Electromagnetic Fundamentals for Defense & Intelligence Analysis

Part of the spectrum warfare learning series, this course provides foundational principles of the electromagnetic spectrum in support of your defense or intelligence knowledge and know-how.

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About This Intelligence Community Course

This course delves into the foundational principles of the electromagnetic (EM) spectrum.

The course is the first in the FedLearn spectrum warfare learning series. It serves as the basis for the other course in the series: Low Observable Theory.

This course is for any analyst, operator, or decisionmaker who desires to learn more about spectrum warfare—including government and government contractor company employees.

What You Will Learn

  • Distinguish between the radio and optical portions of the EM spectrum
  • Describe the properties of an EM wave
  • Explain EM wave propagation

Who Should Take This Course

Anyone interested in learning more (or gaining a refresher) about the EM spectrum—particularly, defense or intelligence analysts working in either Federal government agencies or government contractor companies.



After completing this course, it is highly recommended to take the other courses in this series, Communications Basics (ICFA120) and Low Observable Theory for Defense & Intelligence Analysis (ICFA122), to continue to advance your knowledge.

Course Certificate

To achieve a course certificate of completion, you must score 80 percent or higher on graded lesson quizzes and a final exam.

Course Format

Self-paced, online training course

Course Pricing

Individual courses are $124.99 (per person)

Seat licenses to access the entire FedLearn Intelligence Community catalog are also available. Click here to learn more and purchase

If you are interested in learning about special team rates for Federal government and government contractor organizations, email [email protected].

Continuing Education Unit Credits

This course provides .8 CEUs.