In this course participants will develop competent investigative strategies for conducting basic to intermediate internet investigations. Each unit is designed to build upon the last giving the student a "step by step" how to investigate online. There are many short scenarios and exercises that help to reinforce the material learnt in each unit.
If this is taken as an increment course it is worth 1 point.
- Course length: 8 weeks / 35 hours
Current 2021 course offerings:
- July 5, 2021 - August 30, 2021
- October 4, 2021 - November 29, 2021
Who Should Take This Course
Investigators who are new to online investigations or uncertain as to where to begin their training.
A desire to learn about the Internet and social media investigations.
Upon the successful completion of this program students will be able to competently data mine the surface web in order to gather information on individuals, groups and events in order to further their investigation(s).
Upon successful completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
- Demonstrate, through open source, how to conduct an investigation on an individual, group or event;
- Explain how the Internet works and some of the legal issues to consider when going online;
- State the importance of how to capture online information;
- Avoid counter-surveillance;
- Execute how to properly set up, use, and understand the Chrome Web browsers;
- List the capabilities of the Chrome Web browsers;
- Demonstrate how to manipulate Google searches through Google specific search terms.
- Explain the issues surrounding online covert accounts
Text & Resource Material
Students will require the following:
- Laptop or desktop that uses either the Windows, MAC or Linux operating system,
- The Chrome web browser,
- Unrestricted Internet access,
- Students will be supplied with an eManual.
- Specific course evaluation information will be provided by the instructor at the start of the course.
- Most courses have short quizzes at the end of each unit and a "final scenario" at the end of the course.
- Typically, most of the courses are either a P/F or, require the student to finish the course with a 70% average.
|Module 1||Internet Investigations Level I|
|Unit 5||How the Internet Works|
|Unit 6||Legal Thoughts|
|Unit 8||Firefox Add-ons and Chrome Extensions|
|Unit 9||Capture and Save|
|Unit 10||Counter Surveillance|
|Unit 11||Hiding In Plain Sight - Proxies|
|Unit 12||Sock Puppets|
|Unit 13||All Things Google|
|Unit 14||Even More Google|
|Unit 15||Google Hacks|
|Unit 16||Open Source Searching|
|Unit 18||Online Sources|
|Unit 19||Internet Hoaxes, Phishing and Misdirection|
|Unit 20||Monitoring Web Sites and Other Alerts|
|Unit 21||Final Scenarios|
|Unit 22||Final Scenario II - I hate Canada|
|Unit 23||Conclusion - Level I|