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Mid-Level Certificate in Intelligence Analysis

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This mid-level certificate is designed  for the professional who already has some experience in the intelligence analysis field or the student who has taken the entry level certificate to further learn about the intelligence cycle, how intelligence is prepared, and how it is used to inform decision and policy makers. This program will cover matters of intelligence ethics, privacy issues, and changes in the intelligence community in the post-9/11 environment. In this program the student will take the role of terrorist and pick a target for a future terrorist attack and then collect intelligence about that target. And finally, this course will distinguish counter-terrorism (CT) from anti-terrorism (AT)/Force Protection (FP) intelligence, strategic CT intelligence from tactical CT intelligence, and introduce analytical constructs for the field operator and reporter.

Outcomes

Upon completion of this certificate, students will be able to do the following:

  • Research counterterrorism analysis, its definition, common objectives, and the context in which counterterrorism analysis is conducted.
  • Synthesize information about intelligence operations with technical expertise and creative application of conceptual skills.
  • Evaluate intelligence issues and challenges using advanced qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Demonstrate the ability to explain the application of intelligence strategies to others.
  • Apply, analyze, synthesize, and summarize information demonstrating specialized skills via effective communications.

Course Listing (18 Credits)

INT511     Advanced Analytical Methods

INT550     Advanced Open Source Intelligence

INT595     Advanced Intelligence Operations

TCT525     Advanced Counterterrorism Analysis

Course availability is subject to minimum class size requirements.