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Intelligence Analysis

Certificates in Intelligence Analysis

Entry Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis

The Entry Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis is designed to give the professional in the intelligence analysis field or the student who is considering getting in the national security studies field, a more comprehensive understanding of intelligence analysis. Students completing these security courses will be able to:

  • Develop and apply writing skills essential to accurate and comprehensive generation of reports
  • Apply formal but non-quantitative logic, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning
  • Learn various techniques for analyzing raw intelligence, evaluating source credibility, distinguishing “signal” from “noise,” and testing hypotheses
  • Apply principles of sound research and evaluation to a wide spectrum of source materials, and to evaluate and interpret the materials obtained

Mid Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis

The Mid Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis is designed for the professional who already has some experience in the strategic security or national security studies field or the student who has taken the entry level certificate in intelligence to learn:

  • To use advanced OSINT research methods
  • How to create a unified, integrated, and multi-disciplinary counterterrorism analysis
  • The Intelligence Cycle, how intelligence is prepared, and how it is used to inform decision and policy makers
  • To define and distinguish positive or foreign intelligence collection operations from paramilitary or covert operations and counterintelligence operations
  • The different kinds of intelligence (i.e., HUMINT, ELINT, SIGINT, etc.), their respective uses, and how they are managed

Senior Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis

The Senior Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis is designed for the professional who wants to better understand the finer points of advanced analysis, including how to present briefings geared to the context of the intelligence consumer. Students completing these security courses will learn:

  • Advanced analysis, including how to present briefings geared to the context of the intelligence customer
  • The distillation of intelligence products (including HUMINT, ELINT, SIGINT, etc.) into information that can prepare leaders and policy makers for otherwise unexpected contingencies
  • How to weigh a variety of factors influencing how a political situation is likely to develop
  • Investigate how to handle low-probability, high-impact situations from an analytical standpoint
  • How the analyst evaluates information and determines probabilities for various situations