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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.

Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)

Tuition Only: $1247

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60 Hours
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ONLINE SELF-STUDY
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Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert (CSMIE)

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!

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Certification Curriculum

This CSMIE certification program is made up of 13 core competencies that were derived from our governing board. We teach you these core competencies, the thought processes, and how to apply them in the real world and then test you to those skill sets.

Welcome to CSMIE

Welcome and Introduction  
Course Guide & Expectations  
Official CSMIE Study Manual  
Professional Code of Conduct  
Honesty Policy  
Prep Review Quiz: Introduction & Policies  

Preparing for Cyber Investigations  

The Foundation of OSINT (Reading Assignment)  
The Foundation of OSINT
Defining an OSINT Standard
OSIF Sub-types
Defining and Using Intelligence
Prep Review Quiz: Foundations of OSINT

Social Media Intelligence

Introduction to Social Media Investigations & Intelligence  
Social Media Investigations (Reading Assignment)  
Online Deception in Social Media (Reading Assignment)  

Open Source Intelligence

Open Source Intelligence (Reading Assignment)  
Open Source Intelligence Explored  
A World of Sock Puppets  
Criminals: An Inside Look in Dumb Criminals Posting Criminal Acts Online
Keep Yourself Protected  
How to Develop a Digital Case File  
Prep Review Quiz: Open Source Intelligence  

Legal Fundamentals

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  
Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations Summary  
Prep Review Quiz: Legal Fundamentals of Cyber Investigations  
Dauberts Standards, What is it?  

Social Media Intelligence & Investigations 

Facebook Intelligence & Investigations  
Facebook Advance Search (Example)  
Twitter Intelligence & Investigations  
Twitter Advance Searching (Examples)  
LinkedIn Intelligence & Investigations  
Instagram Intelligence & Investigations  
Instagram Advance Search (Examples)  
Pinterest Intelligence & Investigations  
Tumblr Intelligence & Investigations  
Flickr Intelligence & Investigations  

Social Network Searching & Monitoring

How to Utilize HootSuite  
How to Set Up Tabs & Streams  
How to Add a Social Network  
Publishing a Message  
Start Engaging Your Audience  
Monitoring Advanced Streams  
How to Use Suggestions  
How to Create an Analytics Report  

Mobile Apps Intelligence & Investigations

TikTok Intelligence  
SnapChat Intelligence  
Tinder Intelligence  
KIK Intelligence  
WhatsApp Intelligence  

Deep Web & Darknet Investigations

Deep Web Investigations (Reading Assignment)  
The Deep Web!  
Getting Started with TOR (Step by Step)​  
Introducing the TOR Project  
The Deep Web (Overview)  
Deep Web Drug Markets  
VPN Services  
Hidden Wiki  
Black Market Links  
Hitman and Escrow Dark Web Links  
Prep Review Quiz: Intelligence & Investigations Into The Dark Web  

Google Advanced Search Techniques

Google Advanced Search (Reading Assignment)  
Google Search Methods  
Google Advanced Operators  
Google Subpoena Legal Compliance  
Google Law Enforcement Guidelines  
Prep Review Quiz: Advanced Search Techniques  

Terrorism Investigations Using Social Media

Understanding ISIS (Reading Assignment)  
An Exploration into ISIS Extremism  
Network Mapping of ISIS  
Examination of Terrorism  
Analyzing the Social Media Footprint of Street Gangs  
Resources  
Prep Review Quiz: Criminal Activity Using Social Media  

Cryptocurrency Explored

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency (Reading Assignment)  
What is Bitcoin?  
What is Bitcoin Mining  
Prep Review Quiz: Exploring Cryptocurrency  

The Intelligence Cycle

The Intelligence Cycle (Reading Assignment)  
The Intelligence Cycle  
Collection & Data Gathering  
Collection & Data Gathering  
Processing & Exploitation  
Analysis and Production
Dissemination
Evaluation & Feedback
Prep Review Quiz: The Intelligence Cycle  

Intelligence Collection Disciplines 

Intelligence Collection Disciplines (Reading Assignment)  
Intelligence Collection Disciplines  
Prep Review Quiz: Intelligence Collection Disciplines  

Privacy and Data Protection  

Data Protection and Privacy Law (Reading Assignment)  
Data Protection and Privacy Law
Prep Review Quiz: Data Protection  

Digital Evidence 

Digital Evidence (Reading Assignment)  

