The basic course introduces participants to the basics and principles of intelligence analysis. The introductory part of the course gives an overview of definitions and explanations regarding theoretical and practical concepts of data, intelligence and analysis. Cognitive constraints faced by analysts and methods for avoiding them are also explained. In addition to getting acquainted with the theoretical aspect of intelligence analysis techniques, participants perform practical tasks to better understand the presented subject matter.
To obtain the maximum benefits from this class, students should be able to understand the course curriculum presented in English, perform basic operations on a personal computer and be familiar with the Microsoft Windows environment.