The Social Media Open Source Intelligence Blended Course.
Three modules that cover the processing of multiple Social Media and Image Sharing platforms.
To get the most out of this course, the practitioner should have good knowledge of the lawful process of an investigation, be able to deploy an appropriate synthetic identity and to understand the most fundamental requirements of an OSINT investigation.
These matters are covered in the Foundation and the Essential Tools & Resources courses.
A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT) open to anyone with an online investigation remit.
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.
The practitioner will have the capability to process an investigation of people and entities that have any presence on social media and image sharing platforms.
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.
Explains and demonstrates how to locate and capture intelligence and material available on the social media platform LinkedIn and other similar platforms.
Explains and demonstrates, live and on-line, how to locate and capture intelligence and material available on the micro-blogging platform Twitter and other similar platforms.
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.
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.
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.
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Prepare for the Live Online Training, with study at home, in the office or while traveling on public transport.
The Axeten Blended Online OSINT Training provides flexibility, while delivering an up-to-date and comprehensive Open Source Intelligence training service.
We found that the slower delivery over 4 weeks, allows for better retention of information, than a more intensive 2 day classroom training that is now discontinued.
Also, the Blended Online OSINT Training causes less disruption for the Organisation's business processes.
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 weekly preparation study time is 2 hours.
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 LOT 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 Tuesday or Wednesdays, depending on the start day of the course.
Once a day of the week is established, the subsequent LOTs take place on the same day of the week, at the same time.
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 capability to conduct the 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.
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.
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.
ONLINE REFRESHER COURSE - 6 MODULES
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.
OSINT UPDATES COURSE - 4 MODULES
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 comprehensive and extensive training course, covering all matters relating to Social Media research.
Audience: A Training for Corporate & Third sector researchers, Human Capital and Legal Services professionals, and Private investigators.
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.
Sector Differentiation: The difference between training for the 1st Sector and the 2nd & 3rd Sectors explained in detail.
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.
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.
Open to anyone with an OSINT remit
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Wednesday 13 December 2023
3 Modules over 4 weeks