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On April 1st, 2015 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; however, we recommend registering a FEMA SID today: https://cdp.dhs.gov/femasid.

IS-720: An Introduction to NET Guard

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Course Overview

This course is designed to introduce the student to the National Emergency Technology (NET) Guard program, and to briefly explain how to create a NET Guard program in a local community.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain what NET Guard is and its benefit for a community.
  • Identify services NET Guard can provide and functions it does not provide.
  • Identify four key steps to creating a NET Guard program plan.
  • Explain four key steps to build, implement, and sustain a NET Guard program.

Primary Audience

NET Guard founders/administrators, potential NET Guard administrators, NET Guard volunteers, the general public





Course Length:

1 hour
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Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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