Internet Investigations – Level II

Course Description

This online self paced course is a continuation of the Internet for Investigators Level I course. In this course participants will build on their knowledge from the Level I course and develop competent investigative strategies for conducting more advanced 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.

When Offered

  • See schedule
  • Course length: 8 weeks / 35 hours

Current 2024 course offerings:

  • Jan 8, 2024 – March 4, 2024
  • March 4, 2024 – April 29, 2024
  • May 6, 2024 – July 2, 2024
  • Sept 9, 2024 – Nov 4, 2024
  • Oct 28, 2024 – Dec 23, 2024

Who Should Take This Course

Students looking to build upon their Level I skill set or, you feel that the Level I course might be too basic for you.


This is a continuation of the Internet Investigations for Investigators – Level I course.

You may take this course without having done Level I with the instructor's permission.

Course Goals

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).

Learning Outcomes

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 Firefox and Chrome Web browsers;
  • List the capabilities of the Firefox and 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.

Course Evaluation

  • 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.


The course price is listed for each college:


Module 1 Internet Level II
Unit 1 Copyright  
Unit 2 Resources  
Unit 3 Welcome!  
Unit 4 Prologue  
Unit 5 Online Privacy And Tracking  
Unit 6 Social Media Puppets  
Unit 7 Chrome & Firefox  
Unit 8 Citizen Reporters  
Unit 9 Google Bonus Unit  
Unit 10 Images, Video and Metadata  
Unit 11 More Images and GPS  
Unit 12 Hashtags  
Unit 13 Instagram  
Unit 14 "X" Formerly Known As Twitter  
Unit 15 Facebook  
Unit 16 TikTok  
Unit 17 Pinterest and SnapChat  
Unit 18 Spotify  
Unit 19 The Dark Web  
Unit 20 Capturing a Web Site  
Unit 21 Final Scenario - Level II  
Unit 22 Conclusion - Level II