An Unmanaged 6 Module OSINT Refresher Distance Learning Course

Open Source Intelligence Unmanaged Distance Learning Course (DLC) for OSINT Investigators.

This is the 6 Module OSINT Unmanaged Refresher Training Course with an optional final exam with CPD credits.
All 6. modules are delivered at the beginning of the course.
There are no weekly tests.

An OSINT Training for OSINT practitioners who want to refresh their skills and knowledge.

The Open Source Intelligence DLC includes provides two items of material for each module.

1. A video taken from a recent Live Online Training (LOT) event.
The trainee gets to see how each process is performed.

2. A Help Notes & Links file in PDF.
The pages correlate with slides in the video and include links to all of the online resources covered in the training.

Both the video and the PDF can be viewed on the Axeten server, or they can be downloaded.

Course Code Class: DLC-U-R

CPD Credits: 24 Hours


The OSINT Refresher course explains and demonstrates, live and online, well established techniques and resources that make up much the extensive attack surface available to the OSINT practitioner.


The practitioner will have refreshed their knowledge and skills and acquired the capability to deploy a wide selection of OSINT techniques.


DLC-U-R PRICE: £199 + VAT per delegate PAY NOW

Module 1: Legislation and lawful processing & Synthetic Identities

The GDPR and similar legislation in other jurisdictions and the implications for all OSINT processing.

Privacy legislation in other jurisdictions that is similar to the GDPR might apply to OSINT practitioners in any jurisdiction & practicalities of creating and maintaining Synthetic Identities that not only keep the practitioner safe, but expedite processing activity and increase productivity. Well created and maintained SIs make work much more easy and less stressful.

Module 2: Processing Search Engines

Google Dorks and other advanced search queries including other types of search-engines with their limitations & capabilities with a focus on safe processing.

Module 3: Processing Images, Files and Communication Resources

Processing the meta data of digital files and the file content to locate intelligence that might be in plain sight or intentionally hidden & processing of smartphone apps with a browser version or an emulator.

Processing communication resources that include e-mail addresses, e-mails, phone numbers and smart phone applications via an emulator

Module 4: Social Media Platforms Part 1

Processing users and the content they publish on Instagram, Xcom, Threads, Linkedin and other social media platforms.

Module 5: Social Media Platforms Part 2

Processing users and the still and moving images (videos) content they publish on Facebook, TikTok, YouTube, Pinterest and other image sharing platforms.

Module 6: Blogs, Forums, Marketplaces, Databases and more with the Positive Identification of a Subject

Thinking it's 'probably the right person, because so much info seems to fit', is never good enough. For an investigation to proceed lawfully, the subject must be identified positively.

This module covers many of the techniques and resources covered in modules 2 - 5 that allow for a positive identification. Also covered are Blogs, Forums, Chatrooms, Marketplaces & an introduction to Data Breach.


When you make payment, be sure to select the correct course.

This course is the DLC-U-R
Distance Learning Course - Unmanaged - Refresher

The price for one person in the UK is £199 + VAT PAY NOW!

If you are in the EU (EEA) the price is €232 + VAT/TVA
 - and registered for VAT/TVA, you can pay in Euros with the RCM applied. PAY NOW!

 - but not registered for VAT/TVA, the price is €278.40. You can make a payment in Euros. PAY NOW!

For all VAT/TVA & RCM payments, an appropriate receipt will be provided.

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

Anyone can take the Unmanaged DLC.
Trainees start the Unmanaged DLC at a time of their choosing
There are 6 modules. The trainee can take as long as they want to complete the course.
There is an option to take the final exam.
This format provides an option to upgrade to the concurrent or to a later LOT-X-R course.

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.
Each delegate can select their exam date on completion of the course.
The exam has about 30 multiple choice questions.
Time allowed: 90 minutes.
The candidate will require access to the internet to process live investigations.
Where the 70% pass mark is achieved, CPD credits are awarded.

The 6 Module DLC-U-R OSINT Distance Learning Course is £199 + VAT per delegate.

Purchase the OSINT Distance Learning Course with a credit/debit card payment.

Discounts may apply

It is not possible to select specific modules on a DLC.


Trainees might find that they struggle to complete the DLC and never feel confident about taking the final exam.
The trainee can easily to upgrade to a LOT-X-R and benefit from Live Online Training (LOT).

Upgrade from an Unmanaged DLC to a LOT-X-R with a Live Online Training (LOT) for £120 + VAT per trainee.

Check out the dates of the next LOT-X-R

Scope: An OSINT Refresher training course.

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.

Provisioning: PDF files with recordings of a recent Live Online training.

Limitations: This training is for the nominated trainee. There is no right to distribute the material to anyone else.

Format: All modules are provided at the beginning of the course.

Duration: 24 hours

Technical Requirements: No specialist equipment is required, just a standard desktop or laptop computer with a good Internet connection and a Firefox Browser.

Data Protection: Each organisation and all its trainees, that take the Distance Learning Course 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 Distance Learning Course 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 Distance Learning Course, 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 course are accredited by The CPD Group.

Volume Discount: Reduced prices on any single Purchase Order for 8 or more places.

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