IA101 Foundations of Intelligence Analysis Training  (4 Days)

Live Online Training
Mon 09/21/2020 - Thu 09/24/2020
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

This training is intended for LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued email.

Course description
This course addresses the critical need for well-trained intelligence analysts to interpret growing amounts of information. Topics include the intelligence cycle, analytical thinking skills, the importance of strategic analysis, communication and social media analysis, recommendation development, and legal and ethical issues. Students work hands-on with specialized software to synthesize information and develop various products of intelligence. The course was developed by a consortium that included NW3C, Law Enforcement Intelligence Units (LEIU), the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysis (IALEIA), and the Regional Information Sharing System (RISS).

Analysis basics. History and purpose of intelligence analysis. Legal issues and ethics. Sources of information. The intelligence cycle.

Types of analysis. Crime patterns. Associations. Flow. Communications. Financial analysis.

Creative and critical thinking. Brainstorming. Mind mapping. Steps to critical thinking.

Deterring crime. Strategic analysis as a tool for law enforcement personnel.

Hands-on experience. Work as part of a team to analyze information pertaining to several hypothetical cases.

IALEIA certification
Students wanting to use this FIAT training to meet the 40 hour training requirement in order to qualify to test for the IALEIA certification must also complete the three additional online components listed below.

Blended Learning Components

IA 098 (IIT-WB)

Introduction to Intelligence  (online course)

IA 099 (BASR-WB)

Basic Analyst Skills and Requirements  (online course)

IA 100 (PGIA-WB)

Policies and Guidance for Intelligence Analysts (online exercise) 4 hours

All classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold is not met.

  Lab Requirements

Live Online Training Computer Hardware Mandatory Requirements

Live online classes are a convenient way to take our traditional in-person, instructor-led training from your own computer. When attending these courses, you will receive the same presentations and hands-on practical exercises that you would in our in-person classes. As such, having proper computer hardware to complete the course is a must.

If your computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.

Mandatory Operating System Requirements
• Your computer must be running Microsoft Windows 10 or macOS v10.12 or later.
• Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.

Mandatory Hardware Requirements
• A hard-wired, high-speed Internet connection is highly recommended. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient; however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also provide better connection speeds and stability overall. • Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live-training class and a microphone is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your microphone.

Please have the following software installed prior to class:
• Download and install the Google Chrome web browser, if you do not already have it installed. It is the recommended web browser to launch our virtual lab environment.
• Download and install the Webex Chrome Extension, which is required to launch our live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand with the Webex Meetings application.

If you have any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please contact liveonline@nw3c.org.

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