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Beginning April 1st, 2015 at 8:00 AM EDT http://training.fema.gov will be down for maintenance. Access to exams will not be possible during this maintenance period. Service is expected to resume by 8:30AM EDT. Please use the comment form on this web site to report any issues after the maintenance window has completed.
Also on April 1st, 2015 at 8:30am (EDT) the Emergency Management Institute (EMI) will begin to use the FEMA Student Identification (SID) number when submitting your Independent Study (IS) final exam. You must continue to use your SSN or Alternate ID number until April 1st at 8:30am (EDT); however, we recommend registering a FEMA SID today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.
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This course serves as an introduction to, and overview of, homeland security planning. This course is meant to act as an awareness tool for employees who may or may not have a direct homeland security planning job function. For those who do have job functions that require additional training in planning, this course is meant to be a “gateway” to the three-day Introduction to Homeland Security/Homeland Defense course or the five-day National Planner’s course.
The primary goal of this course is to familiarize DHS employees with basic planning knowledge, as well as to encourage them to learn more about the planning process and to build basic analytical and planning skills.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
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