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Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

NER-CTT-006
CRYPTOLOGIC TECHNICIAN, TECHNICAL
CTT3
CTT2
CTT1
CTTC
CTTCS
CTTCM

Exhibit Dates:
10/17–Present.

Summary:
Cryptologic Technicians (Technical) (CTT) conduct electronic warfare in support of national and commanders tasking; operate and maintain electronic sensors and computer systems; collect, analyze, exploit, and disseminate electronic intelligence in accordance with fleet and national tasking; provide safety of forces, indications and warning, information operations, and anti-ship missile defense; and provide technical and tactical guidance to warfare commanders and national consumers in support of surface, subsurface, air, and special warfare operations.

Credit Recommendations

Recommendation, CTT3:
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in information assurance, 3 in electromechanical systems troubleshooting and maintenance, and 2 in equipment safety. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, and 3 in electronic communications (5/18)(5/18).


Recommendation, CTT2:
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in information assurance, 3 in electromechanical systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 2 in equipment safety, 3 in network troubleshooting and maintenance; and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in electronic communications, and 3 in radar operations (5/18)(5/18).


Recommendation, CTT1:
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in information assurance, 3 in electromechanical systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 2 in equipment safety, 3 in network troubleshooting and maintenance; 3 in decision-making and problem solving, 3 in computer applications, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in electronic communications, and 3 in radar operations (5/18)(5/18).


Recommendation, CTTC:
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in information assurance, 3 in electromechanical systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 2 in equipment safety, 3 in network troubleshooting and maintenance; 3 in decision-making and problem solving, 3 in computer applications, 3 in communication, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in management, 3 in information operations, 3 in security operations, and 3 in radar operations (5/18)(5/18).


Recommendation, CTTCS:
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in information assurance, 3 in electromechanical systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 2 in equipment safety, 3 in network troubleshooting and maintenance; 3 in decision-making and problem solving, 3 in computer applications, 3 in communication, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in management, 3 in information operations, 3 in security operations, 3 in leadership, 3 in organization management, and 3 in radar operations (5/18)(5/18).


Recommendation, CTTCM:
In the lower-division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in server administration, 3 in information assurance, 3 in electromechanical systems troubleshooting and maintenance, 2 in equipment safety, 3 in network troubleshooting and maintenance; 3 in decision-making and problem solving, 3 in computer applications, 3 in communication, and 3 in supervision. In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in technical intelligence, 3 in electronic communications, 3 in management, 3 in information operations, 3 in security operations, 3 in leadership, 3 in organization management, 3 in radar operations, and 3 in strategic planning (5/18)(5/18).

Lower-Level Learning Outcomes

Server Administration:
The student will be able to configure rack mount blade servers; perform disk striping; maintain and troubleshoot server hardware and software; interact with server vendors; perform server backup and recovery; implement redundant array of independent disks (RAID) fault to tolerance; and implement file system security.

Information Assurance:
The student will be able to adhere to security policies; configure and maintain security settings for defense; maintain security scripts using object oriented programming; load cryptography; recognize threat platforms; develop operations and physical security measures; and plan for contingencies.

Electromechanical Systems Troubleshooting And Maintenance:
The student will be able to utilize schematics and one-line diagrams in troubleshooting electromechanical equipment circuits; troubleshoot solenoid operated hydraulic and pneumatic valves; maintain mechanical, electronic, and opto-electric sensors; repair electric power circuit switching and protection devices; troubleshoot and repair computer and digital logic controlled electromechanical equipment; observe safe work practices in maintaining electromechanical equipment; troubleshoot electromechancial circuits using multimeters; perform repair and alignment of electronic circuits related to electromechanical control and power distribution systems; and perform preventive maintenance procedures.

Equipment Safety:
The student will be able observe all industry standard safety practices; maintain electromagnetic and radio frequency generating equipment; utilize hand-held and portable electronic test equipment; move mechanical equipment; maintain hydraulic and pneumatic and cooling system equipment; troubleshoot, repair, and align electrical power circuits; and evaluate work areas to develop operation and maintenance safe work procedures and briefings.

Network Troubleshooting And Maintenance:
The student will be able to maintain routing tables; configure routers and switches; utilize the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model for implementation and maintenance; review server and hardware logs; perform network software and hardware updates; identify network trends; and analyze Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) traffic patterns.

Decision-Making And Problem Solving:
The student will be able to explain resource allocation; demonstrate critical thinking; describe approaches to problem solving; discuss situational analysis; give examples of process improvements; and summarize risk management.

Computer Applications:
The student will be able to explain file transfer protocols; conduct Internet searches; identify computer interfaces; give examples of database software; describe a user control system; summarize data and system security; and show back-up processes.

