Critical Thinking for Intelligence Analysis
This course is about critical thinking—what it is, the different kinds of reasoning, identifying assumptions and analyzing arguments. You will develop the ability to analyze complex problems by taking charge of your thinking and applying it to your work as an intelligence analyst.Enroll in ICAT101
About This Intelligence Course
Critical thinking skills are integral to the success of intelligence analysts in tackling hard challenges in support of the mission of their Intelligence Community customers.
The most successful intelligence analyst can identify assumptions, analyze arguments, draw relevant conclusions and ultimately applying these skills to their work.
This course demystifies, discusses and provides application techniques for critical thinking in an intelligence analysis context. We cover how to draw connections to your own work experience by analyzing and critiquing case studies.
This course aligns to the Defense Intelligence Agency Certified Defense All-Source Analyst certification Body of Knowledge Topic Area 4 – Creative and Critical Thinking.
What You Will Learn
- Define critical thinking and its importance to intelligence analysis
- Describe the difference between inductive, deductive and abductive reasoning
- Demonstrate the ability to identify underlying assumptions
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze an argument
Who Should Take This Course
Anyone interested in improving their critical thinking skills—particularly, an intelligence analyst working in either a Federal government agency or government contractor company.
To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.
Self-paced, online training course
Individual courses are $124.99 (per person)
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Continuing Education Unit Credits
This course provides 1 CEU.