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- Delivery Method: Live Instructor
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McAfee Institute's "Social Media Intelligence Expert" Certification Makes It Easy (and Affordable) to Gain the Credentials Necessary to be Recognized as One of the Most Elite Cyber Investigators around the World!
Discover Cutting-Edge Techniques and Real-World Training for Cyber and Social Media Investigations and Position Yourself as an Industry Recognized Expert with This Social Media Expert Course.
- Learn how to navigate social media appropriately to catch criminals red-handed...
- Gain the credibility, knowledge, and expertise you need to propel yourself ahead of the competition and become well-known as a thought leader in the investigative industry...
- After completion of our Live Instructor training, Enjoy 24/7 online access to the latest tutorials and live instructor support you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home...
- Earn your certification in just a few short days... instead of months!
GET BOARD CERTIFIED AS A SOCIAL MEDIA INTELLIGENCE EXPERT NOW!
With over 65% of all U.S. adults actively using social media accounts, it's no surprise that law enforcement is leveraging popular social media platforms to collect valuable intelligence, conduct efficient investigations, and eliminate local as well as national security threats.
Some individuals have gone down in history for confessing to their crimes on their social media profiles... while others have given away incriminating clues via Tweets, Facebook posts, Instagram images, and more.
As the world continues to become more digitized and the Internet grows as a hub of activity, both legal and illegal, it's more important now than ever to be able to effectively utilize cyber intelligence and investigations to properly address our nation's threats and vulnerabilities.
But for many loss prevention, law enforcement, private investigators, and other investigative professionals, social media isn't the goldmine of intelligence they had hoped it would be.
For Investigation Professionals like You, the Demand for Cyber and Social Media Investigation Expertise Has Never Been Higher...
... But the lack of proper training, skills, and knowledge can keep you stuck in a stagnant position permanently.
Without the right training in social media platforms, mobile applications, chat tools, networking sites, and more, conducting quick and effective online investigations is nearly impossible!
If you currently feel...
- Exhausted by time-consuming investigations... and you don't think there could possibly be enough hours in the day to perform thorough social media research on criminals...
- Tired of working harder and longer to conduct traditional investigations... instead of learning how to leverage the Internet and social media to conduct fast and effective investigations online...
- Overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused with social media sites... and you have no idea how to navigate social media platforms to glean the valuable intelligence and insights you need...
- Frustrated with your lack of success in your investigative career... and ready to establish credibility as an expert authority and finally take your career to the next level...
GET CERTIFIED BY THE INDUSTRY’S PREMIER AND MOST RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY ACCREDITED TRAINING ORGANIZATION… THE MCAFEE INSTITUTE!
INSTEAD OF CRAWLING TO THE TOP OF THE LADDER, WHY NOT PROPEL YOURSELF THERE WITH THE EXPERT CREDENTIALS AND KNOWLEDGE YOU NEED TO SUCCEED?
What if you could access one of the most engaging instructors available on the topic! As well as video tutorials, ONLINE, 24/7 that showed you exactly how to conduct online investigations more quickly and easily than you ever dreamed possible? How about learning real-world applications and techniques through hands-on analytic cyber intelligence and investigative exercises?
And what if you could tap into the unmatched knowledge and expertise of some of the world's foremost experts and practitioners to understand how to maximize the intelligence that stands to be gained from social media sites, chat forums, and other open-source intelligence communities?
- You'd feel confident and self-assured as an investigator, knowing that you have the knowledge and skills to quickly conduct online effective investigations that keep your community and nation safe.
- You'd feel optimistic, knowing that social media has opened up a new world of intelligence... and you know exactly how to use it to drive investigative strategies and ensure you're targeting the most dangerous threats.
- You'd feel relieved, knowing that you don't have to waste hours upon hours or spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to figure how to effectively navigate social media and utilize it as an investigative professional.
- You'd enjoy more time and less stress, speeding up the investigative process by effortlessly navigating social networks.
- You'd feel proud, knowing you're the go-to expert in your niche that your peers, employer, and others turn to when it comes to conducting online investigations that get results.
AND WHAT WOULD THAT DO FOR YOUR CAREER?
THOSE WHO EARN THE NATIONALLY ACCREDITED CREDENTIAL YOU'RE ABOUT TO DISCOVER GO ON TO EXPERIENCE SOME OF THE WORLD'S MOST PRESTIGIOUS AND EXCITING INTELLIGENCE AND INVESTIGATIVE CAREERS IN BOTH THE PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS.
