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Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA)

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Overview

 Empower Yourself to Navigate the Digital Landscape with Precision

Introducing the SMIA Online Board Certification – the definitive solution to empower law enforcement, intelligence professionals, and investigators in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Our program equips you with the cutting-edge intelligence and investigative techniques deployed by the nation's premier cyber investigators, enabling you to overcome challenges and excel in today's complex digital realm.

Master the Digital Terrain:
We recognize the complexities of keeping pace with the ever-changing world of social media, cybercrime, and digital intelligence. That's why we've meticulously crafted this all-encompassing program, drawing from over 25 years of hands-on experience across Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement, and Military Intelligence sectors. Our insights into successes and pitfalls provide you the edge you need in conducting effective social media investigations.

Unveiling the SMIA Experience:
The SMIA certification isn't just a qualification; it's a journey of dynamic learning. This program is entirely online, featuring practical tutorials, engaging videos, and personal mentorship. Armed with this knowledge, you'll confidently apply your newfound skills, emerging as a leader in your organization or agency.

Tailored Curriculum for Success:
The SMIA Certification program comprises ten meticulously curated modules that align with the core competencies needed to excel in the esteemed SMIA exam. These self-paced modules offer you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and on your own terms.

Become a Trusted Expert:
By enrolling in the SMIA Online Board Certification, you're arming yourself with the expertise to conquer the challenges confronted by law enforcement, intelligence, and investigators in the digital era. Become the go-to authority in your organization, transforming today's hurdles into tomorrow's successes.

Seize Your Potential:
The digital landscape is waiting – don't hesitate. Enroll now in the SMIA program, and ignite your journey towards unlocking your true potential in the world of social media intelligence.

ELIGIBILITY

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).

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) 

    Your Learning Package

    Tuition Includes:Official Training Program, Official Digital Study Manual, Official Prep Review Quizzes, Online Proctor License, 1-Year Exam License, Digital Certification & Credential



    Certificate Earned:Board Certification


    # 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 Social Media Intelligence Analyst Certification Program
    Introduction to the Social Media Intelligence Analyst Certification Program.


    Social Media Investigations
    Techniques and methodologies for conducting investigations on social media platforms.


    Advanced Social Media Investigations
    Advanced strategies and tools for conducting in-depth social media investigations.


    Mobile Forensics
    Introduction to mobile device forensics and evidence extraction.


    Advanced Mobile Forensics - Autopsy Demo
    Advanced techniques in mobile forensics demonstrated using the Autopsy forensic tool.


    Chatting Applications
    Investigating chatting applications and extracting relevant information for intelligence purposes.


    On-Line Dating Applications
    Exploring the world of online dating applications and the associated investigations.


    Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations
    Understanding the legal considerations and procedures in cyber investigations.


    Preparing Your Case File
    Techniques for organizing and preparing comprehensive case files for social media intelligence analysis.


    Final Board Exam
    Comprehensive exam to assess the knowledge and skills acquired throughout the certification program.

    RESEARCH BASED ASSIGNMENTS

    Through out this program you will be tasked with completing multiple researched based assignments and discussions that are required to complete the program.

    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 & Renewal Details

    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.

    RENEWAL

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

    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 here to purchase just an exam.  

    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.

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    • Kenneth V.
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      Ken Velasquez SMIA certification

      The course was very easy to follow and understand. All materials needs to learn and pass the course were provided.

    • Earl W.
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      Social Media Intelligence Analyst

      Certainly a unique course that provided some real world knowledge basic and expertise for online investigation.

    • Claudia C.
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      Perfect online course

      I am almost half way through my online McAfee Institute course for SMIA. The videos are just the right length, and broken up by topic. I like that I can rewind something if I missed it or need to hear it again. The audio is clear and videos are smooth.

    • Wayne A.
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      Awesome course

      Great, the whole course was laid out well, and provided a ton of information along with the training.

    • Sam P.
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      Great Course!

      I think it is a great starter course. I have been doing investigations using SM for the past 10 years and this course made me think about a few things to add to my toolbox. Really liked the at my pace learning. Thank you!

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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 enrollment to complete the certification program and examination.

    Is everything I need included in a certification program?

    Yes, you will not need any other resources or materials as the certification program is all inclusive of the content you need to study and pass for the board exam.

    Does McAfee Institute use a Proctor for the exams?

    The McAfee Institute utilizes ProctorU which is an online exam proctoring services for all courses which require a proctored exam. This secure, cloud-based proctoring service allows students to take secure exams at their convenience while maintaining university integrity. The exam can be accessed through www.mcafeeinstitute.com. More instructions and training videos for utilizing ProctorU can be viewed in the New Student Orientation. A PC or Mac, webcam (external or built-in), and an internet connection are required.

    Students should be prepared to show two (2) forms of personal ID. Both must have a signature, and both must be current. One of the two must have the student’s photo. The ID bearing both a signature and photo must be government-issued.

    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.

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    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.

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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. 

    McAfee Institute

    Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA)

    $947.00

     Empower Yourself to Navigate the Digital Landscape with Precision

    Introducing the SMIA Online Board Certification – the definitive solution to empower law enforcement, intelligence professionals, and investigators in the ever-evolving digital landscape. Our program equips you with the cutting-edge intelligence and investigative techniques deployed by the nation's premier cyber investigators, enabling you to overcome challenges and excel in today's complex digital realm.

    Master the Digital Terrain:
    We recognize the complexities of keeping pace with the ever-changing world of social media, cybercrime, and digital intelligence. That's why we've meticulously crafted this all-encompassing program, drawing from over 25 years of hands-on experience across Federal, State, Local Law Enforcement, and Military Intelligence sectors. Our insights into successes and pitfalls provide you the edge you need in conducting effective social media investigations.

    Unveiling the SMIA Experience:
    The SMIA certification isn't just a qualification; it's a journey of dynamic learning. This program is entirely online, featuring practical tutorials, engaging videos, and personal mentorship. Armed with this knowledge, you'll confidently apply your newfound skills, emerging as a leader in your organization or agency.

    Tailored Curriculum for Success:
    The SMIA Certification program comprises ten meticulously curated modules that align with the core competencies needed to excel in the esteemed SMIA exam. These self-paced modules offer you the flexibility to learn at your own pace and on your own terms.

    Become a Trusted Expert:
    By enrolling in the SMIA Online Board Certification, you're arming yourself with the expertise to conquer the challenges confronted by law enforcement, intelligence, and investigators in the digital era. Become the go-to authority in your organization, transforming today's hurdles into tomorrow's successes.

    Seize Your Potential:
    The digital landscape is waiting – don't hesitate. Enroll now in the SMIA program, and ignite your journey towards unlocking your true potential in the world of social media intelligence.

    ELIGIBILITY

    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).

    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) 

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