Internet Searching – Lite

Course Description

In this self paced online course participants will be exposed to a multiplicity of OSINT and SOCMINT techniques that will enhance their previous knowledge of open source investigations. Everything from learning about their web browser, exploiting Google searches and the main social media sites.

When Offered

  • Online
  • Course length: 4 weeks / 25 hours

Current 2024 course offerings:

  • Jan 8, 2024 – Feb 5, 2024
  • Feb 5, 2024 – March 4, 2024
  • March 4, 2024 – April 1, 2024
  • April 1, 2024 – April 29, 2024
  • May 6, 2024 – June 3, 2024
  • May 27,2024 – June 24, 2024
  • Sept 9, 2024 – Oct 7, 2024
  • Oct 1, 2024 – Oct 29, 2024
  • Nov 4, 2024 – Dec 2, 2024

Who Should Take This Course

  • Any investigator that wants to expand upon their OSINT & SOCMINT knowledge. This course covers a multitude of different topics without going into too much depth.

Prerequisite

  • Familiarity with the Internet and social media

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;
  • Demonstrate how to exploit the search features of various social media sites;
  • State the importance of how to capture online information;
  • Avoid counter-surveillance
  • Have a better understanding of misinformation
  • 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.

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.

Cost

The course price is listed for each college:

 

Module 1 Internet Searching - Lite
Unit 1 Copyright  
Unit 2 Resources  
Unit 3 Welcome  
Unit 4 Introduction  
Unit 5 Background  
Unit 6 You Have Competition  
Unit 7 Chrome & Firefox  
Unit 8 Firefox Add-Ons & Chrome Extensions  
Unit 9 When do we capture online information?  
Unit 10 Counter Surveillance  
Unit 11 Proxies  
Unit 12 All Things Google  
Unit 13 Google CSE  
Unit 14 Open Source Searching  
Unit 15 Emails  
Unit 16 Geo Mapping  
Unit 17 Hashtags  
Unit 18 Social Media Profiles  
Unit 19 LinkedIn  
Unit 20 "X" Formerly Known As Twitter  
Unit 21 Facebook  
Unit 22 Instagram  
Unit 23 Final Scenario  
Unit 24 Conclusion