• Online, Self-Paced
Course Description

The course provides learners with questioning strategies to uncover stakeholder intent and generate actionable intelligence analysis. It shows learners how to identify and review relevant context such as intelligence requirements, organizational threat profiles and key stakeholder analysis to help them fully interpret implicit and explicit RFIs. The course walks learners through how to use a research management system to organize research and avoid information overload, and how to assess source relevance and trust to ensure that collections efforts are efficient and focused on the task at hand.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course, learners should be able to: • Use a structured, repeatable four-step scoping process • Generate context by referring to the organizational threat profile, key stakeholder analysis, and intelligence requirements (and how to proceed if these aren’t available) • Prepare for collections efforts by developing a research management system • Proactively assess different kinds of information and sources to avoid wasting time on irrelevant or unreliable sources

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.