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Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA)

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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 training program each year to enhance their skill-sets, knowledge, & credibility, and we would love for you to become a Q|SMIA today!

The Q|SMIA Online Training Program 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 and Military Intelligence Sectors conducting social media investigations and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to their success and failures.

The Q|SMIA™ designation is tough and demanding, but fun to study. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal training, 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 Q|SMIA™ Training program contains training modules that 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.

 

ELIGIBILITY

EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

Eligibility is not required for Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA) individual training.

Eligibility is required if you chose to sit for the Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA) board exam.

Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention

OR
Associates degree plus two years of experience as stated above
OR 
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).

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

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. 

    Your Learning Package

    Tuition Includes:Official Training Program, Official Digital Study Manual, Official Prep Review Quizzes, Digital Certificate of Completion

    Certificate Earned: Certificate of Completion

    # of Students: 32,554

    # of CPE Credits: 35

    # of Exercises: 5

    Language: English

    Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

    Length of Program (hours): 40 hours

    Training Modules

    • Welcome to SMIA/Q|SMIA

    • Social media Investigations

    • Advanced Social Media Investigations

    • Mobile Forensics

    • Advanced Mobile Forensics - Autopsy Demo

    • Chatting Applications

    • On-Line Dating Applications

    • Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations

    • Preparing Your Case File

    DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS BELOW

    Want to learn more about the SMIA and Q|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 Training Program. Download the complete syllabus here.

    Exam & Renewal Details (Optional)

    EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

    Exam Details Program (Should you want to obtain an exam license to sit for the exam)  - 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.

    RENEWAL

    The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 15 CPE credits. 

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Course Experience

    How long do I have access to the Training?

    You get lifetime access to the training program for as long as it is still active.

    How long do I have to complete a certification program and exam?

    You have one year from the date of enrollment to complete the program.

    Is everything I need included in the program to complete it?

    Yes, you will not need any other resources or materials as the qualified program is all inclusive of the content you need to study and pass for the board exam. However the board exam is optional and NOT included in this program. This is the study program only.

    What is the difference between the qualified and certified programs.

    The only difference is the certified programs include the exam which leads to a board certification.

    The qualified program is the training only component to the certification program and does NOT include the examination which is an extra cost.

    What if I want to sit for the exam after completion?

    If you meet the eligblity you are welcome to sit for the exam at anytime. The cost is $450 and you can do so by submitting your exam application here: https://pages.mcafeeinstitute.com/examination

    Payment and Refunds

    What is your refund policy?

    We offer a NO-Questions-asked 3 day money-back guarantee from the date you enroll in your program if you are not satisfied with your program for any reason under the below conditions.

    To be eligible for a refund under our money-back guarantee you MUST NOT have viewed more than 5% of your program and not have downloaded any of the course content.

    How long will it take to receive my refund?

    Refunds can take up to 30 days to be credited back to your account. This is dependant on your credit card company and not us.

    Do you offer payment plans?

    If you are a U.S. or Canadian citizen, we are excited to offer flexible payment plan options through Affirm and Sezzle at checkout.

    With Affirm, you can enjoy the convenience of spreading your payments over up to 36 months, subject to approval.

    For those who prefer a shorter plan, Sezzle offers an interest-free option, allowing you to make 4 biweekly payments.

    Choose the plan that best suits your financial needs and start your journey with us today.

    How do the Scholarship Offers work?

    OVERVIEW

    You cannot combine discount codes or other promotional offers on scholarship offers. Discount codes are valid on full price items only and cannot be combined. Scholarships are applied directly to the price of the enrollment tuition. No other codes are needed.

    FINANCIAL NEED

    Scholarships are available to students in financial need. They are not for employer purchases. Scholarships are based on sponsors and thier needs as they are sponsoring a students enrollment. Scholarships are limited and not always available.

    AVAILABILITY

    Scholarships are limited in the number we offer and the amount. Once they are gone they are gone. If a scholarship is available it will be listed on the course page and applied to the price on the website.

    HOW TO SECURE A SCHOLARSHIP

    It is easy to secure your scholarship. Simply enroll in the program of choice when a scholarship is available.

    ELIGIBLITY

    Scholarships are designed for students in finacial need only. McAfee Institute reserves the right to verify and validate financial need of the student on enrollment into the program.

    ADDITIONAL POLICY

    Using a discount code or promotional code will result in termination of your account and course access and you herby agree to follow these terms as outlined.

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    System Requirements

    Are there system requirements?

    You cannot use a VPN, TVN or Proxy to access our site our course materials due to our security measures. In addition you will need a laptop or desktop computer as well. Review the following requirements for your camera, operating system, upload/download speeds, RAM, ports, microphones, and browsers. Also included is a list of technology not currently supported by ProctorU.

    Recomended
    Internet Connection
    Wifi Connection
    Wired Connection

    PC Users
    Windows 10 (Windows 10 S mode is not supported)
    Windows 11

    Mac Users
    MacOS 10.13 (Oldest Still Maintained Version)
    MacOS 10.15

    CPU
    More than 2 core CPU, less than 85% CPU Usage
    More than 4 core CPU, less than 50% CPU Usage

    Webcam
    640x480 resolution
    1280x720 resolution

    Internet Download Speed
    1 Mbps
    12 Mbps

    Internet Upload Speed
    1 Mbps
    3 Mbps

    RAM
    4 GB, less than 95% Ram Usage
    16 GB, less than 90% Usage

    Connectivity Ports
    1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
    1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP

    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    1920 x 1080 and above

    Additional Requirements: 

    • A functioning microphone (some web cameras have them built-in); microphone should not be part of headphones
    • Headphones are generally not permitted,  check with your testing organization to determine if headphones are permitted
    • A compatible browser: Google Chrome (preferred) or Mozilla Firefox

    Not Supported:

    • Microsoft Edge browser 
    • Google Chromebooks (with Guardian Browser)
    • Google Chromebooks for Live+ or Review+
    • Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
    • Smartphones
    • Linux operating systems
    • Windows 10 in S mode or Surface RT
    • Connecting from within a virtual machine. You will be asked to reconnect using your host operating system to take your exam
    • Apple Boot Camp
    • Remote Access Software
    • Inactive Version of Windows and Test Builds/Test Mode

    Can I use a VPN, VM, Proxy or Similar?

    You cannot use a VPN, TVN or Proxy to access our site our course materials due to our security measures. 

    Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA) - McAfee Institute
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    Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA)

    $997.00

    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 training program each year to enhance their skill-sets, knowledge, & credibility, and we would love for you to become a Q|SMIA today!

    The Q|SMIA Online Training Program 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 and Military Intelligence Sectors conducting social media investigations and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to their success and failures.

    The Q|SMIA™ designation is tough and demanding, but fun to study. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal training, 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 Q|SMIA™ Training program contains training modules that 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

     

    ELIGIBILITY

    EXAM IS NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PROGRAM

    Eligibility is not required for Qualified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (Q|SMIA) individual training.

    Eligibility is required if you chose to sit for the Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA) board exam.

    Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention

    OR
    Associates degree plus two years of experience as stated above
    OR 
    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).

    ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

    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. 

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