This course is in the process of going through a number of changes, and will be back packed with new and exciting content.

Searching for accurate and credible information can be frustrating and time consuming, ending with inferior results.

All investigators, journalists, intelligence gatherers and researchers start somewhere, today you can kick start your OSINT career with OSINT-Mini a free online course. Included is a guide to investigating usernames to identify the person behind a username and I will touch on how to refine your searches when you are "googling" for improved results.

What you will get:

  • An understanding of open source intelligence, investigations and research, purpose and objectives.
  • Learn about sources of information together with effective google and social media searching
  • How to document and record information collected
  • A short overview of Virtual Private Networks and their purpose
  • Full access to our OSINT support page

Plus a guide to help identify people behind usernames.

About the instructor

Wizard of OSINT Andrew Fordred

My career began in law enforcement with the Crime Intelligence Services of the South African police focusing on terrorism and organised crime, and later was employed in a number of corporate positions in capacities such as risk management, and later, forensic investigations. In 2007 started my own business providing forensic investigations, intelligence, risk management consultancy, court testimony and litigation support. Also, completed a forensic investigation degree focusing on forensic intelligence with a qualitative case study of the illegal narcotics trade and syndicates. Currently I provide cyber intelligence and investigations, counterintelligence and, security and privacy services to clients. I am also the founder of the Cyber Institute and a Director on the Board of Advisors for the OSMOSIS Institute (USA). In addition, I am a public speaker at events such as the Journey of the Hacker Windhoek Namibia, OSMOSIS 2018 Las Vegas USA, Cyber Threats against Children UNICEF and the Munich Cyber Crime Conference by Maltego. This is my opportunity to share my knowledge with students, to support you through this journey and help you develop some incredible skills and transform knowledge into real results.

Course Curriculum

    1. OSINT MINI

    2. What is open source intelligence, research and investigation?

    3. Objectives and purposes of OSINT

    4. Sources of Information

    5. Effective Google Searching

    6. Social Networks

    7. Documenting and storing information collected

    8. Virtual Private Networks

    9. User Name search guide

About this course

  • Free
  • 9 lessons
  • 0.5 hours of video content

What others have been saying about this course:

5 star rating

Osint Mini

rick greene

Very informative. Great overview. Presentented very well.

Very informative. Great overview. Presentented very well.

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4 star rating

GOOD

haris ahada

GOOD JOB

GOOD JOB

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5 star rating

Lovely little course

Richard Nunn

Brilliant intro to OSINT. Very well explained and a particular takeaway is to not use a free VPN!

Brilliant intro to OSINT. Very well explained and a particular takeaway is to not use a free VPN!

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5 star rating

Security Operations

Idongesit Udofia

My biggest catch was the documenting and storing info collected section, which has really deepened my knowledge. Thanks.

My biggest catch was the documenting and storing info collected section, which has really deepened my knowledge. Thanks.

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5 star rating

Really useful

Richard Taylor

Didn't expect much for a free short course but found it very useful as a primer.

Didn't expect much for a free short course but found it very useful as a primer.

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5 star rating

Very Great OSINT Methodology and guideline or best presen...

Soni Purvish

amazing and best teaching online and deeply understand OSINT Mini very nice online stuff

amazing and best teaching online and deeply understand OSINT Mini very nice online stuff

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5 star rating

Great Intro Mini course

Thomas Arillotta

This is one of the best Introductory Mini Courses on OSINT I have ever seen.

This is one of the best Introductory Mini Courses on OSINT I have ever seen.

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5 star rating

A nice Introductory Course.

Nikolaos Georgitsopoulos

A nice Introductory Course in the world of OSINT.

A nice Introductory Course in the world of OSINT.

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5 star rating

great practical introduction

N S

I did enjoy the focus on use cases and actual search demos, really gives you a nice taste of what it is!

I did enjoy the focus on use cases and actual search demos, really gives you a nice taste of what it is!

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5 star rating

Very Good Introduction

zarina diergaardt

I enjoyed this course. It is well designed and informative (surprisingly more than you'd initially assume). Thank you!

I enjoyed this course. It is well designed and informative (surprisingly more than you'd initially assume). Thank you!

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5 star rating

Very Good Digestible Content

Stephanie Hononre

I really enjoyed this course because it was short but illustrated some very useful information and tools that I will do inn my OSINT research.

I really enjoyed this course because it was short but illustrated some very useful information and tools that I will do inn my OSINT research.

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5 star rating

Good teaching

Wali Ullah

Best teaching skills and appreciate to this course i 💕 like it...

Best teaching skills and appreciate to this course i 💕 like it...

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5 star rating

Amazing!

Alessio Della Santa

It's indeed a mini course, but it's really really interesting and 100% worth your time.

It's indeed a mini course, but it's really really interesting and 100% worth your time.

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5 star rating

Great Intro Mini course

Thomas Arillotta

This is one of the best Introductory Mini Courses on OSINT I have ever seen.

This is one of the best Introductory Mini Courses on OSINT I have ever seen.

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