You will examine these new innovative ideas in-depth as they are introduced by our experienced instructors which come from the world of eCommerce, loss prevention, law enforcement, and the intelligence community to bring you an action packed seminar that will leave you eager to return to work, to utilize your new found skill set.

  • Navigate the website, search, advanced search, sign-up, register a profile
  • Learn about connections, friend’s request, & privacy settings
  • Identify fraudsters, criminals, and illegal information Identify personal details, addresses, phone numbers, email address & more
  • Learn how to bypass privacy settings, visualize seller networks and gather intelligence
  • Identification of criminal activity and what is needed to prosecute
  • Evidence gathering and chain of custody for digital evidence
  • Legalities of online investigations, terms of service violations and subpoenas

What is included?

  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small, interactive classes
  • Specialized manual and course materials
  • Personalized certificate of completion

What you receive:

Participant Guidebook – This manual is filled with tons of open source intelligence resources that continue to enhance the learning process after the workshop is over.


Course Benefits:

  • Access: 24/7/365 Online Unlimited Access
  • Credential Earned:Certificate of Completion
  • Availability: Desktop, Mobile, Tablet
  • CPE Credits: Included
  • Nationally Recognized Credential: NASBA, NICE, MicroDegree & More
  • Live Mentors: Available 9-6PM CST via Chat


Advanced Social Media Investigations

  • Course Resources
  • An overview of Advanced Social Media Investigations
  • Defining Open Source Intelligence
  • A World of Sock Puppets
  • Domain Names
  • Username Workflow
  • Search Engines
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Hootsuite and SproutSocial
  • Quiz: Advanced Social Media Investigations

Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations

  • Legal Fundamentals (Reading Assignment)
  • Introduction to Legal Fundamentals
  • Understanding Your Role as a Corporate Investigator
  • Understanding Your Employees Rights
  • The Electronic Communications Privacy Act
  • Understanding Law Enforcement Concerns
  • An Agent of the Law
  • Federal Laws to Prosecute CyberCrimes
  • Becoming an Expert Witness
  • Dauberts Standards, What is it?
  • Common Task of an Expert Witness
  • Preparing to Become an Expert Witness
  • Your Role as a Consultant
  • How to Prepare Your Testimony for Court
  • Preparing Forensic and Computer Evidence
  • Quiz: Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations

Documenting Social Media Evidence

  • Documenting Social Media Evidence (Reading Assignment)
  • Quiz: Documenting Social Media Evidence

Digital Evidence

  • Social Media Evidence (Reading Assignment)
  • Final Exam: Digital Evidence

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Brian Cleburn
Pittsburgh, PA

Great info

Great information provided.

James R.
United States

Exactly what i needed

This was a great introductory course and showed some really good tips and techniques for searching social media sites. Also, a few of the websites revealed gave some really in-depth information which was perfect for the job I do. Great job!

Alfredo K.
United States

It was good for the price

I was a fan at first, then the never ending emails with an abuse of the scarcity principle. You need to stop that. You need to redo your powerpoints and add some interactivity. I really do believe in what you are doing but after awhile it just became kind of hacky and I know you guys are better than that.

Sairam Palabindela

Insights of this course is Excellent

The topics covered,issues discussed and the guidance for the preparation and understanding of concepts are excellent!

Rituraj Mate

This course will push me a step forward towards processional excellence

I undertook the Advance Social Media Intelligence Gathering and this course has broadened my perspective and also sharpen my skills and approach towards social media intelligence gathering. I am sure anyone who undergoes training for this set of skills will be at least a step ahead I sincerely want to thank MecAfee Institute for developing such a wonderful content Rituraj Mate