This course is for III OSINT practitioners that might have got into a rut, using the same limited set of processing techniques in their investigations.

The training will bring you up to speed with the GDPR which affects every investigation and the OSINT capabilities that are well established, but where the processing techniques might have changed and developed.

There is no background reading, just 6 Live Online Training (LOT) events of 240 minutes each.

If you have not had any OSINT training since Facebook deprecated the graph search and TikTok gained traction, this course is for you!


The Open Source Intelligence Live Online Training includes two items of training material for each module.

1. Help Notes & Links files in PDF. One for each module.
The pages correlate with slides in the LOT and include links to all of the online resources covered in the training.
Trainees do not spend any time taking notes. All the notes they will need a provided. Trainees can focus on the LOT.

2. After the LOT, a video recording can be requested. Never miss a thing with an Axeten Live Online Training.

Course Code Class: LOT-X-R

CPD Credits: 24 Hours


The OSINT Refresher course introduces, explains and demonstrates, live and online, well established techniques and resources that make up the extensive attack surface available to the OSINT practitioner.


The practitioner will have acquired the capability to deploy a wide selection of OSINT techniques.


LOT-X-R PRICE: 299 + VAT per delegate  PAY NOW


Module 1: Legislation and lawful processing & Synthetic Identities

The GDPR and similar legislation in other jurisdictions and the implications for all OSINT processing.

Privacy legislation in other jurisdictions that is similar to the GDPR might apply to OSINT practitioners in any jurisdiction & practicalities of creating and maintaining Synthetic Identities that not only keep the practitioner safe, but expedite processing activity and increase productivity. Well created and maintained SIs make work much more easy and less stressful.

See the module syllabus

Module 2: Processing Search Engines

Google Dorks and other advanced search queries including other types of search-engines with their limitations & capabilities with a focus on safe processing.

See the module syllabus

Module 3: Processing Images, files, emails, phone numbers & IP addresses

Processing the meta data of digital files and the file content to locate intelligence that might be in plain sight or intentionally hidden & processing of smartphone apps with a browser version or an emulator.

Processing e-mails, phone numbers IP addresses, domain names and other digital assets to locate and identify people.

See the module syllabus

Module 4: Social Media Platforms Part 1

Processing users and the content they publish on Instagram, Xcom, Threads, Linkedin and other social media platforms.

See the module syllabus

Module 5: Social Media Platforms Part 2

Processing users and the still and moving images (videos) content they publish on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and other image sharing platforms.

See the module syllabus

Module 6: Safe processing - Positive Identification of a Subject

Thinking it's 'probably the right person, because so much info seems to fit', is never good enough. For an investigation to proceed lawfully, the subject must be identified positively.

This module covers many of the techniques and resources covered in modules 2 - 5 that allow for a positive identification & an introduction to Data Breach.

See the module syllabus


Individual modules can be purchased

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If you are in the UK, you can make a payment in GBP with VAT included. PAY NOW!

If you are in the EU (EEA):
 - and registered for VAT/TVA, you can pay in Euros with the RCM applied. PAY NOW!

 - but not registered for VAT/TVA, you can make a payment in Euros. PAY NOW!

For all VAT/TVA & RCM payments, an appropriate receipt will be provided.

If you are not in the EU (EEA) or UK, VAT is not charged. To request a payment URL Contact us

A new course starts approximately every 4 months.

The OSINT Refresher course has 6 modules delivered in a term of 6 weeks with 6 Live Online Training events.

Live Online Training (LOT) events are delivered on Tuesdays, Wednesday or Thursdays.
Once a day of the week is established, all modules will be delivered on that same day of the week.

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 of which 30 minutes is for the Module Test.

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.

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 acheived 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.

The Final Exam should be taken within 1 calendar month from the end of the last module.
The Final Exam is activated on the request of the trainee and it has to be taken in one sitting within 7 days of activation.

Module Tests have only 3 or 5 questions and 30 minutes are pemitted 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.


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.



The best and most cost effective way for you to stay up-to-date is to subscribe to the Life Long Learning programme.



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.



At least once a year, take the OSINT Updates course.
The OSINT Updates Course is available online or in a classroom environment.



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 Refresher course covering the salient matters relating to OSINT.

Audience: A Training for Law Enforcement Officers and employees of wider Public Authorities with an investigation remit but not restricted to Public Authorities.

Availability: This course might not be restricted to Law Enforcement Officers

Jurisdiction: No limitations

Format: One Live Online Training each week.

Duration: 6 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 of the modules that might be taken 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.

Juy 2024
Course Code: LOT-X-R-24-07
CPD Credits: 24 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 3 July 2024
Last live online training:
Wedesday 7 August 2024
Weekly LOT start time: 9am BST

6 modules over 6 weeks

Price: £299 + VAT per trainee
November 2024
Course Code: LOT-X-R-24-11
CPD Credits: 24 Hours
Starts on:
Wednesday 13 November 2024
Last live online training:
Wednesday 18 December 2024

6 modules over 6 weeks

Price: £299 + VAT per trainee