Course Information & Registration

SOT 310 - Science of Test: Experimental Design and Analysis I

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
18A-O O Oct 23 2017 - Oct 27 2017 Arnold AFB, TN
18B-O O Jan 29 2018 - Feb 02 2018 Edwards AFB, CA
18C-O O Feb 12 2018 - Feb 16 2018 Eglin AFB, FL
18D R Mar 12 2018 - Mar 16 2018 AFIT - Wright-Patterson AFB (Area B), OH
18E-O O May 14 2018 - May 18 2018 Kirtland AFB, NM
18F-O O Jul 09 2018 - Jul 13 2018 Hill AFB, UT
18G-O O Aug 20 2018 - Aug 24 2018 Eglin AFB, FL
18H-O O Sep 10 2018 - Sep 14 2018 Peterson AFB, CO
18I-O O Sep 17 2018 - Sep 21 2018 Nellis AFB, NV

This one week course, designed for program office and ALC personnel, emphasizes classical design principles and teaches students basic techniques and processes needed to create a statistically rigorous and defensible test for military weapon systems. A well designed test can lead to reduced development lead time with fewer tests required, provide greater insight to system performance, and ultimately lead to fielding better, more reliable systems. The student will learn how to plan, conduct and analyze tests efficiently in this course.

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 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:
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:
5 days



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