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N2-03

Intelligence Analyst Course - Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis (CT&SA)

Conducted by INTEL

Aim

The aim of this course is to develop students who are able to apply critical thinking and Structural analysis as a NATO Intelligence analyst, in order to provide more accurate, collaborative intelligence that can be validated by other analysts.

Details

Duration: 1 Week
Course Structure: Resident (1)
Language: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Classification: NATO Secret
Area: INT - Intelligence
Section: AS - All Source Intelligence
Depth of Knowledge: 3 - Apply
ePrime No.: ACT.306
ETOC Code: INT-AS-3523

Admin note

Applications through POC - strict selection criteria

Course Iterations

Code Course Dates Open Seats
N2-03-A-17 16 - 20 Oct 17
N2-03-B-17 23 - 27 Oct 17 11
N2-03-C-17 30 Oct 17 - 03 Nov 17 17
N2-03-A-18 22 - 26 Oct 18 0
N2-03-B-18 29 Oct 18 - 02 Nov 18 0
N2-03-C-18 05 - 09 Nov 18 0

If no seats are available, you may have your agency POC send a seat waiting list request. Please refer to the POC Finder to obtain the contact information of your agency POC.

Learning Objectives

IMPLEMENT CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS: Given references the students will be able to implement critical thinking skills to analyse topic-associated data, information, and evidence, utilizing multiple analytical techniques IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

APPLY STRUCTURED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES: Given references the students will be able to Identify and apply structured analytical techniques utilizing various methodologies IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

PROFICIENT USE OF CRITICAL THINKING AND STRUCTURED ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES: Given references the students will be able to demonstrate proficiency using critical thinking and structured analytical techniques in practical exercises IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

ASSESS INDIVIDUAL THINKING SKILLS: Given references the students will be able to dispel the mystery surrounding “improving your thinking” IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

MITIGATE BIASES: Given references the students will be able to identify and mitigate the influence of biases IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

IDENTIFY THE BENEFITS OF COLLABORATIVE ANALYSIS: Given references the students will be able to identify the benefits of collaborative analysis in this process IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

DEVELOP CONFIDENCE IN ANALYSIS AND CONCLUSIONS: Given references the students will be able to increase confidence in their analysis and conclusions IAW the DIA’s CT&SA participant handbook.

EXPLAIN INTELLIGENCE ANALYSIS IN NATO: Given references the students will be able to explain the NATO doctrinal and organizational framework as well as current practise of intelligence analysis IAW NATO intelligence documents.

Course Participants

Language Proficiency: English 3333 IAW STANAG 6001
Rank Requirements: NCO: OR-5 thru OR-9
Officer: OF-1 thru OF-5

e-Learning

This course contains pre-learning sessions available as ADL Modules through the ACT LMS.

ADL Modules

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