Data Protection Open Source Intelligence - Advanced Practitioner - Only 4 Days

On this accelerated 4-day Open Source Investigator - Advanced Practitioner course, you'll get the skills you need to identify and collect Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).

Your expert Firebrand instructor will teach you the tools and techniques needed to identify, capture and present your OSINT findings.

You'll also learn:

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  • The organisational benefits of conducting high quality OSINT research
  • The availability of open source material on the internet
  • The importance of properly capturing and recording data to comply with legislative and commercial needs

Using our unique Lecture | Lab | Review technique, you'll be immersed in the curriculum. This technique, which combines both theoretical and practical tasks, will accelerate your learning as well as provide you with the hands-on experience you'll need to apply your skills to the real-world.

On this accelerated course, you'll prepare for and sit the Open Source Investigator - Advanced Practitioner exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

If your business gathers information or intelligence about a person or corporation and needs to correctly retrieve, store and present this information, this course is ideal for you.

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be OSINT Advanced Practitioner certified in just 4 days. With us, you’ll be OSINT Advanced Practitioner trained in record time
  2. Our OSINT Advanced Practitioner course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. Pass OSINT Advanced Practitioner first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn OSINT Advanced Practitioner 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
  6. You’ll be studying OSINT Advanced Practitioner with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 72,589 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. We use practical exercises to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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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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  • What is Open Source Material?
  • Value of open source software - exploiting free tools - recognising limitations
  • Legislation – detailed knowledge of legislation relevant to commercial investigation - Legal Considerations including Agent Provocateur, False on-line accounts, Social Engineering, GDPR
  • Open Source v Undercover - The difference!
  • Intelligence Development using open source
  • Information > Intelligence > Evidence
  • OSINT Resource Set-up
  • Equipment needs & wishes
  • Software choices
  • Connection to the Internet
  • Advanced evidential capture features - use of Camtasia, Snagit & others
  • Hashing: Concepts, Capability & Value
  • How the Internet & WWW function from an OSINT perspective
  • Communications Data Awareness – including MAC addressing, resolution of IP addressing
  • Web Browsers – preparing a browser for OSINT
  • Network footprints & what is left by researchers
  • Introduction to Internet Searching - basic, targeted & meta search
  • Open Source software options
  • Social Networks & Media - Understanding of contents & capabilities - searching platforms
  • People & business searching – getting the most data & using it effectively
  • Locations & Mapping
  • Image/document metadata and geolocation
  • Understanding HTML code
  • Emails, Newsgroups & market places
  • VPNs & the Dark Web - Darknet - setting up and using TOR, Freenet, etc
  • Virtual/Crypto Currencies
  • Forensic Linguistics - introduction & basic knowledge
  • Documents - identification
  • Using Smartphone & Tablet devices for OSINT
  • Encryption & Steganography - introductory level, work based knowledge
  • Information & Intelligence Packages - producing a product

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During your course, you'll prepare for and sit the Open Source Investigator - Advanced Practitioner exam, covered by your Certification Guarantee.

The exam is divided into two parts:

  • Practical Assessment
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Format: online
  • Written Assessment
    • Duration: 2 hours
    • Format: online, multiple choice

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On this course, you'll get:

  • Comprehensive, digital course materials of the topics covered during the course
  • Lab exercises
  • Basic software tools used for OSINT
  • Course assessments at the end of the course, and course certificate

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 080 80 800 888.

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. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

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 PMI, GIAC, CREST, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before attending this course, you should have:

  • Basic user-level computer knowledge
  • A general awareness of the concepts of computer security
  • An ability to use a Windows-based computer running Windows 7 or 10

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 080 80 800 888 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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Latest OSINT Advanced Practitioner Reviews from our students

Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 72,589 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.75% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.


