Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
DAU-0221
Organization Course Number:
TST 204
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
72 hours
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 systems design and engineering
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to build upon professionals' knowledge, skills, and on-the-job experience relating to DoD test and evaluation (T&E) policies, processes, and practices. A number of problem-solving situations engage participants in the application of T&E concepts and principles. Course topics include the role of T&E in systems acquisition; T&E planning and the T&E strategy; T&E master plan development; managing a T&E program; and planning, conducting, and processing the results of T&E events.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Given a scenario and DoD policy, develop TEMP content
  • assess issues related to T&E of Information Technology Systems
  • identify issues and risks associated with reliability, availability, and maintainability T&E
  • create an OT test report based on their evaluation of incidents that occurred during testing
  • construct solutions for T&E problems; including rapidly responding and adapting to new information, changes to requirements documents, and changing circumstances that impact the T&E strategy, approach, and overall plan
  • Given DoD guidance, discuss corresponding test strategies for integrating modeling and simulation with system T&E
  • analyze the information needed to complete a Milestone A TEMP, and support T&E planning efforts based upon the analyzed documents
  • discuss potential impacts to the DoD T&E acquisition community and associated stakeholders based upon current policy changes and trends
  • discuss potential impacts to the DoD T&E acquisition community and associated stakeholders based upon current policy changes and trends
  • assess a program T&E Strategy
  • develop Test and Evaluation Master Plan (TEMP) content
  • develop information for a data management plan in support of a test and evaluation
  • develop an operational or developmental test scenario (high-level test plan) that addresses the COI/CTP and supports the overall program plan
  • demonstrate DT&E planning, rehearsing (pilot test), and execution in an organized fashion; including data collection, analysis, evaluation, after action review, and reporting
  • develop procedures and constraints for test operations to comply with safety, environmental, and risk management policies
  • anticipate the needs of the Operational Test Agency, Program Office, and other internal and external customers of the acquisition community
  • determine the appropriate test design, analysis, and evaluation methods to apply to DoD T&E
  • discuss corresponding test strategies for integrating modeling and simulation with system T&E
  • develop T&E best practices and lessons learned
  • generate OT&E planning, execution, and reporting documentation
  • Given a system description and DoD guidance, develop procedures and constraints for test operations to comply with safety, environmental, and risk management policies
  • Given a test scenario, test data, and DoD guidance, create an Operational Test (OT) report based on their evaluation of incidents that occurred during testing
  • Given a scenario, anticipate the needs of the Operational Test Agency, Program Office, and other internal and external customers of the acquisition community
  • Given a system description, correctly construct solutions for T&E problems, including rapidly responding and adapting to new information, changes to requirements documents, and changing circumstances that impact the T&E strategy, approach, and overall plan
  • given a MS A TEMP, assess issues related to T&E of information technology systems
  • given a scenario and DoD policy, develop test and evaluation master plan (TEMP) content

General Course Topics:

  • T&E legislative, regulatory, policy and guidance
  • The role of T&E in systems acquisition
  • T&E planning and strategy
  • T&E Master Plan (TEMP) development
  • Managing a T&E program
  • Planning, conducting, and processing the results of T&E events
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Presentations

Minimum Passing Score:

80%
Supplemental Materials