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Program Includes

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

Total Hours: 60

# of Exercises: 6

# of CPE Credits Earned: 60

Delivery Method: Online Self-Study

Certificate Earned: Board Certification

Lifetime Access to the Program

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Globally Recognized

 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...
  • Enjoy 24/7 online access¬†to the latest tutorials and live instructor support in a self-paced course you can take from the comfort of your own home...
  • Earn your certification in just a few¬†short weeks... instead of months!


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.

Unlike other programs, this training is delivered 100% online in the form of self-paced video tutorial modules that you can complete when and where you want.

You'll be able to complete the entire certification (and receive your trusted and nationally recognized credentials) in only a few short weeks!

And this fast and affordable, all-new board certification program is exactly what you're getting the opportunity to experience today!

Become the Leading Investigative Expert in Your Industry with…The Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE) Program By McAfee Institute!

As one of the most respected and influential leaders and resources for professionals in the loss prevention, law enforcement, and intelligence industries, we are proud to present this world-renowned certification program!

CSMIE is a nationally accredited and recognized certification course that takes place 100% online. Inside, you'll gain complete access to our talented staff of world-class industry experts who will transfer the knowledge and expertise that you need to succeed as a law enforcement officer, loss prevention professional, private investigator, or other investigation professional.

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:

  • 100% online self-paced learning¬†that gives you 24/7 access to the program and allows you the freedom to complete it at your own convenience
  • An intensive, yet succinct self-study program¬†that makes it easy to become a Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert ‚Äď even with your busy schedule
  • Video-based tutorials¬†that appeal to visual learners and make learning more of an engaging process so that you retain more information
  • 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
  • LIVE instructor support¬†available via Chat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm CST so you can get answers to your questions and quick assistance with your course
  • And much, much more...



    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.

    But even that generous deal isn't enough for our company that strives to turn you into an influential leader who delivers amazing results to your industry. So take the next 3 days and explore the program and if you don't like it we will gladly give you your money back.

    At McAfee Institute, 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?

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    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
    • The Intelligence Cycle
    • Intelligence Collection Disciplines
    • Privacy and Data Protection
    • Social Media Intelligence
    • Open Source Intelligence
    • Social Media Intelligence & Investigations
    • Mobile Apps Intelligence & Investigations
    • Mobile Device Forensics
    • Advanced Mobile Forensics - Autopsy Demo
    • Digital Evidence
    • Social Network Searching & Monitoring
    • Google Advanced Search Techniques
    • Deep Web & Darknet Investigations
    • Setting up a Lab & Virtual Machine
    • 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 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 have one year to complete the exam from the date of enrollment. 

    Complementary Extension

    To ensure fairness and impartiality for all candidates, McAfee Institute can only consider granting complimentary extensions for Extenuating Circumstances such as bereavement, acute medical issues, military deployment, or government duty. If you believe your current situation qualifies, please review the M.I. Special Requests page for more information on the requirements and how to apply.

    Note Extenuating Circumstances Extensions: We do not provide Extenuating Circumstances exam extensions, on the basis that you have just not had time to complete it.

    If one of these situations has arisen in your life and you need to request an extension please follow this link by clicking here prior to your exam expiration date.

    You can purchase an¬†exam license here¬†ÔĽŅÔĽŅ for $997 USD separately to sit for the exam if you don't buy the training bundle.

    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¬ģ. The 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).

    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 Expert (CSMIE), 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 Expert training only, you may do so by enrolling in the Qualified Social Media Intelligence Expert (Q|SMIE) program. Upon completion of the Qualified Social Media Intelligence Expert (Q|SMIE) training program, you will receive a certificate of completion. Click the image below to find out more. 

    Qualified Social Media Intelligence Expert (Q|SMIE)


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    The McAfee Institute has partnered with Credentialing Assistance (CA) to provide funding for training and exams leading to an industry-recognized academic or vocational credential. > See more here

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    Veterans Benefits & G.I. Bill¬ģ

    This online program is¬†NOT eligible for veterans education benefits/G.I. Bill¬ģ.¬†GI Bill¬ģ is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at¬†> See more here

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    I learned a lot! Thanks!

    Carsten T.
    Germany Germany

    Excellent Course!!!

    This was a really good and thorough course on social media intelligence to take, and I highly recommend anyone in law enforcement, intelligence, or investigations to take it!!!

    Nicholas T.
    United States United States

    Nice Course

    Course is presented in an easy to follow format. Kept me engaged which is not easy when it comes to online courses. I have recommended this course to my colleagues.

    Kurtis M.


    Excellent course I learned some important information to help with my current and future jobs.

    Alfred D.

    Flexible learninmg opportunity, good course

    The material is in-depth and can be learned at the user's own pace. For motivated self-starters, this is perfect. Glad to have the new skills and the certification was a welcome addition to my resume and LinkedIn profile.

    Tim G.

    Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)

    A great course and very up-to-date with current trends and information. Well worth the cost and time, I will continue to use the McAfee Institute for additional training and certifications.!

    Wayne M.

    Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)

    The class was very informative and would be a great course for a stepping stone

    Alana L.

    Thank you for the great training CSMIE.

    Hello all McAfee Institute team I am very satisfied for the quality of the training and the educational quality of instructors McAfee. I recommend to all professionals

    Paulo D.
    Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)


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