The undergraduate NanoCert® in Open-Source Intelligence is a three-course program involving the study of intelligence analysis, denial and deception, and open source collaboration.
After successfully completing this NanoCert, the student will be able to:
- Apply academic and intelligence research processes.
- Examine content analysis, comparative analysis procedures and rational choice theory.
- Comprehend basic theories that explain how and why denial and deception can be used to shape perception.
- Describe the principles that determine the success of denial and deception efforts.
- Diagnose the importance of applying objective, impartial and consistent approaches and methodologies to the handling of OSINT theory and practice.
- Compare and contrast multiple facets of different search engines while formulating tailored semantic search terms and Boolean logic.
- Construct OSINT intelligence products with an awareness of potential ambiguities perceived by policymakers.