The students undergo a series of map exercises and war games where their decision making skills and professional knowledge are put to practical test. Faculty members assist the students in the formulation of plans and ensure that the desirable lessons are brought out for the education of the students.
A number of war games and telephone battles are conducted during the Course. Each lasts for a week and has a different focus, objective, methodology and operational setting. A tri-service exercise is also conducted with participation by students of all services. In these exercises, students are provided the opportunity to apply the acquired knowledge and deepen their understanding of tactics. They practice staff skills, techniques and procedures and get the opportunity to analyze problems, develop solutions, write, speak and interact with other staff members.