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NWOT-OPS Certificate Program

 

Network Operations and Technology - Operations (NWOT-OPS) Certificate Program

Graduate School of Operational and Information Sciences (GSOIS)

Program Length: 1 Year

Starts: Quarterly

Curriculum #271

 Program Overview

The NWOT degree program is designed to provide the broad base of knowledge needed to assist in fighting and winning America’s wars in today’s networked environment.  The curriculum consists of a professional practice core of courses and specialization tracks of study in decision superiority, network operations, and information systems management.  The academic core consists of study in military operations in the information environment, command and control, web services, network operations, enterprise strategies and policy, and managing process change. The specialization tracks are designed to provide students and opportunity to explore specific areas of interest to the Navy.

The war fighter-oriented NWOT-OPS certificate program provides the operational foundations of the professional practice core.  This program provides the graduate education needed to integrate information technologies, command and control processes, space and information operations methods and elements into innovative operational concepts necessary to achieve Information Dominance.

The following distance learning delivery method(s) may be used for this program:

 Program Announcements

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 Program Schedule

The following are the typical quarters for acceptance of new students into the NWOT-OPS program: Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer.

Please contact the Program Director for more information about the next available starts.

For information about the specific start dates for the listed quarters, please refer to the NPS Academic Calendar.

 Curriculum

  • CC3000 - Command Control Communication Computer and Intelligence Systems in DoD
  • IO3100 - Information Operations
  • IS3502 - Computer Networks: Wide Area/Local Area (Intro to Information Systems Networks)
  • SS3011 - Space Technology and Applications

 Eligibility and Prerequisites

The following are eligible for this program:

  • US Military Officers
  • US Government Civilians (GS)
  • Enlisted Personnel
  • International Students**

**International Students: Ensure that you read and understand the eligibility requirements and application process.

Prerequisites:

  • Baccalaureate Degree

 Tuition

$2000 per student/course.

Please refer to the tuition page regarding general information on tuition for DL programs. You may also contact the tuition-collection POC for this program directly:
CED3Bursar@nps.edu

 Contact Information

For additional information specific to the program, please email the Program Director at ISOCertProg@nps.edu.

For general questions about CED3 supported programs, please email the CED3 Student Coordinator at CED3StudCoord@nps.edu.

 NPS Follow-on Resident Program(s):

Master of Science in Network Operations and Technology (Curriculum 386)

For those interested in the full degree program, The Network Operations and Technology (NWOT) is an interdisciplinary, graduate-level, master's program integrating the study of military operations, decision making, information networks and systems, and computer science.

The NWOT program is designed to provide the broad base of knowledge needed to assist in fighting and winning America’s wars in today’s networked environment.  The curriculum consists of a professional practice core of courses and specialization tracks of study in decision superiority, network operations, and information systems management.  The academic core consists of study in military operations in the information environment, command and control, web services, network operations, enterprise strategies and policy, and managing process change. The specialization tracks are designed to provide students and opportunity to explore specific areas of interest to the Navy.

The NWOT graduate will be able to:                                                                                     

  • Optimize C2 systems configurations to align with changes in the operational environment
  • Understand the critical nature of information in military planning and operations
  • Develop alternate configuration plans to cope with:
    • Anti-access/area denial and limited bandwidth, emission control, satellite loss and other C2-challenging  situations
    • An intruded, degraded or compromised network environment
    • Varied terrestrial, celestial and meteorological environments
    • Prioritize information needs across the continuum of operations
    • Develop and apply operational and contingency plans for usage and defense of information and information systems, and information assurance
    • Develop communications plans that exploit the full Radio Frequency (RF) and Electro Magnetic Spectrum (EMS) including communications activities operating in and through space. 

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