Deep & Dark OSINT: a Blended Online Training for Law Enforcement

The Deep & Dark Open Source Intelligence Online Training in three Modules each with two parts.

This is a Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT) for Law Enforcement Officers and employees of wider Public Authorities with an investigation remit in any jurisdiction.

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.

The course starts with the processing of 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 other similar platforms.
Then the course moves on to marketplaces and payment technologies, including crypto before taking a live, real-time dive into the Dark Web.

Course Code Class: BOOT-U-D

CPD Credits: 15 Hours


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


The Internet Investigations & Intelligence OSINT investigator 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.


BOOT-U-D PRICE: £1,320 + VAT per delegate PAY NOW


Module 13


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


Processing News media resources worldwide that can be accessed by Law Enforcement investigators with fact checking for reliability of the intelligene acquired.

Module 14


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 internet marketplaces and the activity of users, with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the resources and techniques deployed by Law Enforcement Officers to identify people and their activities.

Module 15


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.


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A BOOT is open to anyone anywhere with a online investigation remit. 

The online training, is a blend of portable document files (PDF) containing OSINT training material. The PDF for a module is module delivered to each trainee by e-mail one week before the LOT 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, 6 hours is study time, 8 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.

Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Wednesdays, usually starting at 9am UK time.

The maximum duration of a LOT is 240 minutes.

Each Live Online Training will commence with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions concerning the current module.
After that, the trainer will cover the salient points of the module in some detail.
Processing modules are packed with real-time live demonstrations.
The trainer might set a short quiz to see how you are doing.

The intention is that, by the end of each Live Online Training, every delegate shall have the capability to conduct OSINT processes relevant to the current module.

The Live Online Training is delivered through two platforms, concurrently. They are the privacy aware BraveTalk and Zoom.

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.

At the end of each weekly Live Online Training, any client might request that each of their delegates should take a short online test.

The tests are not mandatory, but it is recommended that all delegates take the tests. They allow each trainee to assess their progress and to become familiar with the evaluation process, which is the same in the Final Exam.

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.

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.


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

Audience: Law Enforcement Officers and employees of wider Public Authorities with an investigation remit.

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

Format: One module each week. Starting with the PDFs and ending with the interactive Live Online training.

Duration: 4 weeks.

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

Weekly Tests: These are optional but highly recommended where the candidate intends to take the final exam. They allow the trainer to assess your progress and to provide 1-1 assistance if indicated.

Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam.

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.

Volume Discount: Discounts available on any single Purchase Order for 8 or more places.

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

Databases & Marketplaces Course
On Demand
Course Code: BOOT-U-D

Open to anyone in Law Enforcement
with an OSINT remit

CPD Credits: 15 Hours

3 modules over 5 weeks

With a Christmas break

Price: £1,320 + VAT per course
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