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Monday, August 15, 2011

Navy-wide Training Management System Moves to New Web Address

By Ed Barker, Naval Education and Training Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- A new home page Web address (URL) for the Navy's training management system was implemented Aug. 6 as part of network policy and standardization initiatives.

The Navy's Corporate enterprise Training Activity Resource System (CeTARS) is the authoritative student training management system for Manpower, Personnel, Training and Education (MPTE) and serves as the data source for all formal Navy training statistical information and aspects of student management.

"CeTARS users should manually change their bookmarks to reflect the new URL," said Peg David, CeTARS technical program manager for the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC).

To reach the new Navy training home page, users should delete the old CeTARS URL,, from their favorites list or desktop icon. Use the new CeTARS URL and add it to the favorites list. To navigate to the CeTARS Main Menu, go to

For many users, CeTARS serves as the gateway to 21 subsystems or modules, all of which are accessed via CeTARS' homepage. A few of the programs accessed through CeTARS include Catalog of Navy Courses; Enterprise Navy Training Reservation System ; Navy Training Quota Management System; Class Event and Resource Scheduler; and Recruit Training Management.

Users may experience a slight delay when accessing the new URL for the first time. The delay should be less than 3 minutes in most cases. However, when accessing the CeTARS Discoverer tool, the delay may take 3-5 minutes, during which time a white screen will be displayed. After that, login should be normal.

If a user experiences a problem accessing the new CeTARS URL on a Navy-Marine Corps Internet (NMCI) computer, they should clear their computer's Java cache and remove the CeTARSII security certificate before accessing the new URL. Anyone continuing to experience problems, or needing assistance clearing the cache should contact the NETPDTC helpdesk by dialing commercial (850) 452-1001 or DSN 922-1001, then selecting option 1.

"CeTARS standardizes reporting at all activities that train Navy students," added David. "It allows training managers and upper echelons to support Navy training by maintaining accurate student, instructor, and course data, all of which helps Navy leaders make informed decisions with the most current and accurate data available. With this new upgrade, we're operating in an even more standardized environment."

CeTARS supports more than 4,000 users, primarily training administrators and managers, located at more than 300 locations worldwide. It also provides management and tracking of more than 1,000 courses, with an average daily attendance of more than 50,000 students. CeTARS interfaces with 39 other applications and systems in the Department of Defense to share student data and order writing capabilities in support of MPTE enterprise efforts.

For more information about the Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center, visit

Additional information on the Naval Education and Training Command can be found on the NETC website at

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