"Very intense course. Excellent instructor"
Anonymous. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2019.5.8 to 2019.5.10)

"Its been an amazing experience and worthy of my time and money"
Anonymous, UK. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2019.5.8 to 2019.5.10)

"Dony't be fooled, accelerated leaning is not easy but it is fun and Firebrand provide a good environment to optimise the learning experience."
Anonymous. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.12.3 to 2018.12.5)

"Well presented course. Great resources. Complete package."
Anonymous. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.12.3 to 2018.12.5)

"Everything was taken care of, I'm very happy with the instructor and premises."
Anonymous, delt shared services. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.12.3 to 2018.12.5)

"Very happy with the course, a lot to take in but worth it."
Thai Eklund, Actic. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.12.3 to 2018.12.5)

"Really good original process Very informative friendly staff and course tutors well thought out."
Anonymous. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.10.22 to 2018.10.24)

"Absolutely brilliant! Ill be back!"
Christopher Ndubuisi, University of East Anglia. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.6.25 to 2018.6.27)

"A recommended training experience by a knowledgeable and experience instructor. Top rate experience."
M.Z. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.6.25 to 2018.6.27)

"As a complete novice to this area , the training as comprehensive and the instructor made it easy to understand. "
Clare Anderson, Trust in Learning (Academies). - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.5.9 to 2018.5.11)

"The instructor, facilities and materials were excellent. "
Anonymous - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.5.9 to 2018.5.11)

"Fast paced, informative, theory related to practice. Excellent starting point as I step out into the new world of DPOs!"
Denise Luke, Sole Trader. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.4.23 to 2018.4.25)

"Staying at the training centre was great. The 16 delegates all had supper and chatted about the GDPR and many other things. It was great. The trainers were brilliant and the CDPO course was so enjoyable despite its intensity. "
Claudia Nel. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.4.23 to 2018.4.25)

"Firebrand is the leading training provider, nothing more to say. Great learning, great training."
James Sim, N/A. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.3.30 to 2018.4.1)

"Fantastic learning environment, which really helped with the learning journey."
Anonymous, East Coast Driver Training - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.3.30 to 2018.4.1)

"Although the training was intensive, our tutor went into detail with everything, which really helped."
Daniel Haastrup, Roundtrip Cars Limited. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.3.30 to 2018.4.1)

"Great course, facilities and location - worth attending."
Anonymous - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.3.30 to 2018.4.1)

"The course and its content were exactly what I needed as we approach May 25th 2018. Delivered in such a way as to encourage engagement. There were many key learning points to take away to do my job."
James Monkman, Omms Data. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.2.26 to 2018.2.28)

"Great instructor who understood the subject and was able to convey details well."
Julie Henry, RBS. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2018.1.3 to 2018.1.5)

"This is my 5th courses here at Firebrand. The teaching standard is excellent across the board. I look forward to returning for my change management course. Firebrand have ignited my passion for learning at this accelerated pace."
Jennifer Hamling-Hills, Orangutan Project Management. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (2017.11.13 to 2017.11.15)

"Great class. I would recommend the course to anyone."
Eric Lee, Itsoha. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (2017.11.13 to 2017.11.15)

"Great trainer, great experience learned a lot and hope to be able to use it all at my company."
Kale Cooper, RRO. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2017.10.16 to 2017.10.18)

"A very effective and time efficient way of being immersed into a new knowledge set. The scope, structure and applicability of this course content and certification is excellent."
Tim Stewart. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2017.10.16 to 2017.10.18)

"My second time with Firebrand and again an excellent presenter, which ensured I passed first time. Will be back again soon."
Adrian Finn, TalkTalk. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (2017.10.9 to 2017.10.11)

"The instructor was the perfect person to deliver a very dry subject in an entertaining and informative manner. He tailored his legal experience to provide relevant comparisons. He dealt competently with areas where the subject matter is vague bearing in mind we are dealing with constantly shifting sands and many of the future concepts are untested."
Anonymous - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (2017.8.14 to 2017.8.16)

"Firebrand will work hard to help you achieve. They cover food, drinks & accommodation. You don't have to think about any of that so you can focus on learning, training and achieving your goals. Would I recommend Firebrand? Absolutely!"
Malcolm McNinch, In Health Ltd. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2017.8.1 to 2017.8.3)

