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Instructor-Led Live Training

Course Date Location Action
L1: Virtual Fundamentals May 1312:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now

Quickly get up-to-speed on the STK basics through this virtual, 3 hour training. Follow along on your own computer as an instructor walks you through, click-by-click, building an STK scenario to:

  • Create analytical models of aerospace and defense systems
  • Analyze mission simulations
  • Explore the STK API for integration and automation
  • Generate STK outputs and make movies

Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions live.

As an added bonus you'll leave with all the necessary training to complete STK Certification!

L2: Perform Trade Studies with Analyzer May 181:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now

Determine how orbital parameters such as semi-major axis, eccentricity, inclination, argument of perigee, right ascension of the ascending node, or true anomaly will affect the ability of a sensor or camera to view the surface of the Earth. In this lesson, you will run multiple trade studies to determine how inclination, eccentricity, or a combination of both will affect the percentage of coverage over the entire Earth during a 24-hour period.

Follow along on your computer as an instructor walks you through this advanced STK lesson. AGI engineers will be available during the session to answer your questions, live.

International L2: Integrating STK with Python - Europe May 1910:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (UTC +2) Online Register Now

In this class, you will learn how to use resources in the STK Help and GitHub to model a mission with a script. You will learn how to:

  • Connect STK to a programming interface
  • Build a scenario through a script
  • Extract data from STK

Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions live.

L2: Customize Analysis with STK Analysis Workbench May 201:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now

Use additional capabilities in STK to create custom functions and calculations relative to times, positions, and reference frames. Using a combination of STK Pro and Analysis Workbench to create vectors, custom angles, calculations, time components and temporal constraints, you will determine when a sensor can safely track a satellite.

Follow along on your computer as an instructor walks you through this advanced STK lesson. AGI engineers will be available during the session to answer your questions, live.

L3: Analyzer and the Multifunction Radar Object May 251:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now

In this lesson, an aircraft leaves an airbase in Spain and flies to an airbase in Italy. The radar site at the Italian airbase is employing a new multifunction radar (MFR), which will track the aircraft while accounting for local terrain. Using STK Radar and Analyzer, you will determine how gain, signal to noise ratio (SNR), and pulse integration affect the MFR’s ability to track the aircraft.

Follow along on your computer as an instructor walks you through this advanced STK lesson. AGI engineers will be available during the session to answer your questions, live.

L1: Virtual Fundamentals May 2612:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Online Register Now

Quickly get up-to-speed on the STK basics through this virtual, 3 hour training. Follow along on your own computer as an instructor walks you through, click-by-click, building an STK scenario to:

  • Create analytical models of aerospace and defense systems
  • Analyze mission simulations
  • Explore the STK API for integration and automation
  • Generate STK outputs and make movies

Engineers will be on hand to answer your questions live.

As an added bonus you'll leave with all the necessary training to complete STK Certification!

On-Demand Training

CourseDateLocationAction
L1: Beginner On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Familiarize yourself with the STK workflow and learn how to model your own systems and missions in STK.

L2: Advanced On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Learn how to use STK’s more advanced analysis tools to quantify and measure mission effectiveness.

L3: Focused (Feature Specific) On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Learn how to use the most robust features of STK.

L3: Focused (Problem Specific) On-Demand [self-paced] Online View Catalog

Learn how to use a variety of STK modules and features to solve specific problems.

MBSE with STK, ModelCenter, Excel, and Cameo Training On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Detecting and responding to wildfires quickly is essential to prevent disaster. In this training we will show you how to connect STK with Excel and Cameo using ModelCenter to demonstrate rapid image collection and information sharing for fighting wildfires.

This mission was put together to show the end-to-end detection, collection, and communication of wildfire locations across northern America. It was selected because it contains elements of satellite constellation design, sensor modeling and communications analysis in the context of the MBSE requirements definition phase.

This class will demonstrate using a cohesive digital ecosystem with the following tools.

  • STK 12.0 install
  • STK Analyzer 12.0 install
  • ModelCenter 14.0
  • ModelCenter MBSE 2.1
  • Cameo Systems Modeler 19.0
  • Ansys Mechanical 2019R2

Note that licenses and installs are not provided for third-party tools. However, if you are interested in completing this training using our DE Cloud then please reach out to trainingteam@agi.com.

