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With the deluge of data that now exists, this course is designed to allow students to make sense of the OSINT world and focus on ways they can efficiently find, extract and exploit information that is readily available. ‘Googling’ for information is easy but you may not realise that you are being shown results that you already agree with and will be different from the same search conducted a few miles away by a different researcher. Your online browsing habits, history and location are used to filter your search and provide you with tailored results, and only from those pages that your search engine has indexed. This tried and tested course will greatly enhance both your internet research capabilities and your understanding of the potential OSINT has to complement other forms of intelligence.

Accredited by OSIRA, the Open Source Intelligence Research Association.


This course will cover the following subjects:

  • Planning and Constructing Searches
  • Power Searching
  • OSINT Tools
  • Verification, Safety and Security
  • Use of Research Profiles
  • Automated Tools
  • Power Searching 2
  • Foreign Languages & Translation
  • Social Networks
  • Geolocation
  • People Finding
  • Google Dorking
  • The Dark Web


This course is open to anyone looking to enhance their understanding of the OSINT domain and research techniques.

Students are expected to have a basic understanding of IT before attending the course, as well as exposure to intelligence processes.


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