system test the week prior and therefore all student registrations must be complete by Friday 8 Jan 21. The tuition fee for this course remains at Euro 450 (as per the resident course) which is therefore covered by the current Finance Agreement. Individual who are interested are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known). Applications are required no later than Friday 8 Jan 21 in order to prepare the LMS.
N5-68-A-21 Operational Law Course
This course will be delivered by Distributed Learning (DL)/On Line, via the NSO Member’s Portal within the GlobalNET application. This change will mitigate SARS-CoV-2 travel restrictions expected to affect both students and the external course support required to successfully execute the course. This online version of the course is NATO unclassified and will be delivered 19-30 Apr 21. The course is designed to provide military and civilian legal advisors in national or NATO billets an introduction to NATO and training focused upon operational law issues relevant to current NATO activities and operations. Although students in the online course will not be physically together, this course is built so that participants will have the opportunity not only to gain or refresh their knowledge, but also to engage in open conversation, widen their network, and create lasting professional relationships. This two-week course has two modules (teaching weeks) and combines theoretical lectures with online individual and group activities. The structure is linear, which means that each module must be completed before beginning the next module. Internet access and a webcam/microphone is required to participate in the course synchronous sessions. The tuition fee remains at Euro 450 and students will receive further details from the Course Director after registration. Course registration is currently limited to 50 students. Please therefore submit any new course requests together with Joining Reports to STAR soonest and deadline of 9 April 21. Click here for course details
M7-126-A-21 NATO eLearning Instructional Design Course.
This course will be delivered completely On Line from 08 – 26 February 2021 (3 weeks) at the NATO UNCLASS level to mitigate the current SARS-CoV-2 travel restrictions. Students will work and interact with each other online through VTCs, chats, and online discussions forums and group activities.
This course teaches students how create e-learning products, as well as to implement and evaluate e-learning solutions in support of NATO E & IT requirements. eLearning is seen more and more as a valuable addition to any education and training for military and civilian personnel to combine the need of on-time education and training when it is needed and individually managing training requirements when it is suitable. It is today an inevitable part of any military and civilian professional development and allows organizations to offer tailored and on-demand learning possibilities to prepare for real-live challenges.
This 3 week course will consist of assigned reading, live chats and VTCs, recorded lectures delivered by video, discussion forums in which the students are required to answer questions based on the readings and lectures, and the completion of individual and team projects that build upon each other. Students will be divided into small groups; where they interact and discuss with each other and online tutors. Students will receive all material online. The student will receive a Course Certificate upon successful completion of the course. In order to maximise the benefit students should be able to attend regularly VTC (all VTCs will be scheduled in the afternoon (MEZ)) and participate in online discussions with their instructors and fellow students. The tuition fee for this course remains at Euro 1100 (as per the resident course) and interested individuals are requested to discuss any application with their designate POC (please use the POC Finder if not known). Applications are required no later than 01 Feb 21.
XX-148-A-21 Principles of Software Reverse Engineering
NSO is pleased to announce this new 10 week Cyber course which will be delivered completely by Distributed Learning/On Line to students 25 Jan-2 Apr 21. 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. There is no rank requirement but his 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) whose work responsibilities require or would benefit from a deeper understanding of low-level software operation. There are still seats available and interested individuals are requested to discuss any application with their designated POC (please use the POC Finder if not known). Applications are required no later than Friday 11 Dec 20 for course loading.