Essential OSINT Tools: a Blended Online OSINT Training for Law Enforcement

Four modules that cover the essential tools, techniques and resources required for the practitioner to be an effective Internet Intelligence Investigator.

 

A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT) open to Law Enforcement Officers and employees of wider Public Authorities with an investigation remit.

Course Code Class: BOOT-U-E

CPD Credits: 20 Hours

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

Four modules that introduce, explain and demonstrate, live and on-line, multiple resources, tools and techniques that are required to process III (OSINT) investigations.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The practitioner will have acquired the essential capabilities required to process an III (OSINT) investigation. In particular, the practitioner will know how to identify a subject. This is essential for an investigation to proceed safely.

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MODULES COVERED IN THE ESSENTIAL TOOLS III (OSINT) COURSE

Module 6

6A

Introduces the Internet and how it developed and explains its structure and the investigative opportunities with live on-line demonstrations of the processes to investigate IP Addresses & Domain Names.

6B

Explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the processes to investigate entities connected to websites, the Internet of Things and other networked and stand-alone technical resources.

6C

Introduces, explains and demonstrates, live on-line, the processes to locate and investigate people and their Vanity Names.

Module 7

7A

Introduces a selection of Search Engines and different types of Search Engine, explains and demonstrates, live on-line, the various search queries and techniques that can be deployed to optimise the results.

7B

Advanced Search capabilities explained and demonstrated, live and on-line, with Google as the primary example.

Module 8

8A

Introduces the many different types of digital files, including still and moving images; then explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the techniques to locate and extract data and other intelligence from the material.

8B

Introduces, explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the techniques to investigate online mapping solutions.

Module 9

9A

Introducing e-mail & telephony resources with explanations and live, on-line demonstrations of the techniques required to exploit these resources.

9B

Introducing messaging apps as an investigative resource, with explanations and live on-line demonstrations of the techniques required to exploit the resource, including emulators.

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A BOOT for Public Authorities (BOOT-U) is open to anyone in Law Enforcement or a wider Public Authority with an 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 Live Online Training (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 20 CPD hours for this course, 9 hours is study time, 10 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.

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 capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate that signs up for the monthly OSINT newsletter.

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 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: 25 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.

TRAINING MATERIAL MAINTENANCE

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.

 

LIFE LONG LEARNING

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NEWSLETTER

 

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.
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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 essential tools & resources relating to III (OSINT).

Audience: For Law Enforcement investigators, and any Public Authority employees with a research mandate.

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

Provisioning: PDF files and the interactive Live Online training.

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

Duration: 5 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 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.

Accreditation: All course are accredited by The CPD Group.

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

Essential OSINT Course
On Demand
Course Code: BOOT-U-E

Open to anyone in Law Enforcement
with an OSINT remit

CPD Credits: 20 Hours
Duration:

4 Modules over 5 weeks

Price: £1,760 + VAT per course
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