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OSINT Training

OSINT Basic

Registered OSINT Practitioner ®

By using Open Source Intelligence, also known as Internet investigation, it is possible to find relevant data from digital open sources during fraud, cyber crime and/or criminal investigations.

During the “OSINT Basic” training, the participants learn the basic skills needed to conduct a good investigation on the Internet. After completing this training, the participants can conduct an investigation on the Internet, interpret the information found and then verbalise/report it in the correct context.

This training is an accredited SPEN-register training. If you take and successfully complete a final test, you will receive a diploma from the Stichting Permanente Educatie Nederland (SPEN) and you may use the title "Registered OSINT Practitioner ®" (in short: ROP). This also means that you will be registered in the graduate register of the Centrum voor Post Initieel Onderwijs Nederland (CPION) and will receive Personal Education (PE) points.

For whom is this training intended?
This three-day training course is suitable for anyone who uses the Internet for (investigative) research, including police and other investigative and security services, thematic analysts, analysts at banks (CDD, KYC, AML), private investigators and more.

What do you learn during the training?
At the end of this training, the participant has insight into the possibilities of the Internet and digitisation in the world of investigation. The participant has learnt to make effective use of search engines, investigate images, e-mail headers and has taken the first steps in investigating on social media (SOCMINT). The participant also knows how to search within websites, where data can be claimed (if authorised) and what techniques are available to operate anonymously.

This course is part of the OSINT training trajectory that also includes the Advanced and Technical courses. The training is supported through DataExpert’s e-learning platform, where participants can learn the theory through both text and short videos. The course is taught in English, and can be offered in both online and frontal-teaching formats.

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