Advancement Exam Profiles Available on NKO

Story Number: NNS040528-11Release Date: 5/31/2004 11:48:00 AM
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By Journalist 1st Class Jd Walter, Naval Personnel Development Command Public Affairs

PENSACOLA, Fla. (NNS) -- Thanks to the Revolution in Navy Training, Navy enlisted advancement exam profiles are being posted to Navy Knowledge Online (NKO).

The service allows Sailors to view their current profiles and track their profile history through the Navy's personnel development portal. Results began being posted to NKO following the Spring exam cycle.

The Naval Education and Training Professional Development and Technology Center (NETPDTC) in Pensacola, Fla., is responsible for writing, scoring and returning results to the biannual exam cycles. In 1949, exam results were mailed to Sailors. Recently, results have been posted to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (now Naval Personnel Command) Web site. Today, with results being accessible through NKO, Sailors receive speedier response times and access to results.

"I've seen a lot of changes over the past few years," said Darlene Barrow, supervisor math statistician for the Enlisted Advancement Examination Statistical Analysis Section, "and they are all benefiting Sailors and their ability to get exam results back and advancement information faster."

According to NETPDTC Examination Administration Branch Head Jim Hawthorne, as little as three years ago, the advancement notification process would take 10 weeks or more. Both technology and the improved processes from delivery to tabulating advancement exams have enabled NETPDTC to get results back to Sailors faster than ever.

Not only are Sailors getting faster access to results, they're now able to track previous results, going back four cycles.

Sailors' command leadership will continue to have access to the E-4/5/6 advancement exam results on BUPERS Online 48 hours before the results are available to individual Sailors on NKO.

To access exam results via NKO, Sailors can log on at and go to the "My Announcements" channel, then click on the exam profile sheet link, which will take the Sailor directly to his or her advancement exam profile sheet. Sailors can also access individual advancement exam profile sheets through the advancement exam profile sheet link on the "My Career" page.

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