It is highly recommended that you use a variety of resources to prepare for certification exams.
It is first recommended that you are familiar with:
- the job role description and the parameters this certification is based on.
- the test objectives/skills measured on the test. Use this as your checklist to determine your strengths, and identify those areas where you may need to focus more attention in your studies and preparation.
Next, use the recommended training resources on this page to further your knowledge. The recommended course is: 9T211. The course along with the other educational sources are recommended, but not required before taking a certification test. Determine for yourself how much preparation you require.
It is important to note that actual hands-on experience is a critical component in preparing for the exam. Direct application of the skills learned cannot be substituted by any resources listed here. You must spend time using the product and applying the skills learned. The exam is designed to measure hands-on experience, or how well you know how to perform job-related tasks.
This handout is distributed to students who attend the 9T211 course; it is not available online.
If you subscribe to the COPLINK Tips and Tricks email blast, you are encouraged to review the articles, specifically:
- Using the Timeline Feature in COPLINK Visualizer (Jun 13, 2011)
- Using Find Path (Oct 17, 2011)
- Detect Query Options (Jan 3, 2012)
i2 COPLINK Detect
Course duration: 2.0 days
Course number: 9T211
Abstract: This course is for those whose job includes responsibility for criminal investigation including field officers, detectives/investigators, analysis and supervisors.
You work with both a fully functioning COPLINK anonymoized data base to practice the skills required for using the Detect program and your client agency's live data to; search existing data bases, develop tactical lead generation for fighting crime, detect relationships among people, places and things and share information with other agencies.