Intelligence and Analysis School

Advanced Open Source (OSINT) Research & Analysis Tradecraft


This intense course is designed to expand on the basic introduction to Open Source (OSINT) Research & Analysis and provide advanced tradecraft development.


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

  • Low Attribution
  • Advanced Tools and Techniques
  • Network Development and Analysis

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 intelligence including social media.

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

Language – The course will be delivered in English.

Delivery Style – 40% Instructor led theory, 60% Instructor led practical sessions

Duration – 2 Days (Times 08-30 – 12-30 / 13-30 – 17-30)

Location – The Intelligence & Analysis School, IMSL, Walsingham House, Shrivenham. SN6 8TZ. UK. (Alternative locations by arrangement)

Module 1

  • Digital Footprint and maintaining Low Attribution
  • Content capture
  • Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
  • Website scraping tools
  • Metadata exploitation
  • Geospatial analysis
  • Developing Network Understanding from Social Media
  • Future Opportunities for SOCMINT


Any requirements for overnight accommodation are the responsibility of the trainee.

Tea, coffee and soft drinks are provided throughout all training courses.

Car Parking: Available.

Public Transport: By rail to Swindon Station + local taxi.

Course Dates

  • 19 – 20 April 2018