An introduction to effective open source intelligence, investigations and research.

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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 with tools and forum https://osint-i1.com 

Plus a guide to help identify people behind usernames.

Andy F1
Andy F1
Wizard of OSINT

About the instructor

My name is Andrew Fordred a Namibian and a Formula 1 fanatic (AndyF1 your first lesson in OSINT: username) but equally passionate about OSINT.
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.
12 years on in 2005 I started my own business.  It was from here that I became massively interested in developing open source investigations in support of due diligence, criminal investigations, and providing intelligence services. I spent many hours developing different techniques and exploring a variety of tools (setting up a VM used to be quite intimidating let alone trying to understand Kali) to extract data from that big open source aka “the internet”, complementing almost any form of investigation or research.
Today, not only am I associated with some of the best in the industry but also use python for OSINT collection, tools such as opensearchserver, Kali Linux, Maltego (authorised trainer), Hunchly and others.  The journey hasn’t been easy, the industry is fast paced and it’s hard to keep up.
This is my opportunity to share my knowledge with my students, to support you through this journey and help you develop some incredible skills for effective and powerful open source investigations.


What's included?

7 Videos
1 Text

What others have been saying about this course:

mohammed salley sinare

Very Educative

“Great course, i would recommend the course to anyone.”

manjunath swamy


The course videos were to the point right from the very first video. The best part is the videos are not very lengthy. Explanation is plain simple with last videos shown with examples. Worth of every time I have invested here. Thank you

Caleb Mutsumba

I enjoyed it.

I enjoyed it. Whetted my appetite for the full course.

Mark Jacobs

Definitely a resourse to check out.

this free introductory resources is quite useful for beginners.

Douglas Sekgweng


Good teaser towards the main course, very insightful and i look forward to the main course already. Great job


I love this course!

Andrew you have done a very good job of designing this course.

leonidas xenophontos


it is an astonish practical training course!

Ivan Casillas

concise and to the point

I really enjoyed this mini course, it was informative.

Pablo Blanco


This course is just fantastic, short but really useful

David Roberts


Not Too bad for a taste.

Raj Ravi

Really Great Overview for OSINT Beginners

Really good introduction to OSINT and some of its techniques.

Parminder Singh

ultimate for beginner




It's should incld with Lab Practicals !

Maximiliano Zarate

Excellent Into

Great Intro Course