Deep & Dark OSINT Investigations - a Classroom Training over 2 days

This course is no longer available as a classroom training. It is available as a Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT).

The Deep & Dark Open Source Intelligence Classroom Training for Corporate Researchers & Private Investigators in 2 Days.

The course starts with processing a selection of databases that make up a significant component of the accessible Deep Web, with an emphasis on people, assets and companies. 
Followed by processing the News media with care taken to locate reliable intelligence, then onto Blogs, Forums and similar platforms.

After that, we take a detailed look at Marketplaces on the clear web, before preparing for the Dark Web with Cryptocurrencies and ending with marketplaces on the Dark Web and many other resources on the TOR network.

A Blended Classroom OSINT Training (BCOT) for private groups of online investigators in any country.

The Deep & Dark course is available as a Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT).

Course Code Class: BCOT-R-D

CPD Credits: 15 Hours


To expand the knowledge base and skill-sets of the OSINT practitioner with explanations and live real-time online processing demonstrations of databases, blogs, forums, the News Media, Blogs & Forums, Marketplaces, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and the Dark Web.


The OSINT practitioner will have the capability to deploy techniques to process resources and technologies that include databases, blogs, forums, the News Media, Blogs & Forums, online Marletplaces, the Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies and the Dark Web.




Module 13 - Day 1 - Morning


Introduces the Deep Web online databases that can be lawfully accessed by the practitioner with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the processing techniques.


Processing News media resources worldwide that can be lawfully accessed with fact checking.

Module 14 - Day 1 Afternoon & Day 2 Morning


Introduces blogs, forums & similar platforms, then explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, how to deploy OSINT techniques to identify people while processing these resources.


Introducing a wide selection internet marketplaces and the activity of users, with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the resources and techniques to identify people and their activities.

Module 15 - Day 2 - Afternoon


Introduces the Blockchain & Crypto-currencies and explains, with live on-line demonstrations, the investigative capabilities of these online resources.


Introducing the Dark Web with explanations and a live on-line and demonstration of how to access the TOR network to locate intelligence & material.

A BCOT is for closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.

The private training, is a blend of portable document files (PDF) containing OSINT training material delivered to each trainee by e-mail at least one week before the course commences.

For each module, the trainee should allow for 1 to 2 hours of study time, to read the material and perform the exercises, preferably before the Classroom Training for that module.

The time for this activity is included in the CPD. So that of the 15 CPD hours for this course, 5 hours is study time, 9 hours is live training and 1 hour is tests & exam.

The reality is that many delegates read the PDFs in preparation for a Final Exam.  That is prudent as the subject matter of many exam questions is covered in the PDFs.
However, to get the most out of the classroom training, where tools, techniques and resources are all demonstrated live and online, it is best to read the PDFs before the live training.


2 Days

CPD Credits: 15

The price is £2,485 + VAT

Trainer travel and accommodation expenses are not included in the price.

You can arrange and pay for the travel and accommodation.
Please be mindful of the budget for taxis and other out-of pocket expenses.

Axeten can book the travel & accommodation.
These items will be invoiced as expenses and charged at cost.

For a training event outside the UK, travel days for the trainer are charged at £500 each day

The maximum recommended quantity of trainees for a private training is 12.
If you want to seat more people on the Deep & Dark OSINT course, that is your choice.
If you would like us the provide an assistant trainer, please ask.
For the Deep & Dark OSINT course, an assistant trainer will be a huge help.
If your trainees have low technical skills, then you should probably take the assistant trainer when there are more than 8 trainees.

The customer shall provide the training facility.

The facility must have a fast and reliable internet connection that everyone can access.
All delegates should have a laptop computer with a large screen (13" minimum).

Also, the trainer shall require a large video monitor display or a projector and white screen.
The trainer will connect their laptop to the display or the projector.

Please do not provide an old style 'over-head' projector or a slide projector.
They are not compatible with our technology and we will not be able to deliver the training.

The trainer is a highly experienced, ex-law enforcement officer.

The trainer provides explanations and where appropriate, live demonstrations, so that all delegates are sure they understand the subject matter of the current module.

At the end of the Training, there is an option for each trainee to take final exam and receive a certificate
The final exam is online. Time can be taken to study the printed material before taking the exam.
Each delegate can select their exam date, up to 30 days after the end of the training.
The exam has about 15 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 45 minutes.
The candidate will require access to the internet to process live investigations.
Where the 70% pass mark is achieved, CPD credits are awarded.
Otherwise, a Certificate of Attendance is issued with no CPD credits.


Twice a year, Axeten conducts a complete review of all of the training material.
Also, there are reviews for both the Refresher & Updates courses.
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.



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Information about the OSINT Life Long Learning programme.

Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering the Deep & Dark Web and other related resources.

Audience: A Training for Corporate & Third sector researchers, Human Capital and Legal Services professionals, and Private investigators.

Jurisdiction: This course is not UK or EU centric. It relates to OSINT investigations anywhere in the world.

Sector Differentiation: The difference between training for the 1st Sector and the 2nd & 3rd Sectors explained in detail.

Format: Classroom training with supporting PDFs.

Duration: 2 Days.

Technical Requirements: No specialist equipment is required, just a standard desktop or laptop computer with a good Internet connection and a Firefox Browser.

Data Protection: Each organisation and all it's 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 use of the Chrome or Edge Browsers.

Copyright: Each recipient of the training is obliged to protect the course material. 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.

Module tests: These are recommended but optional and can be taken after the end of the course, during revision, in preparation for the final exam.

Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam within 30 days of the end of the training.

Examination Pass Mark: The pass mark for CPD accreditation is 70%. Trainees can retake the final exam.

Certification: All trainees that pass the final exam receive a certificate with the assigned CPD Credits for the course taken. On request, the score attained shall display on the certificate. Certificates of Attendance, with no accreditation, are available.

Accreditation: All of the modules in this course are accredited by The CPD Group.

Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.