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 2022 course offerings:

  • Jan 5, 2022 – March 2, 2022
  • Feb 28, 2022 – April 25, 2022
  • May 2, 2022 – June 27, 2022
  • Sept 7, 2022 – Nov 2, 2022
  • Oct 3, 2022 – Dec 19, 2022

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
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 Twitter
Unit 15 Facebook
Unit 16 TikTok
Unit 17 Pinterest and SnapChat
Unit 18 Spotify
Unit 19 Geo-Mapping and Location Searching
Unit 20 The Dark Web
Unit 21 Capturing a Web Site
Unit 22 Final Scenario - Level II
Unit 23 Conclusion - Level II