NETC N6 Status Update
Transcript NETC N6 Status Update
Authoring Instructional Materials (AIM)
20 August 2014
Enterprise Training Management Framework (ETMF)
ETMF Integration between AIM-CPM and CeTARS
AIM and CeTARS Data Exchanges (As-Is)
AIM and CeTARS – Courses of Action
Other Items of Interest
AIM and CeTARS As-Is
Current AIM and CeTARS Data Exchanges
The Course Master Schedule (CMS) provides a detailed sequential period-by-period
course structure outlining learning topics for each Course Outline of Instruction (COI).
CeTARS and AIM maintain CMS at the CDP level. Two methods are currently in place
for input of the CMS into CeTARS:
The Resource Requirements List (RRL) is maintained in AIM I/II as part of the TPP
and TCCD. Course RRL data is maintained in AIM and can be provided to LC via a
Manual Input by the Learning Center or Learning Site using user input forms in JCERS.
A direct one-way AIM I/II to CeTARS web service.
NETCINST 1510.1A (18 Feb 2010) identifies CeTARS as the Authoritative Source for Course Information.
LC manually input RRL data, with the exception of Publications, into CeTARS using AIM PDF file.
CNATT used ATEM for RRL minus Pub data. This produced an ERL – Equipment Requirements List.
CNATT ERL is manually downloaded via a flat file from CeTARS and uploaded into AIM for RRL updates.
No current interfaces exist between AIM and CeTARS for Assessment data.
A data output capability from AIM II to export test items is maintained in AIM in a “.csv” format compatible
with direct import to CeTARS testing. This function has been used by CNATT to transfer test items between
AIM II and CeTARS.
AIM and CeTARS – Notional Course of Action
Courses of Action
COA #1: This shows AIM-CPM providing the RRL to the CeTARS eTEM module
and the CMS to the CeTARS CERS module.
AIM does not currently version the RRL for a specific CDP
CeTARS eTEM module is at the CIN level and can not accept CDP RRL from AIM-CPM
CeTARS applies versioning to the CMS once it is received from AIM II
COA #2: This is the opposite of COA #1 as it shows CeTARS providing the RRL
and the CMS to AIM-CPM.
This COA will significantly make changes the TPP and TCCD process in regards to RRL development
CeTARS eTEM will still be required to re-program from CIN to CDP Level
AIM-CPM will receive PDF version of RRL and CMS from CeTARS
Workgroups: The selection of either COA will require the formation of several
workgroups and a project management strategy for implementation.
CMS Working Group: Database differences between CPM and CeTARS indicate a
deep dive into the requirements of CeTARS and CPM for the Course Master Schedule
COA #1: As the data density of CPM increases, current CMS Web Service from AIM II will need to be
revisited for inclusion or revision of data elements from CPM.
COA #2: A structural change will be made to AIM and CeTARS to accommodate the original CMS in
CeTARS and transfer it in PDF formatted to CPM.
RRL Working Group: Currently, CNATT has exclusive equipment data sharing with
AIM II via a downloadable Equipment Resource List (ERL). However, the ERL does
not contain all data elements of the RRL: specifically, Publications and IETMS.
COA #1: An RRL interface will need to be made for other CDPs and include all remaining RRL data
elements. Also, AIM-CPM does not currently have the programming capability to designate the final
approved RRL as “Approved”: versioning will need to be incorporated through programming of AIM.
COA #2: Major structural changes will be made to CeTARS eTEM to house the original RRL by CDP.
AIM will receive the RRL from CeTARS where needed in PDF format.
Workgroup Team Make-up:
eTEM Analyst and Developer
CERS Analyst and Developer
Course Analyst and Developer
AIM analyst and Developer
TPP/TCCD Process Owner
Other Items of Interest
OCCSTD – JTA – JDTA Impact
SIPR and NIPR
Analysis and Development
Testing – Test Item Analysis – Assessments – Advancement Exams
Enterprise AIM Performance
Capacity of Internal Storage
MACROS and Outside Systems – Internal Text Generation
Non NETC Commands using AIM