The test questions on the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency's IS-700.A: National Incident Management System course are related to basic information on NIMS, including what it is and how it works. Although FEMA states that the actual test questions are scrambled to protect the integrity of the test, upon completing the course, a person should be able to describe the intent of NIMS, as well as its key concepts and underlying principles.
The student should also be able to describe the purpose of the various components of NIMS, such as Communications and Information Management, Command and Management, Resource Management and Preparedness. Another requirement is that the student is able to describe the purpose of the National Integration Center.
FEMA's IS-700.A course is meant to be an introduction to NIMS and is not a replacement for position specific training or training in the Incident Command System. The course, which is designed for any individual with emergency management responsibilities, is part of FEMA's overall NIMS Training Program. The program's Core Curriculum includes a variety of different classes focused on NIMS and the Incident Command System, as well as numerous other All-Hazards Position Specific courses for safety officers, incident commanders, public information officers, operations sections chiefs and a variety of other positions.