"I was a bit uncertain when I registered for the training, however the training (CDPO) proved to be the best training I've had so far. The trainer was knowledgeable and passionate that we get the best outcome - however everything I required was provided and so I was comfortable and focused enough to put in the effort to get the best out of the training course. I highly recommend Firebrand - its a focused and value for money approach to learning. I cant wait to get back to work and tell my colleagues! :)"
Dolapo Adeboye, Barclaycard. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2017.8.1 to 2017.8.3)

"Excellent, organised and well worth the cost."
Richard Coleman. - Data Protection Certified Data Protection Officer - CDPO (GDPR Compliance) (3 days) (2017.7.24 to 2017.7.26)

"Course content very good and meaningful for critical legislation changes. Trainers knowledgeable in the subject and communicated subject very well."
Anonymous - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (2017.5.15 to 2017.5.17)

"This is an excellent facility to get away from the office and concentrate on the course which is intense."
Mike Vale, University of Manchester. - Data Protection GDPR Practitioner - General Data Protection Regulation (3 days) (2017.5.15 to 2017.5.17)

"The training was in a relaxed atmosphere with good facilities and a great instructor.Thanks!"
C.B.. - CompTIA Cloud+ (3 days) (2019.8.7 to 2019.8.9)

"I found the course very interesting, providing a great deal of information around various use cases for cloud modules. The instructor ran the course very well, being engaging and informative throughout."
Anonymous, IBM. - CompTIA Cloud+ (3 days) (2019.8.7 to 2019.8.9)

"Enjoyed visit to Wyboston lakes. Staff and facilities were exceptional - Highly recommended for those who want to learn in accelerated mode !"
S.R.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (2019.8.5 to 2019.8.8)

"Very friendly atmosphere and everyone is very helpful."
Thomas Stephens. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (2019.8.5 to 2019.8.8)

"Very informative and helpful with questions enabling me to get my certification."
Michael Howard. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (2019.8.5 to 2019.8.8)

"Intense.. but good!"
K.P.. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (2019.8.5 to 2019.8.8)

"The lecturer is very knowledgeable and charismatic. I really enjoyed my course and learned a lot."
Anonymous. - Microsoft MCSA: BI Reporting (4 days) (2019.8.5 to 2019.8.8)

"Although long hours, the instruction was excellent. Lots of examples of cyber security in the real world making it more real. Thank you."
C.F., MoD. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"Good focused environment in which to learn and meet peers."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"I have used Firebrand Training a few times now and they never disappoint. The instructor did everything in his power to ensure that he covered various learning styles and has vast experience in the area he teaches. All of the staff onsite are friendly and do their utmost to ensure you have everything you need."
Melanie Taylor, Security Risk Managemnt . - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"The experience re-ignited my passion for learning and more importantly, and seek to implement that learning."
J.P.. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"An intense week of training, but totally worth it!"
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"Excellent experience to get your head down and really concentrate on the subject matter."
Anonymous, NA. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"Although intensive, there was still time to explore topics that were interesting and particularly useful. I learnt more than I thought I would."
Robert Baxter. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.1)

"Firebrand offers a unique experience with on-site learning. This empowers you to dedicate your complete focus on gaining a good understanding of the subject material in a short amount of time."
C.N.. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"The instructor is a star with a depth of knowledge that got me to the pass."
Anonymous. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"A wonderful self contained bubble in the middle of nowhere, with excellent facilities, trainer and life support systems. Perfectly set up to support the focus and consolidation for the knowledge and techniques needed to pass the CISSP."
Alan Morris, Crawford and company. - (ISC)2 CISSP Boot Camp (6 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.3)

"Fast paced and hard work, but good"
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.1)

"Very well-organised, great communication, fabulous facilities and approachable well-informed instructor .The instructor provided real-life examples and clear explanations with relevant slides, notes, lab work and practice questions. Also. there are small, informal,and supportive groups.As well as, good and nearby accommodation. There is Lots of Food! The hot chocolate kept me going late at night ."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Dynamics 365 Customisation and Configuration (4 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.1)

"Would recommend to anyone wanting an intense training session with great staff."
Anonymous. - Microsoft Programming in C# (4 days) (2019.7.29 to 2019.8.1)

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