Open Source Intelligence OSINT Training Course 10th-12th Dec 2019

Open Source Intelligence OSINT training course

The 3-day Open Source Intelligence OSINT training course is so much more than just browsing the World Wide Web. Our Open Source Intelligence training programme is the Pathfinder XXIII course and aims to share the unique Arno Reuser RIS Open Source Intelligence OSINT Methodology to do open source research in a planned, systematic and structured way to find open source information that you would otherwise never find. Using the methodology, delegates will learn in-depth techniques to find all relevant information from open sources, execute a systematic research plan, to use for market research, investigations, intelligence production, fact-checking techniques or vulnerability testing.

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to build an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web/Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

Watch Arno Reuser talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence:

 

What you will learn

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  • The best and most effective search strategies
  • Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones
  • How to search the Deep Web
  • Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional
  • All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines
  • How to structure and plan your research
  • Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability
  • How to find out the true senders of e-mail
  • How to find hidden information in photographs
  • Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money
  • The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.

And much more.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is:

  • Three full days of OSINT training ;
  • The RIS OSINT Research Machine, a fully adapted Firefox browser with all the tools, add-ons, extra search bars, and pre-formatted bookmarks
  • The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with a table of contents and sources
  • Extensive lunch and catering included
  • A laptop on loan for the duration of the training programme (you can bring your own if you like)
  • Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators
  • A hand-picked literature list for your background reading
  • There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme
  • One year access to the RIS Helpdesk by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training
  • Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate
  • Group photograph (if required)

We also invite all our participants for the Icebreaker Event in the evening of the first day, an informal get-together networking event hosted by us with drinks, snacks and a light dinner.

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for:

  • Analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for a government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision-makers
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high-quality open source information research
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s
  • Cybercrime experts who are looking for the pearls in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts
  • Insurance and risc researchers
  • International relations, conflict studies
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work

What does a RIS Pathfinder OSINT training course look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless of the search engine used. Like one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be used to use Google to the max, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demos or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

The theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately at work. So, no wasting time on future outlooks and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical studying to get results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

Agenda

Open Source Intelligence OSINT

Trainer

Arno Reuser is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years of experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

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Open Source Intelligence OSINT Training Course 27th-29th August 2019

Open Source Intelligence OSINT Training Course

The 3-day Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training course is so much more than just browsing the World Wide Web. Our training programme is the Pathfinder XXII course and aims to share the unique Arno Reuser RIS OSINT Methodology to do open source research in a planned, systematic and structured way to find open source information that you would otherwise never find. Using the methodology, delegates will learn in-depth techniques to find all relevant information from open sources, execute a systematic research plan, to use for market research, investigations, intelligence production, fact-checking techniques or vulnerability testing.

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to built an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web/Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

Watch Arno Reuser talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence:

What you will learn

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  • The best and most effective search strategies
  • Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones
  • How to search the Deep Web
  • Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional
  • All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines
  • How to structure and plan your research
  • Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability
  • How to find out the true senders of e-mail
  • How to find hidden information in photographs
  • Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money
  • The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.

And much more.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is:

  • Three full days of Open Source Intelligence OSINT training ;
  • The RIS OSINT Research Machine, a fully adapted Firefox browser with all the tools, add-ons, extra search bars, and pre-formatted bookmarks
  • The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with a table of contents and sources
  • Extensive lunch and catering included
  • A laptop on loan for the duration of the training programme (you can bring your own if you like)
  • Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators
  • A hand-picked literature list for your background reading
  • There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme
  • One year access to the RIS Helpdesk by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training
  • Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate
  • Group photograph (if required)

We also invite all our participants for the Icebreaker Event in the evening of the first day, an informal get-together networking event hosted by us with drinks, snacks and a light dinner.

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for:

  • Analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for a government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision-makers
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high-quality open source information research
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s
  • Cybercrime experts who are looking for the pearls in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts
  • Insurance and risc researchers
  • International relations, conflict studies
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work

What does a RIS Pathfinder OSINT training course look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless of the search engine used. Like one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be used to use Google to the max, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demos or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

The theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately at work. So, no wasting time on future outlooks and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical studying to get results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

Agenda

Open Source Intelligence OSINT

Trainer

Arno Reuser is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years of experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

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Open Source Intelligence OSINT Training Course 16th-18th April 2019

Open Source Intelligence OSINT Training Course

The 3-day Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) training course is so much more than just browsing the World Wide Web. Our training programme is the Pathfinder XXI course and aims to share the unique Arno Reuser RIS OSINT Methodology to do open source research in a planned, systematic and structured way to find open source information that you would otherwise never find. Using the methodology, delegates will learn in-depth techniques to find all relevant information from open sources, execute a systematic research plan, to use for market research, investigations, intelligence production, fact-checking techniques or vulnerability testing.

