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SOT 210 - Introduction to Science of Test: Experimental Design and Analysis

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
16J-O O Jun 01 2016 - Jun 02 2016 Nellis AFB, NV
16K-O O Jun 23 2016 - Jun 24 2016 Eglin AFB, FL
16L-O O Jul 06 2016 - Jul 07 2016 Washington D.C.
16M-O O Aug 03 2016 - Aug 04 2016 Robins AFB, GA
16N-O O Aug 24 2016 - Aug 25 2016 Offutt AFB, NE
17A-O O Oct 19 2016 - Oct 20 2016 Eglin AFB, FL
17B R Jan 18 2017 - Jan 19 2017 AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH
17C-O O Mar 01 2017 - Mar 02 2017 Eglin AFB, FL
17D-O O Mar 29 2017 - Mar 30 2017 Hanscom AFB, MA
17E-O O May 17 2017 - May 18 2017 Kirtland AFB, NM
17F-O O Jun 21 2017 - Jun 22 2017 Eglin AFB, FL
17G-O O Jun 28 2017 - Jun 29 2017 LA AFB, CA
17H-O O Sep 06 2017 - Sep 07 2017 Peterson AFB, CO

This two-day course, designed for acquisition professionals, will introduce Science of Test (SoT) – a powerful methodology for test and evaluation that OSD requires to be present in every test program. The course will show how SoT is critical in the planning, design, execution, and analysis of test. SoT uniquely solves the twin challenges of test – how to vary test conditions to explore a broad battle space, while controlling the risks of making incorrect fielding decisions.

Contact Training Administrators

Course Director:

Commercial: (937)255-7777 ext.
DSN: 785-7777 ext.

None, but this course has a heavy emphasis on Probability and Statistic techniques and conducts exercises using statistical theories and software. Students must have an understanding of basic Probability and Statistics theory. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that students refresh their knowledge by taking DAU’s CLE 35 – Introduction to Probability and Statistics computer-based course.

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Special Requirements:
OSD policy guidance emphasizes that elements of experimental design be included in Test and Evaluation Master Plans (TEMPs) and Test Plans for approval of those documents. Science of Test is the structured process used to identify the metrics, factors, and levels that most directly affect test execution and that should be reflected in detailed test plans and TEMPs. ***This course requires computer access to AFIT's network. In order to access AFIT's network, an AFIT-specific DD Form 2875 is required and must be returned to AFIT/LS NLT 14 DAYS prior to the class start date students that do not complete the form WILL BE CANCELLED from the class. The form and instructions on how to fill it out are located on AFIT/LS's website at: then Click on "Information Resources" and Select "DD Form 2875 - Access to AFIT's Network". Any questions can be directed to AFIT/LS Training Administrators at DSN 785-7777x3164 or e-mail NOTE: No walk-in students will be allowed.***

Target Audience:
Acquisition and Sustainment Personnel, GS-11 and above, O-2 and above

Course Length:
2 days



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