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.

About the instructor

Wizard of OSINT

Andy F1

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.

Course Curriculum

  • 1

    OSINT Mini

    • OSINT MINI

    • What is open source intelligence, research and investigation?

    • Objectives and purposes of OSINT

    • Sources of Information

    • Effective Google Searching

    • Social Networks

    • Documenting and storing information collected

    • Virtual Private Networks

    • User Name search guide

What others have been saying about this course:

5 star rating

Very Educative

mohammed salley sinare

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

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

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5 star rating

GREAT INTRODUCTION TO THE WORLD OF OSINT

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 ...

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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

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5 star rating

I enjoyed it.

Caleb Mutsumba

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

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

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5 star rating

Definitely a resourse to check out.

Mark Jacobs

this free introductory resources is quite useful for beginners.

this free introductory resources is quite useful for beginners.

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4 star rating

Feedback

Douglas Sekgweng

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

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

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5 star rating

I love this course!

IDARA AKPAN

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

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

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5 star rating

perfect

leonidas xenophontos

it is an astonish practical training course!

it is an astonish practical training course!

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5 star rating

concise and to the point

Ivan Casillas

I really enjoyed this mini course, it was informative.

I really enjoyed this mini course, it was informative.

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5 star rating

Fantastic

Pablo Blanco

This course is just fantastic, short but really useful

This course is just fantastic, short but really useful

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4 star rating

OSINT Mini

David Roberts

Not Too bad for a taste.

Not Too bad for a taste.

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5 star rating

Really Great Overview for OSINT Beginners

Raj Ravi

Really good introduction to OSINT and some of its techniques.

Really good introduction to OSINT and some of its techniques.

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5 star rating

ultimate for beginner

Parminder Singh

10/10

5 star rating

Pratical

SUBHOJEET DEY

It's should incld with Lab Practicals !

It's should incld with Lab Practicals !

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5 star rating

Excellent Into

Maximiliano Zarate

Great Intro Course

Great Intro Course

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