Internet Investigations – Level II

(This course is worth one increment point)


This program is usually offered at government training facilities as a 4.5 – 5 day / 35 – 40 hr classroom program. It expands on Level I by delving deeper in to the Internet and Social Media platforms. The beauty of this training is that it can be used by anyone in any investigative capacity; from patrol to Homicide to Drugs to Intel. As the investigator moves from one section to another this training will continue to be relevant.

Because we all learn at a different pace, and come to these courses with different levels of knowledge, all students are required to take the Internet Investigations – Level I.

All necessary software and tools are included with each module and belong to the student.

This training is designed to be as realistic as possible and will simulate, through actual scenarios, what an investigator is likely to encounter – no matter what section they work in.


Increment Compatible

Does your organization require you to take increment courses? I have designed this program to be increment compatible. Levels I & II meet all organizational requirements – 35hrs with a final exam. Check with your department.


What You Will Need For This Program

    • A laptop or desktop running either the Windows or MAC operating system. These courses are designed for an “off the shelf PC” – the standard, issued piece of equipment found in all government offices.
    • A 4GB (minimum) USB
    • Be able to install programs (computer Admin access)
    • The Firefox or Chrome web browser but NOT Internet Explorer


Topics Covered – Level II

After successfully completing Internet Investigations – Level II the student should have a better understanding of:

    • Citizen Reporters
    • Fake Social Media Accounts
    • Images, Video and Metadata
    • RSS and other Alert Services
    • Hashtags
    • Forums
    • Identify real people behind the forum alias
    • Instagram
    • Pinterest
    • Hootsuite
    • Twitter
    • Facebook
    • IRC – Internet Chat Relay
    • The Dark Web
    • Websites:
    • How to Capture a Website
    • How to Monitor
    • How to shut down
    • LeedIt: Obtaining IP’s from Social Media without a Warrant
    • What to do during a “live” incident
    • Locate witnesses, images and video in real time

This knowledge will allow the student to articulate, for both a search warrant and the courts, what the Internet is, how it works and how information is gathered.


What the course does not cover

    • Computer forensics
    • Seizing electronic devices
    • Child pornography: Investigating child pornography without the knowledge and consent of your organization could result in your arrest for the possession of child pornography and or child luring.


Evaluation Methodology

    • After each section there may be either a short quiz or scenario to reinforce the student’s understanding of the concepts being taught.
    • The final “exam” will be a realistic investigative scenario that the student may encounter and will require you to employ all of the modules covered in order to satisfactorily “solve” the file.


How To Register For This Course

All Cyber Training International courses are available exclusively through the Justice Institute of British Columbia ( ) as part of the School of Criminal Justice & Security, Police Academy – Advanced Police Training. Upon the successful completion of any courses offered, students will receive a JIBC Letter of Completion, sent to their home agency.

Registration is now done directly through the JIBC. Simply fill in the online Registration Form, and click the Submit button.

No personal information is stored on this site.

For more information about these courses please contact either myself or the JIBC Advanced Police Training program manager, Nancy Jolin.

The cost for this course is $472.50 CDN (includes 5% GST) If this is for a departmental increment please contact me for special pricing.


Please note, these courses are only offered to Law Enforcement, Government Investigators and Licensed Private Investigators

Credentials WILL be verified before granting access to the course(s)


JIBC / Instructor Expectations

Taking an online course will be considered the same as attending a JIBC classroom.

Students are expected to:

    • Complete each course section
    • Complete each course quiz
    • Complete the final exam / quiz
    • Complete the course on the designated end date specified by the instructor
    • Advise the instructor of any issues that might prevent the student from completing the course by the specified end date

Each student will be provided with:

    • A specified course end date
    • A mid point “friendly reminder”
    • A final week “friendly reminder”
    • Full access to the instructor between the hours of 0800 – 2200 PST. (Full access means that the instructor will return all emailed questions, concerns or comments within 30 minutes of receiving the students email).

Any student who fails to complete the course by the specified end date will:

    • Not receive a JIBC Letter of Completion
    • Not pass the course
    • Not be issued a refund for the course



I recently spent a large sum of money to attend a social media program taught by a private investigator on the East Coast.  Mark’s online program cost me a fraction of that course and I learned much more about social media investigations and was able to learn it far more effectively at my own pace.


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