STK Christmas Special: When can I see Santa? On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Every year AGI assists NORAD in tracking Santa as he delivers presents across the globe. This class will teach you how to figure out when you can see Santa from your front porch using a predicted flight path in STK. Astronomers and Engineers across the globe have detected Santa in the past, so we have an idea of where he will be and when. From that information we've created an approximate flight path, so we know when and where to expect him. Keep in mind though, Santa’s actual flight may change on Christmas Eve due to weather, or Rudolph’s mood! Upon completion of this class you will understand how to:

  • Create a place object using your address to model your house
  • Load an external ephemeris file to design a route
  • Change a model file
  • Compute line of sight between two objects to determine when and where you can view something
DE Forum Training Class 1: Using STK throughout the mission life cycle On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings from the first DE Forum training class which covers the Fundamentals of STK. This introductory class quickly teaches you how to create a Design Reference Mission. You will learn:

  • Introductory class to quickly learn how to create a Design Reference Mission with STK
  • Create analytical models of aerospace and defense systems
  • Analyze mission simulations
  • Explore the STK Object Model for integration and automation
  • Generate STK outputs and make movies
DE Forum Training Class 2: Integrating with STK On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and supporting materials for the second DE Forum training class which covers Integrating with STK. You will learn:

  • How to integrate STK with other software tools, mainly using Python through Jupyter Notebooks
  • About the STK APIs
  • How to create and run code to set up your STK scenario and extract data for analysis
DE Forum Training Class 3: Building a digital twin of a satellite with STK SOLIS On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and supporting materials for the third DE Forum training class, "Building a digital prototype of a satellite with STK SOLIS". You will:

  • Explore using STK for e-satellite design
  • Evaluate mission requirements and translate them into spacecraft design requirements
  • Create a digital prototype of a satellite and explore its capabilities in the preliminary design phase
DE Forum Training Class 4: Modeling a multi-domain hypersonic mission On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings and supporting materials for the fourth DE Forum training class "Modeling a multi-domain hypersonic mission". You will learn how to:

  • Model a multi-domain hypersonic mission using a digital mission engineering ecosystem of tools including STK, ModelCenter, Ansys, and others
  • Connect the mission environment to the digital thread by recreating a hypersonic test flight
  • Evaluate the response time of the system of systems for detecting and tracking a hypersonic vehicle
Intro to modeling space based systems & computing solar power & comms On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings that teach you how engineers and operators require a quick way to design a satellite mission while considering multiple aspects of the mission. In this lesson, you will design a space-based, weather observing mission. You will build up the various components of the mission and review the considerations mission planners must make during mission design as things change throughout the life cycle. Specifically, you will learn how to use STK to:

  • Model a satellite
  • Calculate solar power generation
  • Create communication links
  • Calculate link budgets
  • Design a LEO constellation
Electromagnetic Battle Management: GPS Vulnerabilities to EM Attacks On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings that teach you how to model GPS reception between GPS satellite transmitters and an aircraft GPS receiver. You will set up a training mission with a light aircraft flying a search pattern over mountainous terrain and determine how well the aircraft receives the GPS transmissions. We will also evaluate how hand-held GPS jammers affect the aircraft's reception of the GPS signal along its flight path - at a specific altitude over a wide area and in a 3D volume of space. This lesson will teach you how to:

  • Use a local terrain file for analysis and situational awareness
  • Use a rain model and atmospheric absorption model and see effect on RF in scenario
  • Design a GPS receiver and use an antenna pattern
  • Create a CommSystem object to determine interference and signal jamming
  • Use a link budget to determine why GPS signal reception is usable or not and how rain, atmospheric, and system noise temperatures affect your analysis
  • Use Coverage and Volumetrics to determine jammer's effectiveness
Level 2 STK Master Certification Prep On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings that teach you how to use some of STK's most popular modules while learning everything you need to complete the Level 2 STK Master Certification. Unlike the fast-paced "L2 STK Comprehensive Crash Course" that we commonly offer, this series slows things down so that each lesson teaches directly to one of the four certification exercises.

Orbit Determiniation Tool Kit (ODTK) - Level 1 Virtual Training Series On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access the materials needed for the Level 1 - ODTK Certification test, as well as the ODTK - Level 1 Virtual Training Series recordings.

