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Structured Analytic Techniques - Diagnostic Techniques II

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About This Course

During this course, the student will apply diagnostic techniques to identify indicators or signposts for change to support warning intelligence, identify the best choice from a variety of different options and rank them by allowing analysts to make comparisons between dissimilar items and according to preferred criteria to make deliberate decisions, conduct hypothesis testing to identify the most likely scenario or course of action, and identify cause-and-effect factors to include stable and unstable relationship loops.


FedLearn’s course on Structured Analytic Techniques - Basic Diagnostic Techniques is highly recommended. A strong academic background, understanding of the scientific method, some experience as an intelligence analyst, and an open mind will help the student perform well.

This course provides .8 CEUs. This course also aligns to the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA) Certified Defense All-Source Analyst (CDASA) certification Body of Knowledge Topic Area 5 - Structured Analytic Techniques.


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Robert D. Folker, Jr.

Robert Folker has over three decades of combat-tested experience as an intelligence officer. Specifically, he has tactical, operational, and strategic expertise in intelligence analysis, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR); air, space, cyber, and special operations; and information warfare. He is a graduate and former instructor at the USAF Weapons School, earned a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence (MSSI) from National Intelligence University (NIU), and is a published author on intelligence.

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