• Online, Instructor-Led
  • Classroom
Course Description

Timely and accurate decision making are the traits of every great manager and analyst. However, cognitive biases, perceptual biases, contradictory data, large volumes of data, and incomplete information can result in poor business and operational decisions that can cost money, time, reputation, and in some cases, even lives. The Critical Thinking and Structured Analysis (CTSA) course is designed to help students improve their ability to analyze information and make difficult business and operational decisions.  The course is perfect for all occupations, managers, and analysts who want to sharpen their decision-making skills.

Learning Objectives

To provide business managers, program managers, cybersecurity managers, analysts, and decision-makers at all levels with analytical processes and critical thinking skills needed to make accurate and time sensitive decisions.

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the NICE Framework Task, Knowledge, and Skill statements identified within the indicated NICE Framework component(s):

Specialty Areas

  • Risk Management
  • Systems Requirements Planning
  • Cyber Defense Analysis
  • Incident Response
  • Vulnerability Assessment and Management