About This Online Course Series
Today’s learners—particularly who are members of younger generations—desire the ability to gain knowledge and skills in support of their professional development very quickly—without enormous investments in time, effort and funds. Online micro-learning opportunities satisfy this need by offering small, “bite-sized” amounts of information on a given topic that can be readily accessed anytime and anywhere.
Micro-courses are one of the newest, and most exciting, FedLearn online learning opportunities for our customers and learners. The intelligence community micro-learning series is dedicated to rapidly delivering bits of critical defense (U.S. Department of Defense) and intelligence (Intelligence Community) information.
Our current micro-course offerings are:
- IC102 – The Intelligence Cycle: Developed by FedLearn content partner, Dr. Brian Urlacher, department chair, political science and public administration, University of North Dakota
- ICAT124 – Using Analysis of Competing Hypotheses in Intelligence Analysis: Developed by Urlacher
- ICAT 125 – Using Utility Analysis in Intelligence Analysis: Developed by Urlacher
- ICAT126 – Forecasting in Intelligence Analysis: Developed by Urlacher
- ICCM109 – What Is Human Geography?: Developed with publicly available information from the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
- ICCM110 – What Is Geospatial-Intelligence?: Developed with publicly available information from NGA
- ICJI111 – Intelligence Preparation for the Battlefield: Developed with publicly available information from the U.S. Army
- IICJI112 – PB Step 1: Define the Operational Environment: Developed with publicly available information from the Army
- ICJI113 – IPB Step 2: Describe the Environmental Effects on Operations: Developed with publicly available information from the Army
- ICJI114 – IPB Step 3: Evaluate the Threat: Developed with publicly available information from the Army
- ICJI115 – IPB Step 4: Determine Threat Courses of Actions: Developed with publicly available information from the Army
- ICJI116 – Reverse IPB: Developed with publicly available information from the Army
- ICCM112 – Introducing Open Source Intelligence: Developed by Urlacher
- ICCM113 – Open Source Intelligence Methodology: Developed by Urlacher
New micro-courses will be added on a regular basis.
FedLearn micro-courses can include a variety of entertaining and interactive elements, including, but not limited to:
- Short, instructional videos
- Practical exercises to apply your new knowledge and skills to real-world or fictional events of national or international security
- Socialized learning like discussion forums and other opportunities for you to share your expertise, thoughts and input with fellow learners. Let’s learn from each other!
- Short, graded quizzes to test your new knowledge and skills
After successfully completing all micro-course requirements, you can download a certificate of completion to share with your supervisor and peers.
Best of all, most of our micro-courses are accessible to registered learners at no cost!
Who Should Take These Courses
Micro-courses in the FedLearn Intelligence Community series are perfect for anyone interested in learning about a number of essential defense and intelligence topics—from novices to more seasoned individuals—in support of their professional development goals or career trajectories.
Certificates of completion are available after successfully fulfilling all micro-course requirements (following the FedLearn honor code).
Self-paced, online training course
All micro-courses in the Intelligence Community series (with the exception of those developed by Dr. Urlacher) are available at no cost to registered learners.
Dr. Urlacher’s micro-courses are $19.95 (per person).
This micro-course series is automatically included when purchasing seat licenses for our Intelligence Community online course catalog. Click here to learn more and purchase
If you are interested in learning about special seat license enterprise rates for Federal government and contractor organizations, email [email protected]
Continuing Education Unit Credits
No CEUs are available for FedLearn micro-courses due to their short length.