This 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.
- See schedule
- 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
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.
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 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.
- 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 Level II|
|Unit 5||Online Privacy And Tracking|
|Unit 6||Social Media Puppets|
|Unit 8||Citizen Reporters|
|Unit 9||Google Bonus Unit|
|Unit 10||Images, Video and Metadata|
|Unit 11||More Images and GPS|
|Unit 17||Pinterest and SnapChat|
|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|