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to built an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web/Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

Watch Arno Reuser talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence:

What you will learn

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  • The best and most effective search strategies
  • Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones
  • How to search the Deep Web
  • Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional
  • All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines
  • How to structure and plan your research
  • Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability
  • How to find out the true senders of e-mail
  • How to find hidden information in photographs
  • Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money
  • The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.

And much more.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is:

  • Three full days of OSINT training ;
  • The RIS OSINT Research Machine, a fully adapted Firefox browser with all the tools, add-ons, extra search bars and pre-formatted bookmarks
  • The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with a table of contents and sources
  • Extensive lunch and catering included
  • A laptop on loan for the duration of the training programme (you can bring your own if you like)
  • Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators
  • A hand-picked literature list for your background reading
  • There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme
  • One year access to the RIS Helpdesk by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training
  • Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate
  • Group photograph (if required)

We also invite all our participants for the Icebreaker Event in the evening of the first day, an informal get-together networking event hosted by us with drinks, snacks and a light dinner.

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for:

  • Analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for a government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision-makers
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high-quality open source information research
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s
  • Cybercrime experts who are looking for the pearls in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts
  • Insurance and risc researchers
  • International relations, conflict studies
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work

What does a RIS Pathfinder OSINT training course look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless of the search engine used. Like one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be used to use Google to the max, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demos or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

The theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately at work. So, no wasting time on future outlooks and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical studying to get results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

Agenda

Open Source Intelligence OSINT

Trainer

Arno Reuser
Course tutor for OSINT Pathfinder

Arno Reuser is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years of experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

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Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Pathfinder XX 20th – 22nd Nov 2018

Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) Pathfinder XX

Good intelligence is the key to good decision making. The RIS OSINT Pathfinder range of training programmes does exactly that. The Pathfinder training programme/workshop is a full programme aimed at getting the most out of the open source intelligence world today. The Pathfinder will address all steps of the unique RIS OSINT Intelligence Cycle, from problem deconstruction and requirements analysis, source analysis, search strategies and search tactics, information evaluation and reliability as well as research management.

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to built an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web / Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

Who is the trainer?

The trainer for the OSINT Pathfinder is Arno Reuser. From 1994 to 2010, Arno founded and managed the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service Open Source Intelligence Bureau. After this, from 2010 to 2013, he worked as Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministerie van Defensie. In 2013 he setup Reuser Information Services (RIS). Arno is considered one of the world’s leading authorities on OSINT.

What you will learn

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  1. The best and most effective search strategies ;
  2. Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones ;
  3. How to search the Deep Web ;
  4. Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional ;
  5. All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines ;
  6. How to structure and plan your research ;
  7. Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability ;
  8. How to find out the true senders of e-mail ;
  9. How to find hidden information in photographs ;
  10. Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money ;
  11. The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.

And much more.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is :

  1. Three full days of OSINT training ;
  2. The RIS OSINT Research Machine, a fully adapted Firefox browser with all the tools, add-ons, extra search bars and pre-formatted bookmarks
  3. The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with a table of contents and sources
  4. Extensive lunch and catering included
  5. A laptop on loan for the duration of the training programme (you can bring your own if you like)
  6. Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators;
  7. A hand-picked literature list for your background reading;
  8. There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme;
  9. One year access to the RIS Helpdesk by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions of the teacher after the training
  10. Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate
  11. Group photograph (if required)

We also invite all our participants for the Icebreaker Event on the evening of the first day, an informal get-together networking event hosted by us with drinks, snacks and a light dinner.

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for

  • Analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision-makers ;
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research ;
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high-quality open source information research  ;
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s ;
  • Cybercrime experts who are looking for the pearls in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts ;
  • Insurance and risc researchers ;
  • International relations, conflict studies ;
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work.

