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MCSI Certification

MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) is the ability to locate and collect personal and target specific information sourced wholly through free and open online, digital, and internet resources. The goal of the Certified OSINT Expert program is to produce students who are prepared to provide leadership and execution in obtaining data from those resources.

Graduates will be prepared to take on a leadership role in the planning and executing of targeted OSINT investigations and vulnerability assessments and will analyse collected data for use in both vulnerability testing and in the classification of risk for the business from OSINT activities.

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Intermediate Level MCSI Certification Beginner
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ic-clock 600+ hours
cpe-points 149
ic-money US$450
No Expiry, No Renewals

Overview

MCSI Certifications are world-class. The content is cutting-edge, uniquely-designed, hands-on and challenging. Our exercises teach in-demand skills that are immediately applicable in the field. MCSI's unique approach helps students around the world advance their careers.

This Certification has no expiry date. It has no renewal fees, no hidden fees, and is accessible with no time limits.

MCSI Certified OSINT Expert:

  • Create an anonymous presence to be used to conduct online investigative research and data collection
  • Explain, collect, and analyse data collected from social media platforms: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn
  • Demonstrate and differentiate tools utilized in OSINT work such as, but not limited to, Shodan, Maltego, Censys
  • Show how to manipulate and structure data collected and analysed from OSINT research
  • Identify risks to users from OSINT data collection and explain countermeasures to be utilised in providing anonymity for users
  • Create reporting to deliver collected and analysed research and conclude on OSINT risk and vulnerabilities

Curriculum

Training Modules

  • Key Concepts - 7 exercises
  • IT Environment Setup - 3 exercises
  • Search Engines - 13 exercises
  • Facebook - 6 exercises
  • Twitter - 5 exercises
  • LinkedIn - 4 exercises
  • Instagram - 3 exercises
  • Usernames - 3 exercises
  • Github - 10 exercises
  • Email Addresses - 6 exercises
  • Online Communities - 4 exercises
  • Documents - 7 exercises
  • Online Maps - 5 exercises
  • Images - 4 exercises
  • Videos - 3 exercises
  • Domain Names - 8 exercises
  • IP Addresses - 2 exercises
  • Tor - 4 exercises
  • Data Breaches - 2 exercises
  • Documentation, Reports and Procedures - 5 exercises
  • Capability Development - 2 exercises

Sample Exercises

Below are three (3) exercises from the 100+ exercises available in MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert:

Use Shodan.io To Passively Map An Organization's External Facing Assets (Novice)

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Develop A Program That Utilizes Flicky API To Investigate A Target Person (Advanced Beginner)

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Evaluate Key Information Commonly Revealed In Domain Names And Develop A Workflow Diagram To Analyse Domain Names In OSINT Engagements (Competent)

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Enrolment and Fees

Fees

US$450 (+ GST if you're based in Australia).

Practical exercises must be completed online using MCSI's Online Learning Platform.

How to enrol

  1. Login/Register for MCSI's Online Learning Platform
  2. Select `Shop` from the left-side menu
  3. Find the MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert, select `Buy` and proceed through the checkout process. You can purchase using a Credit Card or PayPal
  4. Once you have enrolled in the MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert, the curriculum unlocks immediately
  5. In the left-side menu of the platform, select `Training & Education` then `MCSI Curriculums`, and you will see the MOIS - Certified OSINT Expert listed

Terms and Conditions

  • No discounts
  • No refunds
  • No transfers
  • No renewal fees
  • No hidden fees
  • No time limits
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Requirements

Proficiency in the English language

Ability to comfortably read and understand IT documentation written in English. Ideally, an IELTS score of 6.5 with no band less than 6 (or equivalent).

Note: You can register for this course without having undertaken an English test.

Professional Experience

No formal professional experience in IT required.

Career Outcomes

This certification successfully prepares you for the following roles:

  • OSINT Investigator
  • Cyber Threat Intelligence Analyst
  • Incident Responder
  • Penetration Tester
Certification Detail

Training Curriculum and Certifications

Students unlock Certificates of Completion for every exercise they complete. Industry Certifications are unlocked upon achieving Skills Proficiency Milestones.

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Obtain CPE points by solving exercises

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Achieve multiple certifications

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Receive help from instructors online

MCSI's MOIS certification covers all six levels of the Australian Signals Directorate's Cyber Skills Framework. You will achieve a certificate upon reaching each level:

ASD Skills Proficiency Level Curriculum Completion Requirement Scenarios Completion Requirement
MCSI OSINT Learner Level 1 0% 0%
MCSI Novice OSINT Practitioner Level 2 20% 0%
MCSI OSINT Practitioner Level 3 50% 25%
MCSI Senior OSINT Practitioner Level 4 70% 50%
MCSI Certified Principal OSINT Practitioner Level 5 80% 75%
MCSI Certified Expert OSINT Practitioner Level 6 95% 100%

As an MCSI Certified OSINT Expert you will be fully capable of performing the following:

  • Create an anonymous presence to be used to conduct online investigative research and data collection
  • Collect data from hundreds of high-value data sources
    • Search Engines
    • Social Media Platforms
    • Code Repositories
    • Email Addresses
    • IP Addresses
    • Online Communities
    • Documents
    • Maps
    • Domain Names
    • Data Breaches
    • Dark Web
  • Perform Pivot Analysis to identify all the publicly available data on a target
  • Write tools in Python to interact with APIs and automate the OSINT data collection process
  • Develop professional procedures and methodologies for delivering professional OSINT engagements in the field

Why MCSI’s OSINT Certification is World Class

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Comprehensive, Effective, Exceeds Standards

Holders of the MOIS Certification have completed 100 practical online exercises thus demonstrating that they have the skills and knowledge required to deliver OSINT engagement and write custom OSINT tools. Students take an average of 6 months to complete these exercises.

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Process and Outcome Focused

Students who have obtained this Certification have demonstrated that they have a full understanding of the OSINT process. This Certification does not only teach a collection of techniques. Instead, it encourages students to develop reusable procedures that achieve real-life outcomes.

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Full Coverage

Covers data sources and tools such as Google, Bing, theHarvester, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Usernames, Github, Email Addresses, Discord, Reddit, Cloud Buckets, Pastebin, Google Maps, Barcodes, Youtube, Censys, Fierce, Tor and much more!

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