Social Media OSINT: a Blended Online Training for Law Enforcement

Internet Investigations: locating & gathering intelligence from a wide selection of social media.

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

Learn how to process investigations on Twitter, LinkedIn, Tiktok, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and many less well-known platforms.

Course Code Class: BOOT-U-S

CPD Credits: 15 Hours

TRAINING OBJECTIVES

The Social Media course introduces the attack surface of multiple social media and sharing platforms. Then explains how to process them safely, with the knowledge acquired from the Foundation modules, and effectively by deploying the skills acquired from the Essential modules, with live online processing demonstrations of the social media platforms.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The practitioner will have the capability to process an investigation of people and entities that have any presence on social media and sharing platforms.

SIGN-UP ONLINE

BOOT-U-S PRICE: £1,320 + VAT per course PAY NOW

MODULES COVERED IN THE SOCIAL MEDIA III (OSINT) COURSE

Module 10

10A

Introducing the capabilities of Social Media as an investigative resource, with explanations of the processes to identify people through their social media accounts and activities.

10B

Explains and demonstrates how to locate and capture intelligence and material available on the social media platform LinkedIn and other similar platforms.

10C

Explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, how to locate and capture intelligence and material available on the micro-blogging platform X (formerly Twitter), Threads and other similar platforms.

Module 11

Explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, how to locate and capture intelligence and material available on many popular photo & video sharing platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, SnapChat & YouTube.

Module 12

12A

Explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, how to locate and capture intelligence and material that is available on Facebook; including advanced Facebook search techniques.

12B

Introduces, explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, the investigative techniques deployed on several other social media platforms that may be new to the practitioner. There is an emphasis on accessing and investigating foreign language platforms.

PAYMENT PROCESSING GUIDELINES

If you need to raise an Purchase Order, Contact us

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

If you are in the EU (EEA), you can pay in Euros with the RCM applied. PAY HERE

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

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

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.

The typical duration of a LOT is 160 minutes, though the duration can range from 120 to 180 minutes for some modules

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 III (OSINT) research relevant to the current module.
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the III (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.

The weekly tests 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 20 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 35 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

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

 

 

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.
Subscribe to the OSINT Newsletter.

 

NEW COURSE INFO

Bookmark this page and check for new course dates or subscribe to the Axeten Training Newsletter.

 

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 all matters relating to Social Media research.

Audience: Designed for Law Enforcement, and any Public Authority employee with a research mandate.

Jurisdiction: The Legal and Policy module relates primarily to the UK. Otherwise, the principles taught relate to any jurisdiction. Axeten is developing Legal and Policy modules for other jurisdictions.

Format: One module each week except the second week where there is no module. Every other week starts with the PDFs and ends with the interactive Live Online training.

Duration: 4 weeks. 5 if there is an Easter or Xmas break.

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 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: 10% on any single Purchase Order for 10 or more places.

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

Social Media OSINT Course
On Demand
Course Code: BOOT-U-S

Open to anyone in Law Enforcement
with an III (OSINT) remit

CPD Credits: 15 Hours
Duration:

3 Modules over 4 weeks

Price: £1,320 + VAT per course
All online courses