An Essential Open Source Intelligence Training with Search & Social Media for Private and Closed Groups
A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)
Course Code Class: BOOT-P-E
Six modules covering the essentials of OSINT research, that are:-
advanced search techniques
how to get the most out of researching Social Media platforms
using Databases to identify people
PRICE: £4,395 + VAT per delegate
PRIVATE BLENDED ONLINE OSINT TRAINING
For closed groups where only delegates assigned by the client organisation can attend.
The minimum quantity of trainees for a private training is 15.
Axeten does not set a maximum number of trainees. This is at the client's discretion.
Where you might have less than 15 trainees, your delegates can attend an open training for the Public Sector or the Private Sector, as appropriate.
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.
For each module, the trainee should have 2 to 3 hours of study time, to read the material and perform the exercises, before the Live Online Training.
DURATION & THE DELIVERY TERM
The default delivery term for this 6 module course is 7 weeks.
However, in a Private training, the client can determine the speed of delivery.
Some examples of Delivery Terms
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 optimised knowledge retention.
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 for the Private Essential Blended Online OSINT Training is £4,395 + VAT
For every trainee more than 15, an admin fee of £95 + VAT / trainee is applied.
Discounts apply on purchases over £5,000
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.
MODULES COVERED IN THE ESSENTIAL OSINT COURSE
Module 1 is mandatory for all Axeten courses.
|1A||Introduction to the training||Introducing the process of the course, your trainer & Axeten|
|1B||Introducing OSINT Part 1||The Use of Open Source Intelligence in Investigations.|
|1C||Introducing OSINT Part 2||Implications of Undertaking Online Research about People.|
|6A||Google & Advanced Search Techniques||Explains how best to carry out online research using Google, the most popular search engine|
|6B||Other Search Engines & Meta Search Engines||Explains how best to carry out online research using a variety of search engines, to locate relevant information|
|7A||Introduction To Social Media Platforms||Identifying People Through Their Social Media Activities|
|7B||LinkedIn & Similar Platforms||Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the social media site LinkedIn and other similar sites. Includes Practical examples|
|8A||Photo & Video Social Media Platforms||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.|
|8B||Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the popular social media sites Twitter. Includes Practical examples|
|9A||Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the popular social media sites Facebook and how to use advanced techniques to find accurate and valuable information. Includes Practical examples|
|9B||Other Social Media Platforms||Introduces to the trainee to a number of popular social media sites that they may not have yet encountered, including VK / OK - with practical training tasks|
|10||Databases & How To Use Them as An Investigative Resource||Introduces and demonstrates the many databases available to an OSINT researcher|
THE LIVE TRAINING PROCESS
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 Live Online Training, every delegate shall have the capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
MODULE TESTS & COURSE PROGRESSION
At the end of each Live Online Training, any client organisation might request that each of their delegates should take a short online test.
CERTIFICATION & THE FINAL EXAM
At the end of the Blended Online OSINT Training, there is an option to take final exam and receive a certificate.
CUSTOMER OVERSIGHT & LOT RECORDING
With no extra cost, one person within the client organization, who has an oversight remit, shall be granted access 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.
SUMMARY WITH LEGAL OBLIGATIONS
Scope: A comprehensive and extensive training course, covering all matters relating to OSINT.
Audience: A Training for Law Enforcement, and any Public Authority employees with a research mandate. The same modules for Corporate researchers, Legal services professionals, and Private investigator, but without the legislation and policies that apply to law enforcement.
Jurisdiction: The Legislation 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 online training.
Format: Theory and information, with examples, followed by online practical tasks for most modules.
Duration: To be advised by the client
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 would be advantageous but 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 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.
Module tests: These are optional and can be taken by all of your trainees after the Live Online Training for each module. The client organisation can set the pass mark, and where a pass allows the trainee to progress to the next module.
Examination Availability: Each trainee has the option to take a final exam.
Examination Pass Mark: Pass mark is set by the client. Otherwise it is 80%.
Certification: All trainees that pass the final exam have the option to request a certificate.On request, the mark attained shall display on the certificate.
Accreditation: Currently, the course is not independently accredited. However, a combination of the quality and extent of the material, the examination and the verifiable certificate, allows students and employers to rely on the Axeten Blended Online OSINT Training.
Volume Discount: On a single Purchase Order over £5,000, excluding VAT.
Sign-up: Please contact Axeten to sign-up for the training or to request more information.
Essential OSINT - Content
Advanced Search Techniques
Researching Social Media
Delivered in 6 Modules
Essential OSINT - Delivery
Choose your start date
Choose your delivery term
Minimum 15 trainees
Maximum trainees at the client's discretion
Starting price £4,395 + VAT