With this board certification, you'll not only have the skills, knowledge, and expertise you need to track down criminals and glean intelligence from social media and other open-source intelligence sources... but you'll also become known as an industry expert in conducting quick and effective online investigations.
But first, it's imperative to shoot down one huge myth that is keeping investigative professionals like you from reaching their full potential...
But Isn't Getting a Nationally Recognized Board Certification Time Consuming and Expensive?
There's a huge myth among investigative professionals that goes something like this...
"No matter how you do it, getting nationally recognized credentials as an investigative professional takes a long time and is horribly expensive!"
But we're here to tell you that this entirely UNTRUE.
As the #1 ranked education company in the world on the Inc 500/5000, McAfee Institute is dedicated to helping as many people as possible access the knowledge and expertise they need to position themselves as thought leaders in their market.
With the help of our national award-winning Founder and CEO, Josh McAfee, who is one of the most recognized and most in-demand authorities in the industry, we've created one of the most exciting and in-demand programs to ever hit the intelligence/investigative industry!
We combined the insight and expertise of hundreds of the industry's top leaders, from federal, local, and state law enforcement, intelligence, loss prevention, investigations, fraud, and more to bring you the most up-to-date and effective training possible in cyber and social media investigations.
Become the Leading Investigative Expert in Your Industry with…The Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE) Program By McAfee Institute!
This unique program is unmatched in the industry and delivers the most concise and up-to-date social media intelligence and investigations training that will provide you with the real-world knowledge and expertise you need to effectively conduct online investigations.
Here's What's Waiting for You on the inside of This Brand New Online Program:
- Live Instructor training that gives you access to one of the industries leaders in Social Media Investigations!
- Real-life scenarios and real-world training that will challenge you and give you the hands-on experience you need to be successful
- LIVE investigative exercises that allow you to apply your learning and test your new skills on-the-spot
- After completion of your live instructor training, you will also receive LIVE instructor support available via Chat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm so you can get answers to your questions and quick assistance with your course
- And much, much more...
With This Convenient and Affordable Board Certification Program, You'll Be Able To:
- Learn ALL of the most popular social media sites, mobile applications, chat tools, networking sites, OSINT, and more... so you can be fully prepared for any online investigation you face in this new year
- Propel yourself to advanced career goals and leverage your credentials as a Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert to gain more exposure and authority in your skill-set
- Gain the knowledge and expertise you need to position yourself as an industry-leading thought leader in your niche market
- Access the key information and proven insights from hundreds of the world's top intelligence experts and law enforcement practitioners in order to sharpen your own skills
- Position yourself as an influential expert who is able to deliver extraordinary results in the investigative and cyber intelligence industries
- Have your peers and employer knocking on your door, begging for YOUR insights, expertise, and leadership abilities that are truly unrivaled in your industry... instead of sitting around stagnant and hoping to get a promotion one day
- Experience more success in the intelligence and investigative industries as a certified expert others look up to and appreciate
- Drive investigative strategies with valuable intelligence gained from social media channels that will ensure you are targeting the most pressing threats to our nation
- Discover our closely guarded intelligence and investigative techniques that will allow you to maximize the powerful information gleaned from the web and social media in your investigations
- Finally set yourself apart from the sea of competition and stand out in the industry as a highly respected and acclaimed expert and thought leader
- And much, much, MUCH more... all in just a few short days!
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Our CFO already told us we're crazy for giving away over $12,000 in additional training and resources that will take your investigative profession to the next level for this incredibly small investment compared to other degree programs.
At McAfee, we don't just want our students to have to settle for "satisfactory" results or instruction. Let's save mediocrity for the criminals who give themselves away on Facebook. What we're doing here is giving you the training, knowledge, and real-world experience to turn yourself into a confident and credible online investigator who skillfully gleans powerful intelligence from the social web at will.
We're helping you achieve the credibility and expert authority that will skyrocket your career and propel you miles ahead of the competition.
"Just satisfied" won't do it.
We want you to be absolutely thrilled.
That's why we're making this incredible offer even sweeter...
In the very unlikely event that you aren't completely thrilled with the training you receive in the new Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert program... just let us know and we'll give you back every penny you invested in this game-changing certification!