Communication:
The student will be able to produce guides, policies, and procedures related to workplace performance; collect documentation to support training events and objectives; conduct professional audio-visual presentations for all levels of leadership; research open-source resources for briefing development; and articulate clean and concise information from disparate facts and situations.

Supervision:
The student will be able to write evaluation and performance appraisals; demonstrate team building skills; prepare supervisory reports; produce training schedules; develop work schedules; and discuss interpersonal communications.

Upper-Level Learning Outcomes

Technical Intelligence:
The student will be able to analyze all types of adversarial electronic signals; develop electronic intelligence products for dissemination; deliver cryptologic and intelligence briefs; develop an adversarial order of battle in the electronic domain; produce intelligence preparation of the electronic battlespace assessments; perform research of intelligence community databases; analyze message traffic and broadcast data; research electronic intelligence databases; integrate other forms of technical and non-technical intelligence into an all-source product; analyze open source intelligence and fuse with electronic intelligence; and develop electronic intelligence collection plans.

Electronic Communications:
The student will be able to explain electromagnetic propagation concepts; apply weather impacts on electromagnetic frequency propagation (EMP); use spectrum analyzers to identify carrier frequency and and modulation techniques; identify transmitted signal bandwidth; calculate pulse repetition rate (PRR); calculate Doppler frequencies; define signal direction; perform alignment on communications equipment, transceiver to antenna; perform preventive maintenance on communications systems; align communications systems to achieve maximum power out; apply electromagnetic pulse (EMP) safety standards; utilize hand-held electronic equipment; and perform corrective maintenance procedures using schematics, wiring diagrams, and logic diagrams, down to the component level.

Management:
The student will be able to implement management practices for section goals and objectives; prioritize staff functions and duties related to work tasks; create action plans, milestones, and deadlines for projects; coordinate among sections to accomplish an organizational mission; plan and organize work plans for daily schedules; and conduct performance reviews and job evaluations.

Information Operations:
The student will be able to develop electronic warfare tactics and plans; evaluate electronic warfare effectiveness; analyze jamming sources; evaluate the electromagnetic spectrum for threats; conduct military deception operations; conduct targeting using pattern-of-life analysis; coordinate information operations assets for electronic attack and defense; conduct strategic communication support; analyze information warfare targets; conduct electronic attack operations against adversaries; and conduct all-source intelligence research in support of information warfare capabilities.

Security Operations:
The student will be able to apply and evaluate physical requirements associated with highly sensitive information; apply and evaluate information security needs for a variety of organizational elements; apply emergency action plans to a host of circumstances; manage the communication and operations security according to directives and standard operating procedures; manage disaster recovery plans and maintain continuity of cryptologic operations; evaluate battle damage to cryptologic systems; evaluate satellite vulnerabilities and cryptologic mission threats; and create reports from original research indicating adversary capabilities against cryptologic assets.

Leadership:
The student will be able to organize and lead teams for specialized tasks; mentor, coach, and counsel subordinates; create a work environment conclusive to mission accomplishment; assemble career development policies and practices for career field objectives; propose course-of-action recommendations to senior leadership; and appraise situational environment in order to develop actionable plans.

Organization Management:
The student will be able to develop policies and procedures; manage training; communicate effectively in both verbal and written forms; analyze data management techniques; outline project planning; plan worksheet creation; and evaluate organizational projects.

Radar Operations:
The student will be able to operate a radar system; explain radar operational concepts; align radar systems; operate and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems; explain weather impacts on radar transmissions; perform preventive and corrective maintenance on radar systems; apply safety standards to electromagnetic field (EMF) transmissions, electrical power operations, electronic repair operations, and hydraulic and pneumatic operations; troubleshoot radar systems using schematics, wiring diagrams, and hand-held test equipment; analyze radar output signals and maintain output at required frequency and pulse repetition rate while achieving maximum power output; and perform corrective procedures on all system component subsystems, down to the system card level.

Strategic Planning:
The student will be able to summarize career field and organization objectives in relation to overall personnel development and plans; collaborate with senior leadership to develop processes to implement organizational goals; develop plans for regional and global relocation of organizational resources; prioritize personnel training initiatives to meet manpower requirements; and analyze patterns of institutional change to implement strategic alignment.

THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON 05/23/2018
ACE occupation reviews are conducted by faculty currently teaching at appropriately accredited colleges and universities. Faculty teams analyze the official occupation standards and validate the duties and requirements through service member interviews to determine if the content, scope, and rigor of the experiential learning align to current postsecondary curricula. A minimum of 3 faculty evaluators must achieve consensus on credit recommendations. Please see Faculty Evaluators - Home Page for more information.