…Well You’d Better Start By Learning The Basics!
See, I have people ask me ALL THE TIME;
- How do I become an Intelligence Analyst?
- What’s the difference between information and Intelligence?
- What skills, knowledge and techniques should people learn if they’re interested in a career in the intelligence community?
To these people, I only ever have one answer…
Yep, one answer to ALL these questions.
You ready –
Answer: You Need To Learn the Intelligence Cycle.
The intelligence cycle is the essential tradecraft Intelligence Analysts need to learn (and master), to be effective in turning everyday information into relevant and actionable intelligence.
I remember my first lesson on Intelligence. Taught by an instructor at the Military Intelligence Training Academy it was titled ‘Introduction to Intelligence’ and it featured an overview of the steps of the intelligence cycle;
I didn’t realise at the time, but these five steps encapsulate every element of Intelligence Operations and provided the ability to turn information into intelligence.
Essential Tradecraft For Intelligence Analysts is a Complete Introduction to the Intelligence Cycle
This 100-page ebook will take anyone (you, your team, even police officers) through the basics of understanding intelligence, and show you the exact techniques to become better analysts.
We hold nothing back as we teach you about the intelligence cycle, intelligence disciplines, how to analyse information and even show you how to structure your assessments and Intelligence Briefs.
We use tried and tested tactics for learning about intelligence and explain how to apply it to modern environments.
What You Get:
Learn to think like an Intelligence Analyst
Intelligence analysts see the world differently. Each piece of information can be like a different piece of the puzzle. When you’re busy trying to analyse a situation, you need to have the correct mindset and be asking the right questions.
Learn the Intelligence Cycle & How It’s Used to Turn Information into Intelligence
We provide a step-by-step summary of the Intelligence Cycle, showing you how Intelligence is created from the information requirements, through the collection and analysis phase right to the way it’s delivered.
Learn how the intelligence community works
Did you know there are 17 agencies that make up the U.S. Intelligence Community? That doesn’t even include NATO, Interpol or the Five-Eye Alliance… Learning how the Intelligence Community works, and the shared capability and resources you’re likely to be exposed to is paramount for Intelligence Analysts.
Understand Various Intelligence Disciplines
There’s more to Intelligence than recruiting human sources (HUMINT). SIGINT, Imagery Intelligence and more recently Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) each provide unique information collection opportunities which contribute to defeating an enemy’s plan.
What to do with all the information you’ve collected? Well, you’ll learn various techniques to analyse information and draw inferences and meaning to get to the bottom of every situation. Link Analysis, SWOT, OCOKA, PESTELLO, & Timeline analysis – there’s over 10 techniques for you to learn and use.
Developing Intelligence Assessments.
Learn the art of predicting the future – or, at least, giving your best guess.
How to Present & Deliver Intelligence Assessments
Learn how to convey your assessment in a way that is short, sharp and clear while still compelling your audience to act. Master the secrets of Intelligence briefing and my tips to deliver a killer brief.
Learn how to DO Intelligence Analysis from a Top Intelligence Professional
You could sit down and read this, this and this to learn about intelligence. If you really wanted to –
And, while there’s plenty of information available online you’re likely to get lost in the sea of acronyms and read yourself to sleep before you even got to page 10.
Because lets’ face it – Intelligence books are typically boring!
They talk about whether intelligence is more of an ‘art or a science’, or they go on at length about a ‘correct definition of intelligence’…Who actually cares?
Seriously, nobody actually seems to just write ‘how to DO intelligence’ without trying to sound like a college professor or academic.
I’ve taken the last ten years’ worth of readings, books and personal lessons and compiled it into this 100-page ebook to give you an easy to understand introduction to learning about intelligence analysis.
By the end of the book, you will understand each step of the intelligence cycle and will be able to personally apply the knowledge, skills and techniques yourself.
You’ll also be able to use the templates I’ve put together to help you compile your own collection plans, assessments and briefs (Imagine the time you’ll save seeing how it’s done from someone actually gets paid to DO intelligence).
Without this Ebook: You’ll need to get a job working in an intelligence agency or take the time and effort to learn Intelligence all by yourself. Which means, attempting to sift through random YouTube videos, read dry academic research and follow random AMA threads on Reddit.
Buy this Ebook and you will have a top professional Intelligence Analyst who distils the information you need, so you can learn the essential skills and tradecraft in the least amount of time.
“Its taken me ten years working as an intelligence analyst, hundreds of briefs and thousands of powerpoint slides to figure out how to properly deliver intelligence that matters.
For less than $10.00 Essential Tradecraft for Intelligence Analysts will impart all this knowledge to you in a matter of HOURS rather than years. You even get the analytical tools, techniques and templates I use on a daily basis.” This is what my Intelligence Profile Template looks like.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How long will it take to read the book?
A: I guess this depends on how fast do you read. But there’s 100 pages in the Ebook, which includes diagrams, images and pictures also – so maybe a few hours.
Q: Can I share the book with others?
A: Sure. like with people you work with…not like ‘the internet’, but I’m happy for you to use the book and help develop the skills of other analysts – that’s what it was written for.
Q: How can I pay for the book?
A: Well at the moment, when you click on the link you’re transferred to the Paypal login site. I use Paypal because it’s safe. Once you log in, then you pay using your linked account or credit card.
Q: How is the Ebook delivered?
A: Once you’ve paid through Paypal, you’re sent a link from Ejunkie the online delivery site – they invite you to click the link and the ebook is then downloaded. Simple.
Q: Am I allowed to print the book out?
A: Yes. Ofcourse
Q: Am I able to email you if I don’t understand something?
A: Sure, I’m happy to clarify any points.
Q: What qualifications have you got?
A: I’m a skilled and qualified intelligence professional, currently employed as an intelligence analyst (it’s how I pay my bills). I was trained in the Army as a Military Intelligence Analyst and I’ve deployed on multiple missions overseas (Middle-East mostly). I’ve also given lectures at prominent universities and run the Intellignece101 blog. Hope that helps.
Q: Do I have to buy a bunch more products after this one?
Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Again, send me an email – Ben@intelligence101.com
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Hi I’m Ben Stark
I’m an intelligence analyst and I run the Intelligence101 Blog. Over the course of the past decade, I’ve developed my skills in the world of intelligence from a junior analyst to different disciplines and worked in both the public and private realm.
Over the past few years I’ve dedicated my time to building Intelligence101 into a resource where analysts and people interested in learning about Intelligence can come and gain insight and skills without the need to be employed in the intelligence community.
See I personally believe the need for qualified and capable Intelligence analysts is growing. With more and more information available every day, it makes sense that we need people trained to filter out the noise and provide quality, actionable intelligence.
This is what drives my mission. Educating and training people to be effective Intelligence Analysts. I’m here to help – so let’s get started!