Setting Up a Lab & Virtual Machine  

Setting Up a Lab & Virtual Machine  
Virtual Machine Overview and Installation  
Prep Review Quiz: Setting up a Lab & Virtual Machine  

Mobile Forensics

Mobile Forensics (Reading Assignment)  
Intro to Mobile Forensics  
NIST Manual Purpose and Scope
NIST Manual Audience Assumption
Background of Mobile Forensics
Mobile Device Charasteristics
Memory Considerations
Identity Module Characteristics
Cellular Network Characteristics
Other Communication Systems

Guidelines & Sample Forms

Law Enforcement Guidelines (Reading Assignment)  
Sample Forms (Reading Assignment)  

Final Board Exam 

Preparing for the Exam  
Exam Application  
Prep Review Quiz: Final Exam Preparation  
Final Exam C|OSINT  
Practical Exercises  

Jeremy Jones CDCI, CSMIE, CECI

Former and currently enrolled student Jeremy Jones gives his testimonial review on McAfee Institute.

He explains how McAfee changed his life after completing his certifications, and is very proud of how far he has came. Jeremy currently holds three certifications from the McAfee Institute the CDCI, CSMIE, CECI.

What can this certification do for your career?

Enhance Your Professional Skills

You get to learn from the best of the best within the intelligence and investigative sectors.

Recognition & Credibility

The credential and designation is a game changer for your career. We provide third party validation of your skill sets which are highly recognized within the industry.

New Career Opportunities

Open the door to new career opportunities and promotions.

Increased Compensation

Our certified professionals make over 30% more money than their counterparts without our credentials based on our latest salary survey.

Enhance Your Professional Skills

You get to learn from the best of the best within the intelligence and investigative sectors.

Recognition & Credibility

The credential and designation is a game changer for your career. We provide third party validation of your skill sets which are highly recognized within the industry.

New Career Opportunities

Open the door to new career opportunities and promotions.

Increased Compensation

Our certified professionals make over 30% more money than their counterparts without our credentials based on our latest salary survey.

What's Included?

So what's included when you enroll in this CSMIE certification training package today?
Official Social Media Intelligence Expert Training Online Program
(Value $1247)

We offer 100% online-self study programs that you can take from any device and any place around the world as long as you have a good internet connection. You can pick back up right where you left off at any time. And you get lifetime access and updates to the content.
Official Social Media Intelligence Expert Certification Prep Review Quizzes
(Value $499)

The prep review quizzes help you to prepare for the board exam and test your knowledge as you progress through the program. You can take these quizzes as many times as you would like over the duration of the course.
Official Social Media Intelligence Expert Certification Digital Study Guide
(Value $299)

The digital study guide is the foundation in which the board exam questions are derived from. The digital study manual is all digital so you know what that means right? You get access right away. That also means we can push updates instantly when things change in the industry. It also means you never pay for updates link you do if you buy a physical book.
Official Social Media Intelligence Expert Online Exam License - 1 Year Access
(Value $450)

The board certification examination is taken online from the comfort of your home or office when you want to take it. You have one year from the date of purchase to sit for the exam.
Live Instructor Support During Your Program
(Value $997)

We offer the best of both worlds. You can study online as you see fit. But when you need help or have a question, we have live instructors to help and the click of a button.
Online Proctoring with ProctorU
(Value $197)

The McAfee Institute utilizes ProctorU is a live online proctoring service available 24/7 that allows students to take all McAfee Institute certification exams from anywhere using a webcam and Internet connection. This service uses live proctors who monitor exams by observing the student (via webcam) and their computer screen in real-time. The biggest benefit is that it allows students to take secure exams at their convenience while maintaining the integrity of the examination process. 
Digital Graduation Package
(Value $497)

Upon graduation, you get a certified digital board certification and credential. You can send this to anyone in the world electronically, and it's verifiable. You get a digital transcript and CPE award letter as well. For an additional fee, you can purchase a physical board certification to showcase your achievement on the wall as well.

Why Choose the McAfee Institute

What makes us different than the rest of the certification providers.

Live Instructor Support

You can access live instructor help whenever you need it while taking any of our programs. Both while in the program and after completion. 

Lifetime Access

You get lifetime access to our programs and the content for as long as the program exhist.

You dont pay for updates

You never pay for updated versions of our content. Once we make updates to the content it's pushed to you automatically for FREE.

Realworld Applicable Training

Our programs are taught by real-world practitioners in the intelligence and investigative sectors. What we teach can be immediately applied at work on the same day.

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Get Started Today, It is quick and easy.