What does the OSINT Pathfinder programme look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless of the search engine used. Like one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be used to use Google to the max, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demos or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

The theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned can be applied immediately to your work. So, no wasteing time on future outlooks and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical studying to get results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

Agenda

 

OSINT Pathfinder 17th-19th October

OSINT Pathfinder training programme

OSINT Pathfinder training teaches a proven methodology aimed at getting the most out of the open source information. The Pathfinder will address all steps of the unique RIS OSINT Intelligence Cycle, from problem deconstruction and requirements analysis, source analysis, search strategies and search tactics, information evaluation and reliability as well as research management.

OSINT Pathfinder training
Having good OSINT skills will be vital due to projected data growth

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to build an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web / Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

 

OSINT Pathfinder training – What you will learn 

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  1. The best and most effective search strategies ;
  2. Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones ;
  3. How to search the Deep Web ;
  4. Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional ;
  5. All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines ;
  6. How to structure and plan your research ;
  7. Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability ;
  8. How to find out the true senders of e-mail ;
  9. How to find hidden information in photographs ;
  10. Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money ;
  11. The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.
OSINT Pathfinder training
Without OSINT skills, how will you find the perfect information you need
 

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for

  • Policy officers, analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision makers ;
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research ;
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high quality open source information research  ;
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s ;
  • Cyber crime experts who are looking for the needle in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts ;
  • Insurance and risc researchers ;
  • International relations, conflict studies ;
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is :

  1. Three full days of OSINT training ;
  2. The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with table of contents and sources ;
  3. Buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day ;
  4. Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators ;
  5. A hand-picked literature list for your background reading ;
  6. There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme ;
  7. One month after-care service by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training ;
  8. Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate ;
  9. Group photograph (if appropriate) ;

What does a RIS Pathfinder programme look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless the search engine used. As one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be applied for super advanced searches on Google, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demo’s or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

Theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately for work requirements. So, no pontificating on future trends and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical training delivering immediate results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

OSINT

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OSINT Pathfinder XIV training
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Course Tutor

Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser Tutor of OSINT course

Arno Reuser  Arno is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Arno’s expertise is to design and use systems that can translate information requirements into actionable intelligence. Or, in other words, find pinpoint answers to questions, and to design and run training courses about this for govt and private sector clients.

 

Course Administrator

John Lynch
John Lynch Course Administrator

John Lynch  John is Managing Director of Open Information and Training Services a specialist consultancy that provides trainers and consultants for systems integration, taxonomy implementations and open data projects for business and Government clients.  John was previously the Sales Director at Jane’s Information.

John manages all the OSINT Pathfinder training course admin, fees, bookings, logistics, delegates and venue hire.

For course enquires please contact John at:  Tel: 020 8669 6681 or  Mob: 07843 106702

Email John Lynch

OSINT Pathfinder 5th-7th September

OSINT Pathfinder training programme

OSINT Pathfinder training programme – this 3 day workshop teaches a proven methodology aimed at getting the most out of the open source information. The Pathfinder will address all steps of the unique RIS OSINT Intelligence Cycle, from problem deconstruction and requirements analysis, source analysis, search strategies and search tactics, information evaluation and reliability as well as research management.

OSINT Pathfinder training
Having good OSINT skills will be vital due to projected data growth

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to build an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web / Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

 

OSINT Pathfinder training – What you will learn 

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  1. The best and most effective search strategies ;
  2. Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones ;
  3. How to search the Deep Web ;
  4. Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional ;
  5. All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines ;
  6. How to structure and plan your research ;
  7. Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability ;
  8. How to find out the true senders of e-mail ;
  9. How to find hidden information in photographs ;
  10. Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money ;
  11. The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.
OSINT Pathfinder training programme
Without OSINT skills, how will you find the perfect information you need

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for

  • Policy officers, analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision makers ;
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research ;
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high quality open source information research  ;
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s ;
  • Cyber crime experts who are looking for the needle in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts ;
  • Insurance and risc researchers ;
  • International relations, conflict studies ;
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is :

  1. Three full days of OSINT training ;
  2. The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with table of contents and sources ;
  3. Buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day ;
  4. Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators ;
  5. A hand-picked literature list for your background reading ;
  6. There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme ;
  7. One month after-care service by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training ;
  8. Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate ;
  9. Group photograph (if appropriate) ;

