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NATO Architecture Framework Course

Conducted by COSEC


The aim of the course is to train the appropriate NATO and national officers and civilians in the development and application of architectural models and views using the NAF methodology compliant with the principles of NATO Enterprise Architecture Policy and Directive.


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

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
XX-166-A-21 29 Mar 21 - 02 Apr 21
XX-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-2 to OF-5) and NCOs (OR-7 to OR-9) and their civilian equivalent within NATO, NATO Nations and Partner Countries in the Interoperability Platform working in the development of Architectures.

Language Proficiency: English 3232 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-7 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-2 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.

Further Information

This is a pilot course.