Course Information & Registration

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

Current Offering Dates & Locations:
Offering Dates Location
17E-O O Jun 05 2017 - Jun 09 2017 Rome AFB, NY
17F-O O Jul 17 2017 - Jul 21 2017 Hanscom AFB, MA
17G-O O Sep 11 2017 - Sep 15 2017 Eglin AFB, FL
17H-O O Sep 11 2017 - Sep 15 2017 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.3285
DSN: 785-7777 ext.3285

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:
5 days



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