What does a RIS Pathfinder programme look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless the search engine used. As one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be applied for super advanced searches on Google, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demo’s or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

Theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately for work requirements. So, no pontificating on future trends and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical training delivering immediate results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

OSINT Pathfinder XIV training
OSINT Pathfinder XIV training
OSINT pathfinder training course
Click on CIA logo and find out how OSINT and SOCMINT has driven the CIA’s digital transformation

 

OSINT Pathfinder training course
Click on image of Arno Reuser, the OSINT course tutor, and hear him talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence

 

 

Course Tutor

Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser Tutor of OSINT course

Arno Reuser  Arno is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Arno’s expertise is to design and use systems that can translate information requirements into actionable intelligence. Or, in other words, find pinpoint answers to questions, and to design and run training courses about this for govt and private sector clients.

 

Course Administrator

John Lynch
John Lynch Course Administrator

John Lynch  John is Managing Director of Open Information and Training Services a specialist consultancy that provides trainers and consultants for systems integration, taxonomy implementations and open data projects for business and Government clients.  John was previously the Sales Director at Jane’s Information.

John manages all the OSINT Pathfinder training course admin, fees, bookings, logistics, delegates and venue hire.

For course enquires please contact John at:  Tel: 020 8669 6681 or  Mob: 07843 106702

Email John Lynch

OSINT Pathfinder 13th-15th June

OSINT Pathfinder training programme

OSINT Pathfinder training programme – 3 day workshop teaches a proven methodology aimed at getting the most out of the open source information. The Pathfinder will address all steps of the unique RIS OSINT Intelligence Cycle, from problem deconstruction and requirements analysis, source analysis, search strategies and search tactics, information evaluation and reliability as well as research management.

OSINT Pathfinder training programme
Having good OSINT skills will be vital due to projected data growth

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to build an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web / Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

 

OSINT Pathfinder training – What you will learn 

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  1. The best and most effective search strategies ;
  2. Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones ;
  3. How to search the Deep Web ;
  4. Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional ;
  5. All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines ;
  6. How to structure and plan your research ;
  7. Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability ;
  8. How to find out the true senders of e-mail ;
  9. How to find hidden information in photographs ;
  10. Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money ;
  11. The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.
OSINT Pathfinder training
Without OSINT skills, how will you find the perfect information you need

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for

  • Policy officers, analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision makers ;
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research ;
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high quality open source information research  ;
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s ;
  • Cyber crime experts who are looking for the needle in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts ;
  • Insurance and risc researchers ;
  • International relations, conflict studies ;
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is :

  1. Three full days of OSINT training ;
  2. The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with table of contents and sources ;
  3. Buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day ;
  4. Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators ;
  5. A hand-picked literature list for your background reading ;
  6. There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme ;
  7. One month after-care service by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training ;
  8. Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate ;
  9. Group photograph (if appropriate) ;

What does a RIS Pathfinder programme look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless the search engine used. As one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be applied for super advanced searches on Google, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demo’s or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

Theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately for work requirements. So, no pontificating on future trends and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical training delivering immediate results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

OSINT Pathfinder XIV training
OSINT Pathfinder XIV training
OSINT pathfinder training course
Click on CIA logo and find out how OSINT and SOCMINT has driven the CIA’s digital transformation

 

OSINT Pathfinder training course
Click on image of Arno Reuser, the OSINT course tutor, and hear him talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence

 

 

Course Tutor

Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser Tutor of OSINT course

Arno Reuser  Arno is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Arno’s expertise is to design and use systems that can translate information requirements into actionable intelligence. Or, in other words, find pinpoint answers to questions, and to design and run training courses about this for govt and private sector clients.

 

Course Administrator

John Lynch
John Lynch Course Administrator

John Lynch  John is Managing Director of Open Information and Training Services a specialist consultancy that provides trainers and consultants for systems integration, taxonomy implementations and open data projects for business and Government clients.  John was previously the Sales Director at Jane’s Information.

John manages all the OSINT Pathfinder training course admin, fees, bookings, logistics, delegates and venue hire.

