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Course Announcements

We will offer new courses at the NATO School Oberammergau soon. In the meantime, please visit the → Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) page for information about our online lectures or browse the → Course Catalogue for existing courses.


Resident Courses

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.

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.