Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation

- Only 5 Days

Become an expert in open source investigation in just 5 days. On this accelerated Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation course, you’ll build knowledge in identification, handling and verification of digital information and the legislation around it.

You’ll cover the capture of online information, digital footprints, internet searching and social networks. Over 5 days you’ll also study:

  • VPNs and the dark net
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Open source software
  • HTML
  • Encryption and steganography

At the conclusion of your accelerated course your knowledge will be tested through both a written and practical exam.


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Six reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be Intelligence and Investigation trained in just 5 days. You'll learn fast when you're taught by law enforcement professionals
  2. Our Intelligence and Investigation course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more. Get immersed in the world of cyber crime as you learn from instructors with experience in cyber crime operations and policing
  4. You’ll learn Intelligence and Investigation faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying Intelligence and Investigation with the best. We've trained over 2,300 police officers across 30+ forces in the UK and gained national coverage in the BBC
  6. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. Get access to the Turing Cyber Suite and study the latest developments in cyber crime

Think you are ready for the course? Take a FREE practice test to assess your knowledge!

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Day One

  • Introduction
  • What is open source material?
  • Value of open source software - exploiting free tools - recognising limitation
  • Legislation - enhanced knowledge of relevant legislation, RIPA, DSA, DPA, CMA, IP Act (including case studies) - Legal Considerations including Agent Provocateur, False on-line accounts, consented account takeover & social engineering
  • Open source v undercover
  • Intelligence development using open source
  • Information > Intelligence > Evidence
  • Equipment needs & wishes
  • Software choices
  • Connection to the Internet
  • Advanced evidential capture features - use of Camtasia, Snagit & others
  • Hashing: concepts, capability & value

Day Two

  • Use of network foot printing tools
  • Introduction to internet searching - basic, targeted & metasearch
  • Legend building - maintenance & tradecraft
  • Social network analysis - basic knowledge & understanding/working with analysts to achieve best results
  • Social media - enhanced knowledge & searching ability - COSAIN, Maltego & similar
  • People & Business Research

Day Three

  • Web logs/downloads
  • Image/document metadata and geolocation
  • Mapping
  • Communications data awareness – including MAC addressing, resolution of IP addressing
  • Consented data - how to exploit consented data
  • Using HTML code
  • Forensic linguistics - introduction & basic knowledge
  • Using Smartphone & Tablet covertly

Day Four

  • Encryption & steganography - introductory level, work-based knowledge
  • Darknet - setting up and using TOR, Freenet and equivalent browsers
  • Darknet exploration
  • Virtual/crypto currencies
  • Information & intelligence packages - producing a product
  • Forensic analysis as an aide to open source
  • Written assessment

Day Five

  • Interactive Assessed Exercise

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You’ll sit the following exams during your accelerated Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation course:

  • Internet Intelligence and Investigation - written assessment:
    • Duration: 1 hours
  • Internet Intelligence and Investigation - practical assessment:
    • Duration: 2 hours

See What's Included...

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on +33 (0) 181 22 44 68.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: GIAC, CREST and CISSP CBK Review. Exam vouchers may also not be included for Apprentices and will require a separate purchase by an employer due to Education and Skills Funding Agency guidelines.
  • *** On site testing is not included for our GIAC, CREST or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

See Prerequisites...

There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on +33 (0) 181 22 44 68 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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Cyber Crime Intelligence and Investigation Course Dates

Cyber Crime - Firebrand Open Source Investigator - Advanced Practitioner




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25/11/2019 (Monday)

29/11/2019 (Friday)



16/12/2019 (Monday)

20/12/2019 (Friday)



27/4/2020 (Monday)

1/5/2020 (Friday)


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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 74634 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.78% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

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"Extremely knowledgeable staff, very good standards of training and great accommodation facilities whilst on the course."
E.S.. (25/11/2019 to 29/11/2019)

"Im exhausted but it was a good course and I learnt alot"
Kevin Seccombe, Metropolitan Police. (25/2/2019 to 1/3/2019)

"An excellent course run by friendly and experienced tutors providing an invaluable range of skills needed to perform open source research."
B.C.. (25/2/2019 to 1/3/2019)

"Very professional set up. Resources for both the classroom and onsite accommodation are great. Course material is all relevant and the trainers are very knowledgeable and have lots of practical experience which is always a bonus."
Simon Markham, British Telecom. (25/2/2019 to 1/3/2019)

"Excellent, interesting and well-paced course, which seemed to fly-by. Would recommend! "
Rhys Morgan, South Wales Police. (25/2/2019 to 1/3/2019)

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