Basic Open Source (OSINT) Research & Analysis

Course Description

This course on Basic Open Source (OSINT) Research & Analysis Training in Dubai UAE is designed to provide an intensive introduction and basic skills enhancement to people charged with the responsibility to perform OSINT research and SOCMINT tasks that may not have received any formal training in this area.

Course Benefits

Learn the fundamentals of contemporary Open Source and Social Media Intelligence Tradecraft from recognised leaders in the field including:

  • Appreciation of the OS environment
  • Legal and Ethical Guidance
  • Tradecraft
  • Exploitation

The course will significantly enhance the trainee’s capabilities to maximize the resources, data and tools at their disposal to achieve organisational requirements.

Intended Audience

Anyone required to research, collect and analyse open sourced and social media based intelligence that has received no formal training in the subject.

Course Competencies

Students would be expected to be computer literate and able to conduct basic workflows.


The course will be delivered in English

Delivery Style

40% Instructor led theory, 60% Instructor led practical sessions

Course Contents

Appreciation of the OS environment

  • Opportunities, Challenges and Threats
  • Legal and Ethical Guidance
  • Search Tradecraft
  • Optimising Search
  • Advanced Search Techniques
  • Profile Management and Risk Reduction
  • Technical Anonymity/Low Attribution
  • Security Tradecraft
  • Social Media exploitation
  • Orientation around the most commonly used platforms Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn etc.
  • Identifying influence
  • Event monitoring
  • Situational Awareness
  • Emerging social media platforms
  • Source Evaluation
  • Verifying User Generated Content on Social Media

This Basic Open Source (OSINT) Research & Analysis Training in Dubai is intended for beginners entering the world of intelligence.