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IS-139.A: Exercise Design and Development

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Course Overview

Through the use of this course, exercise program managers can learn to develop, execute, and evaluate exercises that address the priorities established by an organization’s leaders. These priorities are based on the National Preparedness Goal, strategy documents, threat and hazard identification/risk assessment processes, capability assessments, and the results from previous exercises and real-world events. These priorities guide the overall direction of a progressive exercise program, where individual exercises are anchored to a common set of priorities or objectives and build toward an increasing level of complexity over time

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the basic components of an exercise program
  • Identify the types of exercises as defined by HSEEP
  • Develop exercise objectives using SMART guidelines
  • Define the components of MSEL development
  • Describe the audience and purpose of the key exercise design and development documents

Primary Audience

Emergency management and homeland security professionals who require knowledge in exercise design.





Course Length:

2 hours
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