• Online, Instructor-Led
Course Description

This foundational course teaches students to analyze, prioritize and fully understand requests for information (RFIs), and create a research plan that keeps their efforts on track. Students will learn to uncover stakeholder intent so their intelligence analysis can be actioned. They will gain the ability to fully interpret implicit and explicit RFIs by identifying relevant context from intelligence requirements, organizational threat profiles, and key stakeholder analysis.

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.