Hey Gang –

Thank you for dropping by the course prep area.  There are a few things we need to cover before class starts.

  1. In nearly every after action review of these courses, students have stressed to me to stress to future students to read the required reading.  (I used to only call it recommended reading.) Please be very familiar with the concepts in the required reading BEFORE class starts.
  2. Maps are so important.  When we do our exercises, I highly recommend having maps of your area already printed out.  I generally recommend 24″x36″, but getting on GoogleEarth or GoogleMaps and printing out street map and imagery on your home printer will do wonders for you.  If you don’t have a map, then I will provide sample maps so you can follow along… but bring your own maps so you can do the work right the first time.
  3. Spend some time looking through the attached hand-outs below.  Being familiar with them will get your mind in “the great game” before class starts.


Required Reading – I recommend reading once for familiarization and again for retention.  (Download the PDF here.)

Threat Analysis intelligence_cycle IR copy


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