An 8 module course that takes beginners and trains them to be safe and proficient OSINT practitioners.
An OSINT Training for Beginners
This is a practical course for people who will be active OSINT practitioners.
A Live Online Training (LOT) course.
Each module of the open source intelligence course includes two items of training material.
1. A Help Notes & Links file in PDF. One for each module.
The pages correlate to the slides in the LOT with step-by-step process descriptions and links to all of the online resources covered in the module.
Trainees do not spend any time taking notes. All the notes they will ever need a provided. Trainees can focus on the LOT.
2. After each module, a video recording of the LOT can be requested. Never miss a thing with an Axeten Live Online Training.
The OSINT Training teaches the investigative skills and techniques to process advanced searches with Google and other search engines, how to locate and process social media platforms, databases, websites, images, e-mails, messaging applications, blogs, forums, archives, marketplaces and a wide selection of community platforms, so that by the end of the course, the trainee shall have acquired the capability to be a proficient OSINT practitioner.
The practitioner will have acquired the capability to safely deploy an investigation, in compliance with the legislation and will know how to locate and gather open source intelligence and material from multiple sources and to connect people and organisations through their online activity, even where an entity might have no intended on-line presence.
Module 1 : Legislation & Operational Security
Introduces the legislation and explains how it relates to OSINT and how policies, procedures & guidelines can be used to protect the process and the practitioner. The module explains operational security which includes non-attributable internet connections and ethical Synthetic Identities (SIs) with demonstrations, live and on-line of their implementation and deployment.
Module 2 : Search Engines & Advanced Searches
A selection of Search Engines and different types of Search Engine are explained and demonstrated, live on-line, with the various search queries and techniques that can be deployed to optimise the results.
Module 3 : Digital Files & Images
Explains the different types of digital files, including still and moving images; then demonstrates, live and on-line, the techniques to locate and extract data and other intelligence from the material with trainee exercises to practice the techniques.
Module 4 : Communication, Emails, Phone Numbers & Messaging Apps
Explaining with live demonstrations the techniques required to process various communication resources and their attributes, that include e-mail & telephony and messaging apps with the deployment of emulators for safe processing.
Module 5 : Social Media Part 1 - Linkedin, Instagram, Xcom & Threads
Demonstrating with trainee exercises, the OSINT capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the content they publish on Instagram, Xcom, Linkedin, Threads and other social media platforms.
Module 6 : Social Media Part 2 - Facebook, TikTok, Snapchat, YouTube
Demonstrating with exercises, the OSINT capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource & processing users and the still and moving image (video) content they publish on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and other image sharing platforms.
Module 7 : Blogs, Forums & Online Marketplaces
Demonstrating live and online, the processing of blogs, forums & similar platforms, with a focus on the deployment of OSINT techniques to identify people using these resources, followed by trainee exercises. Then moving on to the processing of internet marketplaces, the identification of users on these platforms and the published activity of those users with live on-line demonstrations of the resources and techniques available to the OSINT practitioner.
Module 8 : Online Databases
Demonstrates live and in real-time, the processing of online databases to locate information about people, the assets they own and the attributes they might possess, with exercises for the trainees to practice the demonstrated techniques.
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A new course starts approximately every 6 months.
The Online OSINT Training has 8 modules delivered in a term of 8 weeks with 8 Live Online Training events.
Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Tuesdays.
Start Notice: By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours and 1 hour before the upcoming Live Online Training commences.
Each Live Online Training is delivered in the morning, within the UTC 0 time zone.
Axeten has the capacity to deliver in other time zones.
The typical duration of a LOT is 240 minutes. 30 Minutes is for the Module Test.
Each Live Online Training will commence with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions about the course and any previous module.
After that, the trainer will cover the salient points of the current module in some detail.
Processing modules are packed with real-time live demonstrations.
Trainees can interact with the trainer. Where the trainer sets a task, the trainee can share their screen to display their processing of the task.
At the end of the course, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate who subscribes to the monthly OSINT newsletter.