For course enquires please contact John at:  Tel: 020 8669 6681 or  Mob: 07843 106702

Email John Lynch

OSINT Pathfinder 7th-9th February

OSINT Pathfinder training programme

OSINT Pathfinder – The 3 day training programme/workshop teaches a proven methodology aimed at getting the most out of the open source information. The Pathfinder will address all steps of the unique RIS OSINT Intelligence Cycle, from problem deconstruction and requirements analysis, source analysis, search strategies and search tactics, information evaluation and reliability as well as research management.

OSINT Pathfinder training
Having good OSINT skills will be vital due to projected data growth

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to build an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web / Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

 

OSINT Pathfinder training – What you will learn 

The RIS OSINT Pathfinder addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  1. The best and most effective search strategies ;
  2. Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones ;
  3. How to search the Deep Web ;
  4. Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional ;
  5. All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines ;
  6. How to structure and plan your research ;
  7. Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability ;
  8. How to find out the true senders of e-mail ;
  9. How to find hidden information in photographs ;
  10. Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money ;
  11. The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.
OSINT Pathfinder training
Without OSINT skills, how will you find the perfect information you need

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for

  • Policy officers, analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision makers ;
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research ;
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high quality open source information research  ;
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s ;
  • Cyber crime experts who are looking for the needle in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts ;
  • Insurance and risc researchers ;
  • International relations, conflict studies ;
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is :

  1. Three full days of OSINT training ;
  2. The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with table of contents and sources ;
  3. Buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day ;
  4. Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators ;
  5. A hand-picked literature list for your background reading ;
  6. There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme ;
  7. One month after-care service by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training ;
  8. Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate ;
  9. Group photograph (if appropriate) ;

What does a RIS Pathfinder programme look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless the search engine used. As one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be applied for super advanced searches on Google, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demo’s or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

Theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately for work requirements. So, no pontificating on future trends and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical training delivering immediate results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

OSINT Pathfinder XIV training

OSINT pathfinder training course
Click on CIA logo and find out how OSINT and SOCMINT has assisted the agency with digital transformation

 

OSINT Pathfinder training course
Click on image of Arno Reuser, the OSINT course tutor, and hear him talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence

Course Tutor

Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser – OSINT course tutor

Arno Reuser  Arno is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Arno’s expertise is to design and use systems that can translate information requirements into actionable intelligence. Or, in other words, find pinpoint answers to questions, and to design and run training courses about this for govt and private sector clients.

 

Course Administrator

John Lynch
John Lynch – OSINT course administrator

John Lynch  John is Managing Director of Open Information and Training Services a specialist consultancy that provides trainers and consultants for systems integration, taxonomy implementations and open data projects for business and Government clients.  John was previously the Sales Director at Jane’s Information.

John manages all the OSINT Pathfinder training course admin, fees, bookings, logistics, delegates and venue hire.

For course enquires please contact John at:  Tel: 020 8669 6681 or  Mob: 07843 106702   Email John Lynch

OSINT Pathfinder XIII 18th-20th October

OSINT Pathfinder XIII training programme

The 3 day OSINT Pathfinder XIII training programme teaches a proven methodology aimed at getting the most out of the open source information. The Pathfinder will address all steps of the unique RIS OSINT Intelligence Cycle, from problem deconstruction and requirements analysis, source analysis, search strategies and search tactics, information evaluation and reliability as well as research management.

 

OSINT Pathfinder XIII Training Programme
Why OSINT skills will be important – the projected growth in global data

 

There is in-depth discussions on everything you need to be successful and efficient in online research: best search engines, obscure search engines, social media monitoring, how to build an OSINT Research Station, the Deep Web / Dark Web, finding hidden information, creating a search plan, how to bring down 10+ million results to a manageable number, and more.

 

OSINT Pathfinder XIII training – What you will learn 

 

The OSINT Pathfinder XIII training addresses the full cycle of investigative online research, from problem deconstruction up to and including search strategies. What you will learn is:

  1. The best and most effective search strategies ;
  2. Strategies to bring down 10+ million hits to a few relevant ones ;
  3. How to search the Deep Web ;
  4. Monitoring techniques for social media from simple to professional ;
  5. All ins and outs of the worlds leading search engines ;
  6. How to structure and plan your research ;
  7. Advanced techniques to validate information for reliability ;
  8. How to find out the true senders of e-mail ;
  9. How to find hidden information in photographs ;
  10. Maintaining a journal of your research to save you time and money ;
  11. The best and most useful tools and add-ons to turn your PC into a RIS OSINT Research Station.
 

