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Upcoming training

On request only

9:30 – 16:30 (CET)

Live online

1.575,- (free of VAT)


English spoken (EU, UK, Swiss and Norwegian nationals only)

This training program is highly applicable in the daily practice.

     – Government employee

OSINT-training I (Beginner) - English spoken

Everyday millions of messages, photos and videos are shared on the internet and social media. This large amount of data yields an important source of information for investigators, researchers and analysts. This interactive 3-day training is designed to teach you how to find the right information quickly and safely.

Safely conduct internet investigations
Effectively search for data from open sources
Structure and analyze the information found
Report and present your findings

This training is part of the SPEN-Registertraining “Certified Open Source Intelligence Specialist®” and the Post HBO Registertraining “Certified Open Source Intelligence Expert®

About this training

After completion of this 3-day OSINT-training you will become a Certified Open Source Investigator®.

This OSINT-training is more than an entry-level introduction to Open Source Intelligence (OSINT). Through this training we teach you how the internet is build, what kind of traces you leave behind on the internet and how to prevent these traces. You will gain a profound understanding of the differences in finding information on the clear web, deep web and dark web by practicing different search methods through search engines, websites and social media platforms.

After completing the training, you are ready to conduct an open source intelligence investigation and you will be able to succesfully create reports of your findings. This three day training is part of the SPEN-Registertraining to become a Certified Open Source Intelligence Specialist® and the Post HBO Registertraining to become a Certified Open Source Intelligence Expert®.

This OSINT-training is helpful for investigators, analysts and researchers from both the public and private sector and for anyone who is engaged with the task of searching for information on the internet.

This OSINT-training is suitable for law enforcement, intelligence personnel, private investigators, insurance investigators, researchers, recruiters, sourcers, customer due diligence analyst, journalists, lawyers, governments and (local) authorities.

For security reasons only EU, UK, Swiss and Norwegian nationals are admitted to the training.

After completing this training the professional will be able to conduct a secure, effective and high-quality open source intelligence investigation within current Dutch legal frameworks. The professional is able to succesfully create case reports and to present and explain its findings.

Day one focuses on the intelligence cycle, IP addresses, browser-extensions, online traces, security and privacy risks, surface web, search engines, Google advanced operators and website investigations.

Day two focuses on more techniques to investigate websites, legal frameworks, the geolocation of photos and videos, reverse image searching and meta and exif data extraction.

Day three focuses on advanced Facebook investigations, Twitter, Instagram, proxy servers, VPN, the TOR network and deep and dark web investigations.

Please check out our brochure for the full list of the training objectives.

This training will be completed with passing a digital exam to become a Certified Open Source Investigator®.

The costs for open registrations are € 1.575,- free of VAT* for organisations that are tax exempted. For organisations that have no tax exemption, the costs will be € 1.575,- excluding VAT.

Of course we are happy to provide you with a tailormade offer for an in-company training proposal. Please contact us for more information.

* Due to its registration at the Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs (CRKBO), Aware Online Academy is able to offer training programs free of Value Added Tax (VAT). 

This training is provided to you as a live online training via the online conferencing platform Microsoft Teams. To participate in this workshop you will need the following:

A computer or laptop (see hardware specifications below)
A stable internet connection (required)
MS Teams software (required)
Software to open Excel, Word, PowerPoint and PDF files (required)
Mozilla Firefox webbrowser (required)
Google Chrome webbrowser (required)

All course preparations will be send to you no later than three weeks before that start of the training. Please be advised that the course preparations (i.e. creating sock puppets) for this training will take approximately 1-2 hours of your time. All training demonstrations will be shown in a Windows 11 environment.

Hardware specifications:

Windows 10/11 (latest version) or MacOS (10.15.x or higher)
CPU: 64-bit processor (a minimum of i5 is required)
BIOS/UEFI: VT-x or AMD-V enabled (required)
RAM: 8 GB (or more)
Free disk space: 25 GB (or more)
Security: you should be able to download programs (browsers, extensions, etc.)