Cyber Crime - Internet Intelligence and Investigation



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11/7/2022 (Monday)


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.

Residential or online Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation course

Firebrand offers both a classroom-based and Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation online course, including everything you need to get certified in record time:

  • Official courseware, labs and practice exams
  • Cyber Crime Internet Intelligence and Investigation certification exam
  • Accommodation, meals and snacks (for residential courses)

Both are delivered through our tried and tested Lecture | Lab | Review methodology. In this day and age, you get to choose the best one for your needs, and get your certification faster than anywhere else.

Four reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained and certified faster. Learn more on this 5-day accelerated course. You'll get at least 12 hours a day of quality learning time in a distraction-free environment
  2. Your course is all-inclusive. One simple price covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals – so you can focus on learning
  3. Pass first time or train again for free. Your expert instructor will deliver our unique accelerated learning methods, allowing you to learn faster and be in the best possible position to pass first time. In the unlikely event that you don't, it's covered by your Certification Guarantee
  4. Study with an award-winning training provider. We've won the Learning and Performance Institute's "Training Company of the Year" three times. Firebrand is your fastest way to learn, with 124.229 students saving more than one million hours since 2001


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

Exam Track

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

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


There are no prerequisites for this accelerated course.

Are you ready to get certified in record time?

We interview all applicants for the course on their technical background, degrees and certifications held, and general suitability. If you get through this screening process, it means you stand a great chance of passing.

Firebrand Training is an immersive training environment. You must be committed to the course. The above prerequisites are guidelines, but many students with less experience have other background or traits that have enabled their success in accelerated training through Firebrand Training.

If you have any doubts as to whether you meet the pre-requisites please call (0)8 52 50 01 66 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants, who can help you with a training plan.


We've currently trained 124.229 students in 12 years. We asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently,
96,62% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:

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

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

"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 (Monday) to 1/3/2019 (Friday))

"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 (Monday) to 1/3/2019 (Friday))

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

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