HAVE YOU EVER WONDERED HOW THE WORLD'S TOP CYBER INVESTIGATORS RESOLVE SOME OF THE MOST PROLIFIC CRIMINAL INVESTIGATIONS USING INTELLIGENCE GATHERED FROM SOCIAL MEDIA?
It's because they train with us!
The Best of the Best from the FBI, Secret Service, DOJ, Homeland Security, and thousands more attend this incredible board certification program each year to enhance their skill-sets, knowledge, & credibility, and we would love for you to become an SMIA today!
The SMIA Online Board Certification will keep you on the edge of your seat teaching you the most advanced and state-of-the-art intelligence and investigative methodologies employed by our nation's most elite cyber investigators! We are taking over 25 years of hands-on experience from the Federal, State, and Local Law Enforcement Levels as well as Military Intelligence Sectors conducting social media investigations and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to their success and failures.
The SMIA™ credential is tough and demanding, but fun to study. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal certification, and even better yet, it's all online. There are no boring theory lectures here. It’s all how-to-based tutorials, videos, and personal mentorship which helps you to actually utilize the learning’s coming from the training program and be highly effective in your organization and/or agency as you progress.
The SMIA™ Certification program contains ten modules that are consistent with the competencies needed to pass the renowned SMIA™ exam. The modules are self-study available at your own pace and schedule. Study as you see fit, anywhere, and at any time.
WHAT AM I GOING TO LEARN
- You will learn how to investigate & gather intelligence on the top social media platforms around the world.
- You will learn the proper ways of securing digital evidence
- You will learn all of the legal fundamentals both criminally and civilly in conducting social media investigations.
• Welcome to SMIA
• Social media Investigations
• Advanced Social Media Investigations
• Cell Phone & Mobile Device Forensics
• Advanced Cell Phone & Mobile Device Forensics
• Chatting up Your Person of Interest
• What do we do with Dating Sites
• Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations
• Preparing Your Case File
• Final Board Exam
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS BELOW
Want to learn more about the SMIA? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in social media investigations and intelligence and position yourself as an industry-recognized expert with this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.
Exam Details Program - is graded on a pass/fail system by obtaining a 70% or better is considered a passing grade. The exam is taken online at the convenience of your home or office. It is a closed book exam and is 200 questions. The questions are in a true/false, multiple-choice & scenario-based format. It is a timed exam, you get 3 hours to complete the exam and you must do so in one sitting. Once you start the exam you must complete it. You get one attempt to pass the exam. If you fail the exam you must purchase a new exam license to sit for the exam.
You can purchase an exam license here for $450 USD separately to sit for the exam if you don't buy the open-source intelligence training bundle.
The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 15 CPE credits.
Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention
Associates degree plus two years of experience as stated above
High school diploma or equivalency plus four years of experience as stated above
In addition, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become a SMIA®. Applicant must provide a copy of the certified transcript of education ONLY if using a college degree rather than an experience to qualify. The applicant must successfully pass the prescribed criminal background check. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA).
What if I do not meet the eligibility requirements?
If you do not meet the eligibility requirements above that's OK! We offer a qualified program where you can get the same great training and earn a "Qualified" credential. Then when you meet the eligibility all you need to do is return and purchase the Certified Exam License to sit for the exam and earn your "Certified" credential. (Click image below for more information)
What if I don’t want to attend the training program. Can I just sit for the exam?
You do not need to attend our training programs to sit for the board exam.
If you are interested in sitting for the exam only to become a Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA), you may obtain an exam license to do so. Exam licenses are valid for one year after purchase. Click the image below to purchase.
If you are interested in the Social Media Intelligence training only, you may do so by enrolling in the Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA) program. Upon completion of the Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA) training program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Click the image below to find out more.