Course curriculum

Skill Level: Novice to Intermediate | Program Duration: 40 Hours | Certificate: Yes

  • 1
    Module 1: Introduction and History of Social Media
  • 2
    Module 2: Social Media Terminology
    • 2. Module 2 Intro Video
    • Module 2 Intro Video Transcript
    • 2.1 Module 2 Learning Objectives
    • 2.2 Module 2 Exercises
    • 2.3 Module 2 Summary
  • 3
    Module 3: Introduction to Social Media Analysis
    • 3.0 Module 3 Intro Video
    • Module 3 Intro Video Transcript
    • 3.1 Module 3 Learning Objectives
    • 3.2 Module 3 Exercises
    • 3.3 Module Summary
    • 3.4 Quiz
    • 3.000 Your Assessment Experience
  • 4
    Module 4: Critical Thinking Concepts for OSINT Analysis
    • 4. Module 4 Video FREE PREVIEW
    • Module 4 Intro Video Transcript
    • 4.1 Module 4 Learning Objectives
    • 4.2 Twenty Five Things you Thought Were True, but Really Aren't
    • 4.3 Module 4 Exercises Part 1
    • 4.4 Critical Thinking
    • 4.4.1 How would you solve this problem?
    • 4.4.2 Problem Solved
    • 4.4 Guide to Analytic Thinking
    • 4.4 Critical Thinking Transcript
    • 4.5 Module 4 Exercises Part 2
    • 4.6 Critical Thinking In Media
    • 4.7 Perspective: Critical Thinking Vignette
    • Critical Thinking Vignette Transcripts
    • 4.8 Module 4 Summary
  • 5
    Module 5: Advanced Critical Thinking Concepts for OSINT Analysis
    • 5. Module Video
    • 5.1 Module 5 Learning Objectives
    • 5.2 Priming
    • 5.3 Anchoring
    • 5.4 Module 5 Exercises
    • 5.5 Amphiboly
    • 5.5.1 Amphiboly Continued
    • 5.6 Task
    • 5.7 Conclusions
    • 5.7 Conclusions Transricpt
    • 5.8 Module 5 Summary
  • 6
    Module 6: Contemporary Social Media
    • 6.0 Module Introduction Video
    • Module 6 Intro Video Transcript
    • 6.1 Module 6 Learning Objectives
    • 6.2 Module 6 Exercises
    • 6.3 Module 6 Summary
    • 6.4 Quiz
    • 6.000 Your Assessment Experience
    • 6.001 Your Course Experience Thus Far
  • 7
    Module 7: Digital Signature Management
    • 7.0 Module Introduction Video
    • 7.1 Module 7 Learning Objectives
    • 7.2 Module 7 Exercises
    • 7.3 Module 7 Summary
  • 8
    Module 8: Translation Services
    • 8.0 Module Introduction Video
    • 8.1 Module 8 Learning Objectives
    • 8.2 Module 8 Exercises
    • 8.3 Module 8 Summary
  • 9
    Module 9: Preparing for D2M & Social Media Analysis: Tools and Tips
  • 10
    Module 10: Discover Methods and Tools
    • 10.0 Module Introduction Video
    • 10.1 Module 10 Learning Objectives
    • 10.2 Discover Tools FREE PREVIEW
    • 10.3 Twitter Advanced Search
    • 10.3.1 Twitter Demo Video
    • 10.4 Module 10 Exercises
    • 10.5 Module 10 Summary
  • 11
    Module 11: Develop Methods and Tools
    • 11.0 Module Introduction Video
    • 11.1 Module 1 Learning Objectives
    • 11.2 Module 11 Exercises
    • 11.3 Module 11 Summary
  • 12
    Module 12: Monitor Methods and Tools
    • 12.0 Module Introduction Video
    • 12.1 Module 12 Learning Objectives
    • 12.2 Module 12 Exercises
    • 12.3 Module 12 Summary
    • 12.4 Quiz
    • 12.000 Your Assessment Experience
    • 12.5 END OF COURSE - YOUR EXPERIENCE
    • 12.6 Closing

Instructors

  • Buddy  Jericho

    Buddy Jericho

    Lead Instructor

    Harry ‘Buddy’ Jericho is the President of Echo Analytics Group and a Senior Instructor. Buddy founded the Discover, Develop, and Monitor (D2M) method for conducting Open Souce Intelligence Analysis (OSINT). Buddy has developed over 20 courses for intelligence professionals and has trained over 2500 security and intelligence professionals since founding Echo Analytics Group in 2014. Buddy is a certified intelligence officer with 20 years’ experience supporting national intelligence agencies and the US Special Operations Command. Buddy has deployed as an intelligence officer on over a dozen different deployments during the wars in Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Buddy also worked as an intelligence officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency and the National Military Joint Intelligence Center, where he briefed Senior Defense Officials on human intelligence operations. Buddy's real passion is helping to prepare today's warfighter and intelligence professional for tomorrows fight; just ask anyone who has taken one of his courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who does Echo Academy consider a novice?

    A novice is someone who has social media accounts but only uses them for personal business. A novice is someone who may have attended one or two social media analysis courses but has yet to learn about the methods and process of gathering and analyzing social media information in a methodical and disciplined process.

  • What do "40 hours" encompass?

    This time is an estimate. Hours include reading the course material, recommended and required reading, watching course videos, completing the quizes and attending the course webinars.

  • Why will I not get a course certificate for attending the OSINT Course?

    The OSINT course is not monitored by the instructors unless a student specifically requires assistance. The OSINT 1 course provides similar material as the OSINT 2 course however, your performance is not reviewed and monitored as it would be in OSINT 2 and OSINT 3.

  • Who else has taken this course?

    Military and government members from the US, Germany, Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, England, France, Italy have taken Echo Academy Courses. Local law enforcement and law enforcement employees from fusion centers across the United States have attended Echo Academy courses as well. Employees from Disney, J.P. Morgan, Charter Communications and numerous other professionals working in the intelligence and security fields have attended Echo Academy Courses.