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Exam Information

Exam Details

The CSMIE board exam is a proctored exam and is graded on a pass/fail system by obtaining a 70% or better is considered a passing grade. The open-source certification 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. 

 Proctor Details

The proctoring is done by ProctorU and is online from the comfort of your home or office and is included in your tuition.

Renewal Details

 You have to renew the board certification every two years, once you are certified. The cost is $125 for an additional two years. CPE requirements are listed here.

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NICCS

The C|OSINT Supports the National Cyber-Security Workforce Framework (Homeland Security) The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework supports the nation’s cybersecurity workforce development efforts.
  •  The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides a simple, standardized way to define cybersecurity work across multiple sectors
  •  The National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework provides detailed descriptions of types of cybersecurity work, the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for each area, and descriptions of common specialties.
  •  With this advanced OSINT training, Students will graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers need
  • Colleges can create programs that are aligned with jobs,
  • With this OSINT certification, Employees will have a better-defined career path and opportunities, and 
  • Policymakers can set standards to promote workforce professionalization.

 Our goal is to create an industry-leading body of knowledge and skillsets that meet the McAfee Institute's high standards that can be taught, tested, and validated so you can be successful in your career regardless if you are in law enforcement, intelligence, loss prevention, private investigations, information security, or cybersecurity.
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Eli Wilkerson CECI, CPCI

Former and currently enrolled student Eli Wilkerson gives his testimonial review on McAfee Institute.

He explains how McAfee exceeded his expectations that other board certification providers could not meet. Eli currently holds two certifications from the McAfee Institute the CECI and CPCI.

FAQs

Frequently questions asked
 When does the program start?  

Upon Enrollment you can start immediately! You have one year from purchase to complete the final exam. Enjoy unlimited access to the program material and future updates to the course!

I know that if I commit fully and apply what I learn, I’ll get tremendous value. That said, how much time do I need to set aside each week?

If you plan to work through the program to be more effective at work in the quickest and most effective manner, we recommend between 4-6 hours per week to watch the training, complete your assignments and — if you’d like — engage with our mentors and the community. Many of our students go through the program as best they can; pause and return to it as their schedule allows. If you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. You get lifetime access to the training and can easily work at your own pace, on your own schedule. Most of our students have full-time jobs or businesses and families. This experience is designed to stretch you, but it can also be customized to your life. The more focus and dedication you put into the program, the more you’ll get out of it. To be clear, there are no fast or guaranteed results. Advancing your career, credibility, and expertise so that it actually matters is not an 6-week, linear event. This program mirrors the reality of being one of the best cyber intelligence & investigative professionals around the world — it’s intense, time-consuming, demanding and something you’ll work on for the life of your business.

Do I need to attend the CMSIE at certain times or can I access it any time I want?  

You can access the material at your convenience. The core training consists of pre-recorded videos, tutorials, investigative assignments, resources, and worksheets so you can access the materials anytime you want. 

What are the eligibility requirements?

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 Or


Associates degree plus six years of experience


 OR 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®. 


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).

Are your programs accredited and recognized?

Our programs are accredited by the Missouri Dept. of Education and through NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy) an SHRM to issue Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. We are also recognized by the NICCS (National Initiative for Cybersecurity Careers and Studies) and partners with Homeland Security on this endeavor. Our programs are recognized throughout thousands of law enforcement, 500 & 1000 organizations around the world. We have gain industry recognition over the last 5 years as being one of the Fastest Growing Companies on the INC 500. We are #1 in Education & #35 Fastest Growing Companies out of 500 of the top companies around the world. We have also been voted #1 in Illinois as The Best of the Best Places to Work.

Is everything online or do I need to travel?

Your entire program is conducted online from the comfort of your home, office, park, or wherever else you would like to take it.  

What if I try this program and it doesn’t work for me — can I get my money back?  

Yes. We’re not here to hold anyone hostage. Here’s how our guarantee works. Test drive the 5% of the program within the next 3 days and if you don’t feel this program is right for you — just email our support team, show us your completed coursework and we’ll issue you a fast and complete refund. The reason we ask for your completed course work is simple. We only want to work with people who are truly committed to taking massive, consistent action and using the ideas and strategies to create real change. We devote a tremendous amount of time, energy and human resources into our students in this program, so it’s vital that you’re as committed to taking action as we are to supporting your success.

Can I use GI Bill for this program?

Yes, you can. If you would like to use GI Bill, Voc Rehab or Exam Reimbursement with the VA please open a chat with us below as we can help with the process.

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