No hassle. No questions. It really is that simple.
So what are you waiting for?
The Time to Invest in Your Future Success Is NOW..
Enroll Risk-Free Today... and Become the Leading Investigative Expert You've Always Dreamed of Being!
• Welcome to the CSMIE Program
• Preparing for Cyber Investigations
• Social Media Intelligence
• Open Source Intelligence
• Social Media Intelligence & Investigations
• Mobile Apps Intelligence & Investigations
• Cellphone & Mobile Forensics
• Digital Evidence
• Social Network Searching & Monitoring
• Google Advanced Search Techniques
• Deep Web & Darknet Investigations
• Cryptocurrency Explored
• Terrorism Investigations Using Social Media
• Legal Fundamentals
• Guidelines & Sample Forms
• Final Board Exam
Want to learn more about the CSMIE? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in advanced social media intelligence and position yourself as an industry-recognized expert after the completion of this incredible Certification Program. Download the complete syllabus here.
Exam Pass Guarantee - We do offer an exam pass guarantee which states if you take and complete the entire course and get 90% or better on all of the quizzes, and then sit for the exam and fail you will get another single attempt on us.
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.
The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 30 CPE credits.
Bachelor’s degree or higher plus four years of experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention
Associates degree plus six years of experience
High school diploma or equivalency plus seven years of experience.
Also, 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 CSMIE®. Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed background check, which may include a criminal background check and examination process. 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 Expert (CSMIE).
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McAfee Institute is now certified to operate with the Missouri Dept of Education as a proprietary school. The central focus of the Proprietary School Certification Program is consumer protection. This is accomplished through the establishment of standards for school operation and monitoring of those operations to ensure students are treated in a fair and equitable manner and receive education and training consistent with the published objectives of the instructional programs and the school.
Department of Veterans Affairs
McAfee Institute is recognized by the Veterans Administration and approved for G.I. Benefits for our resident based certification programs and reimbursement of our exam licenses if you are eligible. There is no limit to the number of exams you may take, or number of times you may take the same exam. And, VA will pay for exams even if you fail them. If you need help in completing this application, call VA TOLL-FREE at 1-888-GI-BILL-1 (1-888-442-4551). If you use the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD), the Federal Relay number is 711. You can also get education assistance after normal business hours at the VA education Internet site: www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.Our CEO is globally recognized by FORBES as a member of the coaches council. These individuals are simply the most best, passionate and most recognized successful coaches throughout the world and is a distinct honor.Forbes Coaches Council is an invitation-only organization comprised of leading executive business coaches and career coaches. Members are hand-selected by the Council’s selection committee.
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Developed in 1990, the National Registry of CPE Sponsors is a program offered by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to recognize CPE program sponsors who provide continuing professional education (CPE) programs in accordance with nationally recognized standards. Many State Boards of Accountancy require CPAs to earn required CPE credits through companies approved on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. The names of approved CPE program sponsors are published here on NASBAregistry.org in the Search for Sponsors section. State Boards of Accountancy and their licensees can refer to this listing to identify and select approved learning providers.
Department of Homeland Security: National Initiative for CyberSecurity Studies
The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies (NICCS) is the premier online resource for cybersecurity training. NICCS connects Government employees, students, educators, and industry with cybersecurity training providers throughout the Nation. For those unfamiliar with NICCS, it’s a program designed to help citizens find the education and training they need to advance their careers and close the skill gaps in the cybersecurity workforce. Needless to say, it is a great source for those who are passionate about cybersecurity awareness, training, and education and career structure.
NICCS has developed an interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework which provides a common language for cyber roles, jobs, and helps define personal requirements in cybersecurity. All McAfee Institute offerings are aligned with the Cyber Security Workforce Framework – the categories are based on extensive job analyses that groups together work and workers that share common major functions, regardless of job titles or other occupational terms.
- The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework supports the nation’s cybersecurity workforce development efforts.
- The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides a simple, standardized way to define cybersecurity work across multiple sectors
- The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides detailed descriptions of types of cybersecurity work, the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for each area, and descriptions of common specialties.
- Students will graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers need
- Colleges can create programs that are aligned with jobs,
- Employees will have a better-defined career path and opportunities, and
- Policymakers can set standards to promote workforce professionalization.
Who Trains with M.I.
