TST 303 Advanced Test and Evaluation
COURSE RETIRED 30 APRIL 2021. Designed for senior DoD acquisition personnel, the Advanced Test and Evaluation (T&E) course is focused around leadership and management issues in a T&E environment. TST 303 involves facilitated discussion of current DoD policies, strategies, processes, and practices as they are applied and used for the planning and management of test and evaluation (T&E) for DoD systems. This course covers a variety of knowledge-building and interactive problem-solving skills using case studies developed around lessons learned from actual system acquisitions. Class discussion and study group efforts culminate in participant presentations based around case analysis and solution analysis. Knowledge and skills developed in this course will facilitate successful professional participation as a T&E member in integrated planning and development activities for major programs.
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Target Attendees
Required for Level III certification in the T&E career field. Typical attendees include T&E leads for programs and Service/agency/facility T&E managers and engineers. Other senior technical and management personnel, including defense industry personnel, who plan, perform, and manage T&E tasks in support of acquisition will also benefit from the course.
  • ACQ 203, Intermediate Systems Acquisition, Part B
  • BFM 0050, Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution and Budget Exhibits
  • PMT 0140, Team Management and Leadership
  • TST 204, Intermediate Test and Evaluation
  • Predecessor Course(s) (Acceptable substitutes for meeting current course prerequisite and certification standards)
    Predecessor Predecessor Course Title PDS Code Accepted Until
    None None None None
    Course Length
    4.5 class days
    Additional Course Information
    Delivery Mode  Resident
    Equivalent Courses  YES
    ACE Recommended Credits  YES
    PDS Code  JQ7
    Current CEU, CLP and RRP      Click here for Previous Allocation
    Continuous Education Units  3.2
    Continuous Learning Points 32 
    Reservist Retirement Points 0  
  • Pre-work required (approx. 0.5 hours) / Walk-ins authorized / Pre-work accessible on DAU Public