Why should I choose Axeten for OSINT training?

The Axeten training service places an emphasis on safe and lawful processing.

There is a lot of choice

As the value of Open Source Intelligence becomes more widely understood, more general training companies offer OSINT courses.
Their remit is to make money from training, regardless of the subject matter. All OSINT training providers focus on the resources and the tools and techniques to process those resources. Over and above that, with the Blended courses, Axeten places an emphasis on the legality of the process, with auditing, preservation, the management of sensitive material and safe distribution in the disclosure process.

Axeten comes at training from a different angle. OSINT training is just one of the OSINT services we offer.
We don't offer training in other subjects. We train what we know best, which is Open Source Intelligence.

All Axeten courses address the legality of OSINT processes. Specifically the Lawful Basis for the processing of Personally Identifiable Information.


So Axeten specialises in OSINT. How does that help me?

Axeten does OSINT each and every day. Our researchers work for our corporate customers, performing OSINT investigations on their behalf.
OSINT changes fast, and at Axeten, we know what works.
Also, we know when an OSINT technique no longer works. So we don't teach out-of-date techniques.
it's really important for the OSINT researcher to be aware of new techniques that are tried and tested, and in some cases, developed by the Axeten investigators.
In a Axeten training, we pass the latest techniques on to you.


Why are the Blended Courses not available as classroom courses?

The Blended courses are a blend of reading material in PDF.
In a Live Online Training, there is no time for the practitioner to read the material.
In the Blended courses, the PDF for each module is provided one week before the Live Online Training.
This provides time for the material to be read.


OSINT Training Material; is it up-to-date?

Maintaining up-to-date training material is a time consuming and expensive task.
OSINT changes quickly and training material can become quickly out-of-date.
The Axeten researchers know what works.
For a bit of variation, the researchers assist the trainers, to keep the training material updated.
This shares the load and keeps the Axeten courses at the forefront of OSINT technology.


After my OSINT training, how do I stay up to date?

Regularly, Axeten releases OSINT update newsletters to support all of our former students.
We ensure that you stay up to date, and we don't charge for this service.
We know that some other training companies have subscribed to our Newsletters.
Maybe, this is how they try to stay up to date!


Do I get a certificate?

Yes! Take the exam and, if you want, we will publish your score on your certificate.

Any prospective employer can contact Axeten for verification of your OSINT certificate.


Are Continuous Professional Development credits available?

Yes! Here is a summary of the available CPD credits. For Law Enforcement, the CPD credits are different.
Some info about the accreditation process.