McAfee Institute board-certified professionals work for over 2400 of the industry's top law enforcement, government agencies, and organizations around the globe. While this list is not all inclusive it does allow you to see which organizations are attending, hiring, employing and see value in our programs. >> See the complete list here
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
|U.S. Security Associates Inc.|
|LAPD||U.S. Air Force|
|North Charlotte PD||U.S. Army Reserves|
|Denver PD||U.S. Army/White House Communications Agency|
|Boston PD||U.S. Attorney's Office|
|Miami PD||U.S. Department of Commerce - Bureau of Industry and Security|
|St Louis PD||U.S. Department of Health and Human Services|
|Chesterfield PD||U.S. Department of Homeland Security|
|Memphis PD||U.S. Department of Justice - Executive Office for US Attorneys|
|Chicago PD||U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division|
|Houston PD||U.S. Department of State|
|Peoria PD||U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security|
|Alton PD||U.S. Department of the Interior|
|Halton Police||U.S. Department of Transportation|
|Halton Regional Police Service||U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs|
|Hardesty Private Investigations||U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission|
|Harker Heights Police Department||U.S. Government Printing Office|
|Harmani Associates International, LLC||U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff|
|Harris County||U.S. Marine Corp|
|Harris County Sheriff' Office||U.S. Marshal Service|
|Harris County Sheriff's Office||U.S. Naval Medical Clinic|
|Whitehouse Intelligence||U.S. Navy|
|Prime Ministry||U.S. Postal Inspection Service|
|Calgary PD||U.S. Secret Service/San Antonio Field Office|
|Hastings Entertainment||U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission|
|Hays County Sheriffs Office||U.S. Security Associates & New York Security Professionals|
|HB Counterfeit Investigations||U.S. State Department|
|HBPD||U.S. Treasury Police|
Some Common Questions
What makes you different then the rest?
Our programs are all inclusive. We don't nickle and dime you to death making you purchase everything separately. We offer a money back guarantee. We provide lifetime access and updates to our materials. We offer live instructor and customer support which answers in under 10 seconds. We offer an exam pass guarantee. We actually care about your success and are willing to help you to achieve those goals. This is only the start, and as you can see no one else offers this within the industry.
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Do me a favor and jump into chat and you will see right away how responsive we are and how much we care. Then go to our competitors site and try the same thing. You will experience the difference right away. We actually care and are very responsive to your needs. It all starts there when you need us we are here.
If the program is online and self study why is there a limited seat count?
Because we offer live instructor support with our programs, we cant just enroll 500 people at once. It would be a massive overload on our instructors. So we limit the number of students each month into our programs so that way we can provide one incredible learning experience to you. We are more worried about the quality of your training vs the quantity of students we can enroll at one time. That's why our professionals are better trained, equipped and develop into better leaders than the rest.
Your programs are to expensive.
Our thought is this. If you want to be the best you should go to the best and learn from the best. Your time is valuable and your money is precious. If you are going to invest in yourself, learn it right the first time. There are cheaper options out there, but you get what you pay for in this world. You would't pay a bum to teach you how to become a millionaire would you? Neither would we.
- If you are a professional looking for advancement opportunities, our latest salary survey shows our professional earn a whopping 30% more money than those without. That is a huge ROI for holding one of our certifications.
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I don't have enough time, I am really busy.
The great thing is we offer online self study programs if you cant make our in person training programs. You have lifetime access to the training program, materials and updates and a whole year to sit for the exam. Our programs are designed for busy professionals to work at your own speed when its convenient.
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At this point, we aren't asking you to rip anything out. A lot of our students used to or still use Competitor X. We'd just like the opportunity to show you how we are different and how we have provided additional value to our customers. As our instructors and governing board come from a wide variety of backgrounds IE federal, local, state law enforcement, intelligence, military, fraud, investigation etc we can offer a fresh perspective and real world experience to open your eyes to concepts and ideas that you might not of been exposed to in the past.
I don't understand the value and I'm too busy to think about it.
The value is simple, to learn more than what we know. Enhance your current skill sets to be more effective than what you are now. And to increase your credibility within your organization and sector by having third party validation of your skill sets which is useful in court room testimony etc.
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McAfee Institute has been around since 2011 providing training within the intelligence and investigative sectors to the industry's elite in federal, local, state law enforcement, intelligence, military, retail, banking, private investigation and more.
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