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Certified in Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT)

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Elevate Your Investigative Skillset: Master the World of C|OSINT

Become the Cyber Investigative Expert that Agencies Trust: Welcome to the C|OSINT Certification, your definitive pathway to mastering Open Source Intelligence. Delivered by industry veterans from military intelligence, law enforcement, and cybersecurity, this program equips you with immediately applicable, respected, and in-demand skills.

Unlock Practical Intelligence Techniques: Gain access to actionable skills that are instrumental for investigations across various sectors, including law enforcement, military intelligence, loss prevention, and cybersecurity. Our comprehensive curriculum covers key areas like Open Source Intelligence, Social Media Intelligence, Cyber Investigations, Intelligence Collection, and Legal Fundamentals.

Your Questions Answered: Why Choose C|OSINT?

  • Is this certification globally recognized? Absolutely. Our program is trusted and endorsed within the industry and has gained worldwide recognition.
  • What real-world skills will I acquire? You will gain hands-on experience in Open Source Intelligence, Social Media Intelligence, and Cyber Investigations, among others.
  • How long is the program? The course is designed for flexible learning, allowing you to complete it within 3 to 6 months depending on your schedule. You can move as fast or as slow as you want. You have one year to complete the exam.
  • What's the ROI on completing this certification? With C|OSINT, you're not just gaining a certification; you're entering an elite network of highly skilled cyber investigators and boosting your career prospects immensely.

Join an Elite Network and Drive Efficiency: Become proficient in conducting fast, accurate, and effective cyber investigations while becoming a part of a global community of experts. Your future in investigative intelligence will be amplified, offering you unprecedented career growth opportunities.

Industry-Aligned and Future-Ready: Our course is meticulously designed in alignment with the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, ensuring that your skills are cutting-edge and in high demand.

Exclusive Offer: Enroll today and gain complimentary access to our private C|OSINT community, receive ongoing curriculum updates, and get specialized career support.

Your Future, Amplified: This isn't just a course; it's an investment in a transformative journey. Emerge with new skills, broader horizons, and the confidence to excel in the industry.

Take the Leap to Elite Status Today: Are you ready for a transformative experience filled with career-defining opportunities and breakthrough moments? Click below to embark on this life-changing journey.

ELIGIBILITY 

Bachelor’s degree or higher (no experience is needed)

OR

Associate degree plus 2 YEARS of professional work experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention 

OR

High school diploma or equivalency plus 3 YEARS of professional work experience as stated above. 

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 C|OSINT. 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 Certified in Open Source Intelligence.

    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:11,487


    # of CPE Credits:50


    # of Exercises:9


    Language:English


    Delivery Method:Online Self-Study


    Length of Program (hours):55 hours

    Training Modules

    Welcome to C|OSINT
    Welcome to the Comprehensive Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT) course.


    The Foundation of OSINT
    Introduction to the fundamental principles and concepts of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT).


    The Intelligence Cycle
    Understanding the stages and processes involved in the intelligence cycle.


    Intelligence Collection Disciplines
    Exploring various intelligence collection disciplines and their relevance in gathering information.


    Privacy and Data Protection
    Understanding the importance of privacy regulations and data protection in OSINT practices.


    Setting Up a Lab & Virtual Machine
    Step-by-step guide to setting up a lab environment and virtual machine for OSINT activities.


    Critical Thinking
    Developing critical thinking skills for effective analysis and decision-making in OSINT.


    OSINT Browser Configuration
    Configuring web browsers for optimal OSINT data collection and analysis.


    Open Source Intelligence Research
    Techniques and methodologies for conducting research using open source intelligence tools and resources.


    Advanced OSINT Research
    Advanced techniques and strategies for conducting in-depth OSINT research.


    SOCMINT
    Understanding and utilizing Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT) in OSINT operations.


    Mobile Apps OSINT
    Investigating mobile applications for OSINT purposes.


    OSINT and SOCMINT Recon and Intelligence
    Combining OSINT and SOCMINT techniques for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering.


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

    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 OSINT training course? Within this program, you are going to discover cutting-edge techniques and real-world training in OSINT & SOCMINT 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 open-source course 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.

    ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

    What if I don’t want to attend the OSINT training course 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 Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT), 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 Open Source Intelligence training only, you may do so by enrolling in the Qualified Open Source Intelligence (Q|OSINT) program. Upon completion of the Qualified Open Source Intelligence (Q|OSINT) training program, you will receive a certificate of completion. 

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    16 reviews
    • Ateeb M.
      Verified Buyer
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Recommended

      I earned my certification last week and I would highly recommend this certification. I feel better equipped and more knowledgeable now that I have undergone this course. Being board certified makes me stand out and is a special feather in my cap.

    • Kristin S.
      Verified Buyer
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Fantastic class!

      This was a great class! The material was very comprehensive, and the teachers were top-notch! I would definitely recommend.

    • Michael M.
      Verified Buyer
      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Great Content, Good ProctorU Experience

      I enjoyed the training and assignments for the course. I discovered new tools and techniques, learned how to conduct investigations using critical thinking skills. I would recommend the course to anyone interested in sharpening their open source investigation skills. Because I have experience and interest in dark markets, I would like to see additional content on TOR-based investigations and tools.

    • Salman A.
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      Rated 5 out of 5 stars
      Great course

      if anyone care about osint i recommend this course for investigator or cyber professional.

    • Andrey R.
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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.

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    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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    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.

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    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. 

    McAfee Institute

    Certified in Open Source Intelligence (C|OSINT)

    $997.00 $2,997.00

    Elevate Your Investigative Skillset: Master the World of C|OSINT

    Become the Cyber Investigative Expert that Agencies Trust: Welcome to the C|OSINT Certification, your definitive pathway to mastering Open Source Intelligence. Delivered by industry veterans from military intelligence, law enforcement, and cybersecurity, this program equips you with immediately applicable, respected, and in-demand skills.

    Unlock Practical Intelligence Techniques: Gain access to actionable skills that are instrumental for investigations across various sectors, including law enforcement, military intelligence, loss prevention, and cybersecurity. Our comprehensive curriculum covers key areas like Open Source Intelligence, Social Media Intelligence, Cyber Investigations, Intelligence Collection, and Legal Fundamentals.

    Your Questions Answered: Why Choose C|OSINT?

    Join an Elite Network and Drive Efficiency: Become proficient in conducting fast, accurate, and effective cyber investigations while becoming a part of a global community of experts. Your future in investigative intelligence will be amplified, offering you unprecedented career growth opportunities.

    Industry-Aligned and Future-Ready: Our course is meticulously designed in alignment with the National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework, ensuring that your skills are cutting-edge and in high demand.

    Exclusive Offer: Enroll today and gain complimentary access to our private C|OSINT community, receive ongoing curriculum updates, and get specialized career support.

    Your Future, Amplified: This isn't just a course; it's an investment in a transformative journey. Emerge with new skills, broader horizons, and the confidence to excel in the industry.

    Take the Leap to Elite Status Today: Are you ready for a transformative experience filled with career-defining opportunities and breakthrough moments? Click below to embark on this life-changing journey.

    ELIGIBILITY 

    Bachelor’s degree or higher (no experience is needed)

    OR

    Associate degree plus 2 YEARS of professional work experience in e-commerce, fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and loss prevention 

    OR

    High school diploma or equivalency plus 3 YEARS of professional work experience as stated above. 

    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 C|OSINT. 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 Certified in Open Source Intelligence.

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