Free Open-Source Intelligence Tutorial – OSINT – Tools & Techniques – Free Demo

Learn the tools and skills of an OSINT professional from a certified expert with a law enforcement background. – Free Course

What you’ll learn

  • 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 virtual machines and installing Buscador, searching via web domains and searching TikTok.

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.

Full certification is available from Intelligence with Steve upon completion of the course to evidence your professional development. This is offered in addition to your Udemy certificate, to demonstrate a recognition of achievement from an industry specialist company. For further details on certification and the business please visit intelligencewithsteve(.)com. ” *Please note that certification is not available for the free course.

Open-Source Intelligence (OSINT) – Tools & Techniques Current Modules:


  • Introduction to me and the course

  • Foundations of OSINT

  • Investigative Process Flowcharts

Your Set-Up

  • Your hardware

  • VPN’s

  • Virtual Machines

  • Virtual Machines – Installing Buscador

  • Browsers

  • Setting up your browser for optimal security

  • Activity Recording

  • Subject Profile Structure – What to include?


  • Quick Briefing

  • Capturing links

  • Capturing full webpages

  • Quick Web Caches

  • Ad and Script Blocking

  • Secure Connection

  • Media Download


  • A quick briefing on OSINT tools

  • People Search Engines

  • eMail tools

  • Messaging App Security

  • Data Breaches and Passwords

  • Caches

  • Web Domains

Advanced Searching

  • Site Operators

  • Business Searching

Social Media

  • General Account Advice

  • Facebook – Creating an Account

  • Facebook – Searching

  • Twitter

  • LinkedIn

  • Activity Tracking Apps

  • TikTok


  • Canary Tokens and the alternatives

Photos and Maps

  • Reverse Image Searching

  • Metadata

  • Mapping Options

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