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NATO Architecture Framework Course

Conducted by COSEC


To enable architects, modellers and analysts from NATO, the Nations, and Industry to develop architecture artifacts IAW the principles laid out by the NATO Enterprise Architecture Policy and Directive and established in the NATO Architecture Framework Version 4 (NAFv4).


Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Unclassified
Discipline: CCC - Consultation, Command and Control
Area: ET - Education and Training
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Advance
ePrime No.: N/A
ETOC Code: CCC-ET-36730

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
M5-166-B-21 08 - 12 Nov 21 Contact POC

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Learning Objectives

Foundational information about architecture and NAFv4: Given references, students will be able to understand:
- The basic concepts behind Enterprise Architecture (EA).
- Principles of the NATO EA Policy and Directive.
- Architectural Frameworks.
- NAFv4 terminology and benefits.
- NAFv4 grid, viewpoints and views.
- NAFv4 methodology.
- Alternatives of architecture and propose trade-off.

Awareness of architecting, models and views according to NAFv4: Given references, students will be able to understand:
- Modeling concepts.
- Views.
- Viewpoints.
- Basic architecting processes.

Setup an architecture context according to NAFv4: Given references, students will be able to understand how to:
- Define the scope, environment.
- Identify and work with architecture stakeholders.
- Create an architecture vision.
- Select the architecting style and kinds of architectures.
- Tailor NAFv4 and related processes.

Create architecture views according to NAFv4 viewpoints: Given references, students will be able to:
- Apply the NAFv4 methodology.
- Create Views according to the principles, methodology, processes and viewpoints to NAFv4.
- Evaluate alternatives of architecture and propose trade-offs.

Course Participants

The target audience consists of officers (OF-1 to OF-5) and NCOs (OR-7 to OR-9) and their civilian equivalents who work in NATO, national and commercial projects working with NAFv4 compliant architectures.

Language Proficiency: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5


This one-week course is comprised of modules that complement each other in the understanding of the NATO Architecture environment. Each day begins with a review of the information from the previous day. Each lecture ends with an interactive Q & A to enable students to develop and consolidate their understanding of the subject. Syndicate work will be pen and paper exercises with discussions used to enable in-depth practice. Unclassified course material (lecture notes) will be made available through the NATO School portal.