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I have a product that i would like to include on a NIAPS release. Is training required for my NIAPS candidate?

If the NIAPS application is a web based, client side executable, server side executable or a core NIAPS framework product, yes, training requirements will be levied on the product owner. If the NIAPS candidate is a content only product or will use NIAPS as a data pass through vehicle only, training requirements will not be levied.           Back to Top

If training is required, what kind of training will be provided?

System Administrator, NIAPS Overview and Navy Career Tools training are requirements and are all provided by the NIAPS Training Support Agent.  Training will be discussed with the application owner when the training requirements telecon is held between the NIAPS Training Support Agent (TSA) and the application owner at the proper time during the 'Join NIAPS' process.          Back to Top

Who conducts NIAPS training?

SPAWAR PMW 250 is responsible as the NIAPS Training Support Agent (TSA). The NIAPS TSA provides NIAPS System Administration training, NIAPS Overview and Navy Career Tools training, and provides a training service for any shipboard NIAPS application that chooses to take advantage of this offer. The NIAPS TSA will ensure that adequate training material is available for each NIAPS application.          Back to Top

How can NIAPS training be requested?

NIAPS training can be requested by contacting the NAVY 311 Help Desk. NAVY 311 can be contacted the following ways:

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Will a trainee receive credit for attending the NIAPS training?

Yes. There is a process in place that provides a training certification letter for NIAPS System Administrator training in the trainee's Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ).          Back to Top

How long is the NIAPS System Administrator (SA) training and what is involved?

The NIAPS System Administrator (SA) training course is 7 hours in duration and is taught onboard the ship or submarine. It consists of 5 hours of PowerPoint based, instructor lead training complimented with two hours of hands-on Job Sheets and troubleshooting with the trainee.         

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NIAPS System Administrator (SA) training cannot be found in the Catalog of Navy Training Courses (CANTRAC). Why?

NIAPS System Administrator (SA) training in not available at this time in a schoolhouse setting. A Navy Training Systems Plan is in development and once approved, the process of getting the NIAPS SA training into a formal school house setting will begin.          Back to Top



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