With BraveTalk, we provide one URL to connect and the same URL works for all modules on the course.
It is not necessary to download and install the Brave browser. You can connect with any browser, though Brave is a Chromium Browser and so BraveTalk does work better on another Chromium browser.
Learn all about browsers in module 3.
Zoom is not not privacy conscious. Even though Axeten has a premium account, Zoom will try to collect data about people connecting to the LOT.
So why do we use it? Because its popular and people rely on it.
Each LOT can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's home or even from a mobile device.
However, to fully participate and to process any tasks set by the trainer, during the Live Online Training, it's always more productive to use a desktop computer with two displays.
With one display, you can observe the training and on the other display, you can process any tasks set by the trainer.
All assessment is online with multiple choice questions.
At the end of each module, the trainee can take a Module Test.
Where all Module Tests are passed with a score of 70% or more
there is no need to take the Final Exam.
If a pass mark to not achieved on any Module Test, the trainee can take the Final Exam.
At the beginning or during the course, the trainee can decide to use the Module Tests only for practice
with the intention of taking the Final Exam at the end of the course.
Module Tests have only 3 or 5 questions and 30 minutes are permitted to complete the test.
The Final Exam has about 10 questions and the time allowed is 60 minutes.
Where the course is passed, a Certificate of Achievement is awarded with CPD credits.
The trainee can elect to have the average Module Test score or the Final Exam score display on the certificate.
Where the course is failed, but the trainee has attended all of the Live Online Training events, a Certificate of Attendance is awarded.
Each Live Online Training is recorded.
Delegates that are not able to attend a Live Online Training can request access to the recording.
There is no additional fee for the recording service.
TRAINING MATERIAL MAINTENANCE
Twice a year, Axeten conducts a complete review of all of the training material.
Any significant update located during any review is applied to the training material.
All review and update activity is recorded and signed off by a director.
LIFE LONG LEARNING
The best and most cost effective way for you to stay up-to-date is to subscribe to the Life Long Learning programme.
ONLINE REFRESHER COURSE - 6 MODULES
If you don't subscribe to the LLL programme and you are an occasional OSINT user,
consider taking the OSINT Refresher course. Do this every other year to preserve your capability.
The OSINT Refresher Course is available online or in a classroom environment.
OSINT UPDATES COURSE - 4 MODULES
The monthly Axeten OSINT Newsletter provides info about new tools, techniques and resources.
The best of these are built into the next OSINT Updates course.
Subscribe to the OSINT Newsletter.
NEW COURSE INFO
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There are two types of deferral.
1. An organisation may purchase multiple seats in one purchase order, but defer the use of those seats until a later course.
2. A practitioner that starts a course, may for any reason, suspend their participation in the course and defer to a later course.
On the later course, the practitioner can pick-up from where they left off, or start the whole course again.
Scope: An Online OSINT Training Course covering the salient matters relating to OSINT.
Audience: All OSINT practitioners.
Jurisdiction: No limitations
Format: One Live Online Training each week with Help Notes.
Duration: 8 weeks.
Technical Requirements: No specialist equipment is required, just a standard desktop or laptop computer with a good Internet connection and a Firefox Browser. A webcam and a microphone are optional.
Data Protection: Each organisation and all its trainees, that take the training are responsible for protecting the data that might be processed during the training. Do not leak data to corporate interests. To do this, avoid the use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.
Copyright: Each recipient of the training is obliged to protect any digital asset provided by Axeten. There is no right to distribute the material to anyone else. This includes people inside your organisation.
Security: Each recipient of the training, and any purchasing organisation, is obliged to ensure that all computers and devices used during the course, are not compromised, so the material is not distributed unintentionally.
Accreditation: All courses are accredited by The CPD Group.
Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.
Wednesday 21 Febuary 2024
Wednesday 24 April 2024
8 modules over 8 weeks
with 2 week Easter Break
Wednesday 11 September 2024
Wednesday 30 October 2024
8 modules over 8 weeks