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Certificate in Intelligence Collection and Analysis

This certificate is designed to give the professional in the intelligence collection field or the student who is considering getting into the corporate, government, or law enforcement security field, a fundamental knowledge of the processes for intelligence collection and of the information used for intelligence analysis. This certificate provides the student with an opportunity to practice intelligence collection skills while navigating various collection resources, including Open Source resources. Students will learn to refine their collection and analysis skills and apply them to real-world events. And, most importantly, students will demonstrate their ability to refine information into an intelligence product.

Certificate learning outcomes:

Identify the sources of the information used for intelligence analysis and evaluate the credibility and reliability of a source of information.

Describe the factors that define business intelligence, competitive intelligence, criminal intelligence, military intelligence, and national intelligence.

Define and discuss the intelligence cycle and the intelligence analysis process.

Demonstrate the ability to refine information into an intelligence product.

Define Open Source Intelligence as it relates to the Intelligence Cycle and National Intelligence Requirements.

Demonstrate Open Source Intelligence methods via field exercises.

Demonstrate fluency in navigating Open Source Intelligence resources.

Assess which intelligence capabilities should be used in order to support specific mission sets in support to business, law enforcement, and military requirements.

Evaluate where and how strategic security will evolve.

Relate real-world collection requirements and events that professionals could be involved in collecting against, while at the same time understanding the legal constraints.

Develop reports and presentations that demonstrate an ability to differentiate between the intelligence disciplines and their capabilities.

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Henley Putnam commitment to service begins with your first call with an Advisor and continues through graduation. Our classes are small so you are never just a number. We get to know you, your goals and your needs. You will be supported by a team of who will help you track your degree progression, advise you on course selection, and inform you of relevant services such as tutoring and mentoring. Your faculty members will be available to you as will the deans and administrators.

To request an application or get information about any of our programs, fill out the form below. An Advisor will be in touch with to answer your questions. Or contact us directly at 855-246-7440. or HenleyPutnam@national.edu