OSINT - Tools & Techniques - Free Demo

Learn the tools and skills of an OSINT professional from a certified expert with a law enforcement background.
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OSINT (Open-Source Intelligence) tools and techniques
Flow charts to explain the OSINT process for the tools and techniques taught
Software tools and browser add-ons for Open Source investigations
Investigation techniques for Social Media sites including Facebook, LinkedIn, TikTok and Twitter
How to set up your system for investigations to limit exposure


  • A computer to install the add-ons, software and to use for your OSINT investigations
  • A smartphone for your social media accounts


Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) - Tools & Techniques is a course developed by Intelligence with Steve, a specialist Intelligence training company based in the UK. The course has been designed by an expert in criminal investigation, who has successfully utilised OSINT techniques during both Police and Private investigations. The trainer has a law enforcement background and successfully used the skills demonstrated within this course to identify and locate criminal individuals.

This course is a free demonstration version made up from excerpts that all feature within the full course, Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) - Tools & Techniques, which can be found on Udemy. This is an opportunity for you to try before you buy and to test out some of the content of the full course, before you part with your hard-earned cash. This short demonstration version shows by explaining how to conduct your own investigations, with flowcharts showing the Investigative process. The course also covers basic OSINT theory, virtual machines and searching LinkedIn by email address. The full course can be found at on the Intelligence with Steve Teachable site, which can be found through our website at www(.)intelligencewithsteve(.)com

See below a full description of the full course, followed by a list of all of the content:

"The Internet is a vital tool for investigation, with individuals now sharing more information on themselves than ever. Through the effective use of web browsers, search engines and social media you can find a plethora of information on an individual, this is referred to as Open-Source Intelligence. This course will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) and has been expertly crafted to cover all of the core basics that you will need to know so that you can conduct your own OSINT investigations.

This course is suitable for anyone in either the public or private sectors, particularly those within law enforcement, corporate security, investigations, journalism and human resources, who are all heavily involved in the collection of information for intelligence purposes.

Through this course, you'll learn the best way to set up your machine to conduct investigations, as well as the current techniques utilised in the day to day work of an OSINT professional. This course will demonstrate tools currently available to aid OSINT practitioners in their investigations and research into individuals and businesses.

At the end of this course, you'll be able to conduct your own OSINT investigations and will have a thorough understanding of the tools at your disposal. Whether you're a solo practitioner just starting out, someone just interested in what an OSINT specialist does or can find out about you, or you're a seasoned professional looking for a refresher and an overview of the best systems currently available, this course will suit your needs."

Who this course is for:

  • Intelligence professionals (Researchers, Officers and Analysts)
  • Investigators
  • Journalists
  • Recruitment Consultants
  • Anyone seeking an insight into how OSINT practitioners operate, to see what information about you may be available.
  • Employers or future employers looking to do a background check


Certified Intelligence Professional & OSINT Practitioner
Steve Adams
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 528 Reviews
  • 7,551 Students
  • 2 Courses

I'm a certified OSINT Practitioner and Intelligence Analyst. With a background in Law and Sociology, specialising in Criminology, I joined one of the largest Police forces in the UK as an Intelligence Analyst. With the Police, I trained to the IPP and NIAT standard and was responsible for analysis of crime to support active investigations and to identify the optimal direction of resources. I now work in the private sector within Criminal and Security Intelligence. Here, my speciality is in conducting Internet Intelligence and Investigations activity, conducting OSINT investigations into individuals to locate criminals and identify criminal activity. I have a wealth of experience with a vast range of different OSINT techniques, as well as experience with the best tools on the market to aid an OSINT and Intelligence practitioner. I recently put my OSINT skills to the test by taking part in a Trace Labs CTF, where my team placed 3rd out of 191 teams internationally.

Intelligence Training from a Certified Professional
Intelligence with Steve
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 528 Reviews
  • 7,551 Students
  • 2 Courses

Intelligence with Steve provides comprehensive and relevant Intelligence training content at an affordable price level. Our courses are designed to suit those new to the field, as well as individuals looking to upskill or refresh their knowledge.

Our team is made up of certified Intelligence experts from both law enforcement and business backgrounds. The team consists of experienced OSINT Investigators and Intelligence Analysts, all trained to an exceptional professional standard within their specialisms, including the Intelligence Professionalisation Programme and to the National Intelligence Analyst Training standard.


The courses provided by Intelligence with Steve will provide you with the skills and confidence needed to succeed in the world of Intelligence.

Our courses are regularly updated with new content to reflect the ever-changing landscape of Intelligence and to ensure that you are learning up to date skills.

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