Training Modules

OSINT Training Modules

Qwarie has put into modules our extended 5 Day OSINT & Social Media Research training. The modules allow you to pick and choose the training your researchers require.

Time and money is saved where training is not required.

Our Pre-Training Assessment for Module Selection (PTAMS) is an on-line test that determines an accurate training profile for each researcher.

Modules 1 & 13 are lectures. All other modules are theory and demonstration, with a duration of 1 hour.
All of these modules have a practical option, where the module may be extended by 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the complexity of the practical component.
A 1-hour theory and demonstration module might be used as a refresher, prior to learning a new subject matter.
Where you are not proficient in a subject matter, and you want to learn the practical research skills, do not take the theory and demonstration option, take the practical module.

Plan your modular training with help from our course planning spreadsheet. This spreadsheet has all the information you will require, and it simplifies the process.

No. Module Name Description
1 Introduction to OSINT with end of Training Debrief Explains and demonstrates how OSINT can be used by you and against you, as an individual or company
2 Advanced Searching Techniques - Part 1 Explains and demonstrates how best to carry out on-line research using a variety of search engines,
to locate relevant information
3 Advanced Searching Techniques - Part 2 Demonstrates how other search engines operate, the different types of search engines available,
including meta-search engines and utilities
4 Computer Security & Footprints Explains and demonstrates how a computer can be kept safe and how its on-line footprint
can be identified & altered
5 Internet Structure, Domain Names & Investigating Websites Explains how the internet was developed and is governed. Explains and demonstrates Internet Protocol
and the Domain Name System; and how both relate to websites, including the additional information
that a website can reveal.
6 Understanding Emails as an Investigative Resource Explains and demonstrates the structure of an email address and how to trace all types of email.
7 Investigating Social Networking Sites - Part 1 Explains and demonstrates the wealth of information stored on social media sites
and how to use advanced techniques to find accurate and valuable information
8 Investigating Social Networking Sites - Part 2 Building on Part 1 and demonstrating the wealth of information stored in Russian
and Eastern European, Asian and other social media sites,
and how to use advanced techniques to find accurate and valuable information.
9 Grading Intelligence Explains the process of converting the results of OSINT research, into graded intelligence
10 Databases & how to use them as a research resource Introduces and demonstrates a selection of the many databases available to the OSINT researcher
11 Internet Investigative Resources Explains and demonstrates how to use other investigative techniques available to the OSINT researcher
12 Evidencing OSINT Research Explains and demonstrates methods of managing your OSINT research
13 OSINT Research – Legislation and Policies Highlights the current legislation and policies that relate to OSINT research
14 Brand Protection Explains and demonstrates how OSINT research can be used within Brand Protection
and counterfeit detection
15 Dark Web & Cryptocurrency Explains and demonstrates an overview of the Dark Web and Cryptocurrency
16 Creating and Managing a False Persona Explains and demonstrates the set up of an effective online false persona for OSINT research purposes

Plan your modular training with help from our course planning spreadsheet. This has all the information you will require, and it simplifies the process.
Qwarie is flexible with the timing of morning & afternoon short breaks, and the longer lunch break. The training is intensive; we do recommend no more than 7 hours of training each day.

Coming soon, modules in:
    Cybercrime
    Interview Techniques
    Legislation and Compliance, with emphasis on GDPR & OSINT