Intelligence Analysis is a learned skill.
…All it takes a keen eye, an inquisitive nature and the ability to ask the right questions.
This comes with time and training.
But Where Can You Learn The Skills You Need To Become An Intelligence Analyst?
I often get asked;
- What courses are available for Intelligence Analysts?
- How can I learn the skills needed to become an Intelligence Analyst? and
- Is there any online training suitable for Intelligence Officers?
So this week, I’m sharing the BEST Intelligence Training Course Available Online.
This interactive course provides you with a great introduction to Intelligence theory, analytical techniques, and critical thinking!
All the important foundations for good Intelligence Analysts.
What if you had the skills to turn everyday information into quality intelligence?
Discover exactly how Intelligence Analysts collect secrets, collate data and process information to develop timely and accurate Intelligence advice.
Avoid information overload and gain the skills to ‘filter the noise’, by directing your intelligence collection and being able to draw the ever-important ‘so what‘ from your information.
Great News for Anyone Wanting a Career in Intelligence
With more and more information and data available each day – the demand for qualified and skilled Intelligence Analysts has never been higher.
Today, we need people who can cut through the noise. People who are able to understand issues and problem-solve to make accurate assessments.
Learn how information and fits and build the bigger piece of the puzzle.
Who is the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Course Designed For?
It’s a complete introductory course for anyone interested in pursuing a career in intelligence or learning about the intelligence cycle.
This course is perfect for people interested in learning more about how Intelligence is created.
It teaches the basic principals of critical thinking, applying analytical techniques, and making accurate assessments.
Our course is designed to take you by the hand and walk you, step-by-step through the Intelligence Cycle – Just look at this cool graphic I made to illustrate my point!
Who’s this Ben Stark chap? (i.e. the course creator).
Ben is a 10-year veteran of Intelligence with a proven track record of tactical, operational and strategic expertise in Intelligence Analysis.
He’s a graduate of the Australian Army School of Military Intelligence and holds academic qualifications in Criminology, Policing and Criminal Intelligence.
Ben has deployed on multiple overseas missions to the Middle-East providing Intelligence support to conventional troops and elite special forces units. His experience includes Counter-Insurgency, Time-Sensitive-Targeting operations and Counter-Terrorism operations.
Today Ben is a Criminal Intelligence Analyst and contributes to the development of Intelligence Analysis with the Intelligence101 blog and his book, Essential Tradecraft For Intelligence Analysts.
** Ben will also routinely talk about himself in the third person to build credibility and authenticity with his audience. 😛
What is Teachable? (the site the course is hosted on)
Teachable is an online learning platform similar to ‘blackboard’ used by colleges and universities to host online learning.
The Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Courses is presented in a sleek and modern format with text, video and comments.
The course itself consists of 10 action-packed modules. Everything you need to take you from intelligence zero to analyst hero.
Lessons have dedicated activities to put skills into use and interact with other students while consolidating lessons learnt.
Foundation of Intelligence Analysis is Unique For 3 Reasons:
1. You’ll learn how to process information in a way that helps you think outside the box and develop your problem-solving skills.
2. Understand how Intelligence Agencies collect classified information (through HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, OSINT, etc) and turn it into advice for both decision-makers and door kickers alike.
3. Put on your analytical thinking cap by working through a real scenario and applying your Intelligence skills and new Analytical techniques.
By the time you finish the Intelligence Course you will:
- Have a comprehensive knowledge of the Intelligence Cycle and the Foundations of Intelligence Analysis.
- Be able to undertake Intelligence Inquiry by developing collection plans and writing Intelligence Briefs.
- Understand Intelligence Collection methods including HUMINT, SIGINT, IMINT, GEOINT, and OSINT.
- Compile Strategic Analysis and deliver Oral Briefings.
- Apply your Intelligence training to different roles and environments including Law Enforcement, Military, Counter-terrorism, & Open-Source Intelligence Investigations (including missing persons).
- Develop your critical thinking and learnt to use various analytical methods.
- Understand the impact of Intelligence in multi-disciplinary roles.
Without the course…
You could enrol in a four-year college degree costing thousands of dollars and read those dry-dusty academic textbooks.
You could browse to one of the thousands of government websites and try to extract the lessons from old operations and make sense of the various military pams.
You could subscribe to the Intelligence subreddit and join the online banter without really learning any skills.
Instead, Learn From Someone Who’s Been There & Done It
With a decade of experience and well-over 2000 quality Intelligence assessments I’ve learnt how to make the complex simple. It comes with the territory.
In this course, I distil my experience into ten online modules taking you through the foundations of Intelligence Tradecraft.
Try the Foundation Course for Intelligence Analysis for a full 30-Days, 100% Risk-Free.
Try the entire course. If you don’t LOVE it, I will personally refund 100% of your money back. I’ll even wear the credit-card processing fees.
Let me tell you exactly why I offer this unbeatable guarantee. When I first started learning about Intelligence, I felt overwhelmed.
I read all the books and reams of academic “Intelligence theory” which typically lacked any practical advice or real-life experiences.
How Do You Know If The Course Is Right For You?
Do you like secrets?
Do you like solving problems?
Do you like knowing more than others?
Do you want to feel morally superior to those operational folk who sit around and just talk shit all day?
Then I’d say Intelligence is probably for you! Get started with us today – Risk-free.
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In Summary –
Thanks for taking the time to invest in yourself, and for enjoying the Intelligence101 blog.
I’ve loved putting together the course, and the feedback already (after only a short period) has been incredible.
Should you wish to learn more about Intelligence Analysis I really would encourage you to take the course, there’s heaps of great content (plus video and activities also).
If you’ve got any questions, or need any further information – please do not hesitate to email me directly.
I read / respond to every email, and love fielding readers questions.
P.s. If you’ve reached the end of the page and you’re not convinced I can teach you the Art and Science of Intelligence Analysis, it’s all good. There’s plenty of great articles on the blog –
But if you do think you’ve got what it takes, and you’re keen to take control of your future and your career – then get started with us today!