Course Information & Registration

SOT 210 - Science of Test Fundamentals for Managers

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
18G-O O Apr 25 2018 - Apr 26 2018 Hill AFB, UT
18H-O O May 15 2018 - May 16 2018 Peterson AFB, CO
18J-O O Jun 13 2018 - Jun 14 2018 Eglin AFB, FL
18E-O O Aug 28 2018 - Aug 29 2018 Hanscom AFB, MA

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.3282
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3282

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 access to AFIT's network. In order to access AFIT's network, an AFIT-specific DD Form 2875 is required & 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 & instructions on how to fill it out are located on AFIT/LS's website at: click on "Student Information" and select "DD Form 2875". Any questions can be directed to AFIT/LS Training Administrators at DSN 785-7777x3164 or e-mail No walk-in students will be allowed.***

Target Audience:
The course is open to Acquisition and Sustainment officers (0-1 and above), enlisted personnel (E-5 and above), and civilians (GS-7 and above).

Course Length:
2 days



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