Using STK Astrogator to plan a Rendezvous and Prox Ops Mission (L3)  On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access the recording of the L3 virtual training class. Resources include the step by step instruction guide and starter scenario used in the class.

Small Satellite Series On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

The resources include recordings for each training lesson taught in the training session. 

This virtual training series follows three (3) important design aspects of designing, developing, implementing, and launching a 1U CubeSat to image and characterize active volcanoes in the United States:

  • Orbit Design
  • Solar and Power Design
  • Communications Design
Using STK Astrogator to perform station-keeping (L3)  On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access the recording of the L3 virtual training class. Resources include the step by step instruction guide used in the class.

Test and Evaluation Toolkit (TETK) - Virtual Training Series On-Demand [self-paced] Online Access Resources

Access recordings for each training lesson taught in this virtual training series.

Custom Training

AGI offers in-person and virtual custom training with our "Quick Start" program.

Certification Details
Level 1: STK Certification Prerequisites: None

Level 1 STK Certification covers the skills that are fundamental to the free version of STK. This test will require you to demonstrate proficiency with the basic features of STK, such as building basic scenarios, generating reports, and recording videos.
 
To prepare for the test, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 1 Beginner tutorials. These lessons will take about four hours to complete. After you register for the test, you will have 14 days to complete and submit it.
 
If you pass, you will receive a personalized STK Certification certificate and an AGI lanyard and L1 certification pin.

Level 1: TETK Certification Prerequisites: Level 1 STK Certification

Level 1 TETK Certification covers the skills that are fundamental to using TETK. This test requires you to demonstrate proficiency with basic TETK features, such as importing external data, managing what data is important for a particular T&E assessment, and generating contours, graphs, and other TETK artifacts.

To prepare for the test AGI requires that you complete Level 1 STK Certification and recommends you complete the TETK Guided Training tutorial. After you register, you will have 14 days to complete and submit the test.

If you pass, you will receive a TETK Level 1 Certification certificate, a pin, and a TETK water bottle. 

Level 2: STK Master Certification Prerequisites: Level 1 STK Certification
Level 2 STK Master Certification covers the advanced skills needed to productively use STK’s core add-on modules. This advanced certification level covers STK Professional, Analysis Workbench, Coverage, Communications, Radar, Aviator, and Astrogator. 

To prepare, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 2 Advanced tutorials, which take up to eight hours to complete. After you register, you have 14 days to complete and submit the test. 

If you pass, you will receive a personalized STK Master Certification certificate, an L2 certification pin, and a long-sleeved AGI T-shirt (men’s and women’s sizes available). You will also be eligible to register for the Level 3 Certification test.
Level 2: STK Master Integration Certification Prerequisites: Level 1 STK Certification

Level 2 STK Master Integration Certification covers integrating and automating STK with Python. This certification will use Jupyter Notebooks to build an STK scenario with Python.

To prepare for this certification, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 2 Advanced tutorials related to Python. You can also refresh your Python skills with tutorials from the Python website. After you register, you will have 14 days to complete the test. 

If you pass the test, you will receive a personalized STK Master Integration Certification certificate, a special pin, and a smart Wifi socket plug.

Level 3: STK Grand Master Certification Prerequisites: STK Level 2 Certification
Level 3 STK Grand Master Certification contains seven individual tracks that cover STK’s specialized add-on modules focused on different application areas. Each track has a unique set of recommended tutorials which take up to eight hours to complete. Upon registering, you will have 14 days to complete each track.

For each completed and passed track, you will receive a unique L3 specific certification pin and small glass cube with an STK graphic etched inside.

To become Level 3 Grand Master Certified, you must pass at least four of the tracks. You will then receive a personalized STK Grand Master Certification certificate and an additional large glass cube with an STK graphic.
Level 1: ODTK Certification Prerequisites: None

Level 1 ODTK Certification covers the skills that are fundamental to the free version of ODTK. This test will require you to demonstrate proficiency with the basic features of ODTK, such as building basic scenarios, generating reports, and recording videos.
 
To prepare for the test, AGI recommends that you complete the Level 1 Beginner tutorials. These lessons will take about four hours to complete. Once you register for the test, you will have 14 days to complete and submit it.
 
If you pass, you will receive a personalized ODTK Certification certificate and an AGI lanyard and ODTK certification pin.