Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA)
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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.
Welcome to Social Media Intelligence Analyst Certification ProgramIntroduction to the Social Media Intelligence Analyst Certification Program.
Social Media InvestigationsTechniques and methodologies for conducting investigations on social media platforms.
Advanced Social Media InvestigationsAdvanced strategies and tools for conducting in-depth social media investigations.
Mobile ForensicsIntroduction to mobile device forensics and evidence extraction.
Advanced Mobile Forensics - Autopsy DemoAdvanced techniques in mobile forensics demonstrated using the Autopsy forensic tool.
Chatting ApplicationsInvestigating chatting applications and extracting relevant information for intelligence purposes.
On-Line Dating ApplicationsExploring the world of online dating applications and the associated investigations.
Legal Fundamentals of Cyber InvestigationsUnderstanding the legal considerations and procedures in cyber investigations.
Preparing Your Case FileTechniques for organizing and preparing comprehensive case files for social media intelligence analysis.
Final Board ExamComprehensive 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 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.
The cost is $125 for an additional two years and requires proof of completion of 15 CPE credits.
Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention
Associates degree plus two years of experience as stated above
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)
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.
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.
Windows 10 (Windows 10 S mode is not supported)
MacOS 10.13 (Oldest Still Maintained Version)
More than 2 core CPU, less than 85% CPU Usage
More than 4 core CPU, less than 50% CPU Usage
Internet Download Speed
Internet Upload Speed
4 GB, less than 95% Ram Usage
16 GB, less than 90% Usage
1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
1935, 843, 80, 443, 61613, UDP/TCP
1366 x 768
1920 x 1080 and above
- 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
- Microsoft Edge browser
- Google Chromebooks (with Guardian Browser)
- Google Chromebooks for Live+ or Review+
- Tablets (Nexus, iPad, Tab, Note, etc.)
- 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
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The course was very easy to follow and understand. All materials needs to learn and pass the course were provided.
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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.
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Great, the whole course was laid out well, and provided a ton of information along with the training.
- Sam P.Verified BuyerRated 5 out of 5 starsGreat 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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