• Classroom
  • Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

Variable Message Format Training Bootcamp is a 3-day course where participants learn about VMF message structure, syntax, formats, protocol and VMF Data Element Dictionary (DED). Variable Message Format (VMF) is one of the J-Series family of Tactical Data Links (TDLs) to which most allied nations are trying to migrate. Unlike the other J-Series TDLs, VMF can be a build it yourself link in that there is no mandated bearer system, and as such it is designed to be transmitted over any bearer. One substantial benefit of Variable Message Format is that its information coding standard is bit-oriented. Messages are passed via binary code. This helps reduce the amount of data transmitted and improves message recognition.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the fundamentals of Variable Message Format (VMF) and its importance in modern communication systems.
  • Learn the syntax and structure of VMF messages.
  • Gain proficiency in encoding and decoding VMF messages.
  • Explore the applications of VMF in military, aviation, and other industries.
  • Develop skills in troubleshooting and error correction in VMF transmissions.
  • Understand the interoperability of VMF with other communication protocols.
  • Master the usage of VMF tools and software for message generation and analysis.
  • Apply VMF knowledge to real-world scenarios through practical exercises and simulations.
  • Collaborate effectively with team members in VMF-related tasks and projects.
  • Stay updated with the latest advancements and standards in VMF technology.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Systems Analysis
  • Cyber Operations