A Core OSINT Search & Social Media Training Courses for Private and Closed Groups
A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)
Nine modules covering the Foundation & Extensive essentials of OSINT research, that are:-
- legislation that governs and assists Law Enforcement OSINT Researchers
- creating & maintaining a legal and effective False Persona
- how to obscure a footprint & stay safe
- advanced search techniques
- how to get the most out of researching social media platforms, including but not limited to: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, VK/NK.
Introducing the process of the course, your trainer & Axeten
The Use of Open Source Intelligence in Investigations. This module is mandatory
The Process of Online Research into People. This module is mandatory
Relevant to OSINT in the UK & Europe. The Public Authority version of this module is significantly longer, covering IPA2016 & CPS Guidelines
Explains and demonstrates the set up of an effective online false persona for OSINT research purposes
Explains and demonstrates how a computer can be kept safe and how its on-line footprint can be identified & altered
Explains how the Internet developed, its structure and the basic processes of investigating websites
Explains how best to carry out online research using Google, the most popular search engine
Explains how best to carry out online research using a variety of search engines, to locate relevant information
Identifying People Through Their Social Media Activities
Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the social media site LinkedIn and other similar sites. Includes Practical examples
Demonstrates the wealth of information available from digital images, from the popular photo & video related social media sites such as Instagram & YouTube. Includes Practical examples.
Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the popular social media platform, Twitter. Includes practical examples
Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the popular social media platform, Facebook and how to use advanced techniques to find accurate and valuable information. Includes practical tasks
Introduces to the trainee to a number of popular social media sites that they may not have yet encountered, including VK / OK. Includes practical tasks
For closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.
The minimum quantity of trainees for a private training is 15.
Where you might have less than 15 trainees, your delegates can attend an open training for the Public Sector or the Private Sector.
The private training, is a blend of printed document OSINT material delivered to each trainee by e-mail and Live Online Training, provided with each module.
Each trainee should allow for 2-3 hours of study, for each module.
The default delivery term for this 9 module course is 10 weeks.
However, in a Private training, the client can determine the speed of delivery.
Daily delivery: The PDF material would be delivered to the trainee by e-mail at 9am and at 3pm the same day, the Live Online Training for that module, would be provided and the test would be taken by each trainee, and the PDF material for the next module would be delivered, and the next Live Online Training, could be the following morning or afternoon.
24 Hour delivery: The PDF material would be delivered to the trainee by e-mail at 10am one morning, and the following morning, the Live Online Training for that module, would be provided and the test taken by each trainee, and the PDF material for the next module would be delivered and the following morning the Live Online Training for that module, would be provided and the test taken by each trainee, etc until the end of the course.
48 Hour delivery: The PDF material would be delivered to the trainee by e-mail at 10am one morning, and two days later, the Live Online Training for that module, would be provided and the test taken by each trainee, and the PDF material for the next module would be delivered and two days later, the Live Online Training for that module, would be provided and the test taken by each trainee, etc, until the end of the course.
Mixed Term Delivery: a combination of delivery terms for different modules can be accommodated
Weekly delivery: This is the default term we use for our open courses. It allows for minimal disruption and
The minimum quantity of trainees for a private training is 15.
Where you might have less than 15 trainees, they can attend an open training.
The starting price is £6,630 + VAT.
For every trainee more than 15, an admin fee of £95 + VAT / trainee is applied.
In the near future, the capability to select modules and benefit from discount pricing will display here.
In the interim, please make any request with the form.
The trainer is a highly experienced, ex-law enforcement officer.
Each live training session will commence with a Q&A session; so delegates can ask any questions concerning the current module.
The trainer provides explanations and where necessary, live demonstrations, so that all delegates are sure they understand the subject matter of the current module.
Then, the trainer will set a test for the delegates, and depending on the results; the trainer will discuss with the trainees, the outcome of the test and any wider implications concerning the module subject matter.
The trainer will exercise the option to deliver more live demonstrations for the trainees to observe.
After that, there might be another Q&A.
Each live online training is delivered through the secure GoToTraining platform, that can be accessed from your office, from the delegates home or even from a mobile device.
The smartphone app is excellent. It really is viable to attend the training on a mobile device.
However, to fully participate and to perform any tasks set by the trainer, during the training, its always more productive on a computer with two monitors.
A webcam and a microphone might be advantageous for an organiser or trainee that wants to be visible to the trainer and other trainees.
It is possible to communicate with the trainer, using written messages. In large groups, this is frequently the better way to go, to prevent overtalk.
The trainer can 'mute' anyone.
If you get muted, don't take offence. Its just because, unintentionally, too many people are talking.
Ask your question in the message field.
The intention is that, by the end of the Online Training Session, every delegate shall have the capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
At the end of each Live Online Training, any client organisation might request that each of their delegates should take a short online test.
At the end of the Core OSINT Search & Social Media Training, there is an option for each trainee to take the final exam and receive a certificate.
With no extra cost, one person within the client Private Organization, who has an oversight requirement, shall have the capability to engage in any Live Online Training.
The person with oversight has the right to engage with the trainer and to ask any questions.
Also, a request can be made to Axeten to record the Live Online Training.
There is no additional fee for the recording service.
Delegates can log in and then watch and listen to the recording.
Axeten constantly updates the training material, so that even the most experienced of researchers might be made aware of new techniques that might compensate for other techniques that have been excluded.
Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering all matters relating to OSINT.
Audience: Designed for Corporate researchers 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.
Provisioning: PDF files with resources and data sources from the Axeten website uk-osint.net, and Live Online Training.
Structure: Theory and information, with examples, followed by online practical tasks for most modules.
Duration: 6 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. The client organisation can set the pass mark. So that a pass allows the trainee to progress to the next module.
Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam.
Examination Outcomes: Pass mark is set by the client. Otherwise, it is 70%.
Accreditation: CPD Credits: 24 Hours
Volume Discount: 10% on any single Purchase Order for 15 or more places.
Deferred Training: Using training seats purchased at a discount: All trainees shall commence a training within 12 months of the date of the purchase order.
Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.