Social Media OSINT Training for the Private Sector

A Social Media Open Source Intelligence Training for Corporate Researchers & Private Investigators

A Blended Online OSINT Training (BOOT)
This is an 'open' course. Employees from different organisations and self-employed people may attend.

Course Code Class: BOOT-R-S

How to get the most out of researching Social Media platforms, including but not limited to:-

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • YouTube
  • VK/NK

Course Pre-requirements

  • Satisfactory knowledge of the legislation that applies to OSINT
  • A well maintained False Persona
  • A computer with no footprint and knowledge of how to maitian no footprint
  • A basic understanding of online investigation techniques

If you do not satisfy the Course Requirements, take the Foundation (BOOT-R-F)  course, with the Social Media (BOOT-R-S). The combined course is (BOOT-R-F+S)



BOOT-R-S  PRICE: £197 + VAT per delegate  Pay now!

BOOT-R-F+S PRICE: £393 + VAT per delegate  Pay now!

Payment guarantees a place on the course. We will contact you when payment is received.

Volume Discounts apply.



Module 1 is mandatory for all Axeten courses.

No. Module Name Description
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.  This module is mandatory
1C Introducing OSINT Part 2 Implications of Undertaking Online Research about People. This module is mandatory
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 Twitter Demonstrates the wealth of information stored on the popular social media sites Twitter. Includes Practical examples
9A Facebook 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


Axeten reserves the right to push back the start date of any 'open' training by no more than one month.

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.



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 find that the slower delivery over 6 weeks, allows for better retention of information, than an intensive 2-day classroom training.

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 study time requirement, varies from 2 to 3 hours, depending on the module and the delegate's existing knowledge.



Each Social Media OSINT course has 4 modules with 4 Live Online Training events, delivered over 6 weeks, with a 1-week break between the first and second modules.

On the assigned day of each week, by e-mail one module of the Blended Online OSINT Training material, is delivered to each delegate.
The material is in Printed Document Format (PDF).
Within the following seven days, the delegate should study the material provided and perform any practical examples.

The same day of the following week, the Live Online Training will be available to all delegates.
By e-mail, each delegate is sent a reminder, 24 hours and 1 hour before the upcoming Live Online Training commences.



The trainer is a highly experienced, ex-law enforcement officer.
One Live Online Training is provided each week, with duration from 30 to 150 minutes.

Each Live Online Training 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 quiz for the delegates, and depending on the results;
the trainer will discuss with the trainees, the outcome of the quiz 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.

The Live Online Training is delivered through the secure GoToTraining platform,
that can be accessed from your office, from the delegate's 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 Live Online Training, its always more productive to be on a computer with two monitors.

The intention is that, by the end of  each Live Online Training, every delegate shall have the capacity to perform the OSINT research relevant to the current module.
At the end of the Social Media OSINT Training, monthly updates to changes in the OSINT space are provided by e-mail to each delegate that signs up for the monthly OSINT newsletter.



At the end of each weekly Live Online Training, any client Organisation might request that each of their delegates should take a short online test.



At the end of the Social Media OSINT 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 Organisation, 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 login and then watch and listen to the recording.



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 and interactive Live Online training.

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: 6 weeks, with a 1-week break between the first and second module

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 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 £10,000 excluding VAT.

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.


March Social Media OSINT

Course Code BOOT-R-S-21-3

Starts on: Tuesday 2 March 2021

4 Modules over 6 weeks,

With 1-week break between first & second module

First Live Online Training: Tuesday 9 March

Live Online Training: 10.30 am GMT each Week

Ends on: 6 April 2021

Price: £197+VAT per trainee