OSINT Pathfinder XIII training
Without having OSINT skills how will you be sure you’ve got all the facts?

Who should attend?

The programme is particularly suited for

  • Policy officers, analysts and researchers working in conflict areas, for NGO’s, or EU/UN missions abroad.
  • Librarians and information professionals who work for government, semi-government, international governments in support of decision makers ;
  • Scientific researchers who need a solid foundation in information research as a starting point for their research ;
  • Journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians who are dependent on decent and high quality open source information research  ;
  • Researchers in the private sector, in government agencies, in NGO’s ;
  • Cyber crime experts who are looking for the needle in the haystack ;
  • Financial fraud and financial crime researchers and analysts ;
  • Insurance and risc researchers ;
  • International relations, conflict studies ;
  • Researchers looking for structure, systematic and planned foundations in their work.

What you will get

All RIS training programmes and workshops are well documented in a variety of support materials and services. The idea of the programme is to understand, not to learn tricks. The tricks are all documented in quick reference sheets and a handbook.

What you get is :

  1. Three full days of OSINT training ;
  2. The RIS OSINT Handbook with all the details, in print, with table of contents and sources ;
  3. Buffet lunch and refreshments throughout the day ;
  4. Quick Reference Sheets with the full command languages of the major international search engines, including the ‘secret’ operators ;
  5. A hand-picked literature list for your background reading ;
  6. There will be an online training website for participants during and after the training programme ;
  7. One month after-care service by phone or e-mail for participants to ask questions to the teacher after the training ;
  8. Hand-signed RIS Pathfinder Certificate ;
  9. Group photograph (if appropriate) ;

What does the OSINT Pathfinder XIII training look like?

The Pathfinder training programme is NOT about Google tricks, nor is it about using particular software brands. It is about a METHODOLOGY that can be used anywhere anytime, regardless the search engine used. As one former participant described it: “R.I.S. is OSINT on step 4 to 5, where other training programmes are step 1 and 2”. The research methodology can be applied for super advanced searches on Google, but can also be used for other search engines, commercial databases or your in-house search engines.

The programme will be performed LIVE, with REAL TIME exercises so participants can see for themselves the methodology actually does work. Exercises are as much as possible live as well. There are no predesigned demo’s or something. Also, we make only use of FREELY available software and tools.

Theory is mixed with practical group or individual EXERCISES. Finally, the aim is to be PRACTICAL, everything learned should be applicable immediately for work requirements. So, no pontificating on future trends and what may happen in the years to come, but real and practical training delivering immediate results.

The WHY is more important than the HOW. The HOW is covered in handouts and quick reference sheets. It’s hard work, intensive, with a lot of new information to digest. RIS actively promotes COLLABORATIVE working techniques. Lots of attention will thus be paid to techniques to maintain a Work Journal to share your research with others.

OSINT Pathfinder XIII
Government agencies have recognised the value of OSINT and SOCMINT for situational awareness
OSINT Pathfinder XIII training

OSINT Pathfinder XIII training
Click on CIA logo and find out how OSINT and SOCMINT has driven the CIA’s digital transformation
OSINT Pathfinder XIII Training
Click on image of Arno Reuser, the OSINT course tutor, and hear him talk about the benefits of Open Source Intelligence

 

Course Tutor

Arno Reuser
Arno Reuser – Tutor for OSINT Pathfinder

Arno Reuser  Arno is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Arno’s expertise is to design and use systems that can translate information requirements into actionable intelligence. Or, in other words, find pinpoint answers to questions, and to design and run training courses about this for govt and private sector clients.

Listen here to Arno talking about the benefits of OSINT:

 Course Administrator

John Lynch
John Lynch – Administrator of OSINT Pathfinder

John Lynch  John is Managing Director of Open Information and Training Services a specialist consultancy that provides trainers and consultants for systems integration, taxonomy implementations and open data projects for business and Government clients.  John was previously the Sales Director at Jane’s Information.

John manages all the OSINT Pathfinder training course admin, fees, bookings, logistics, delegates and venue hire.

For course enquires please contact John at:  Tel: 020 8669 6681 or  Mob: 07843 106702

Email John Lynch

Do you make decisions based on opinions or facts?

Do you make decisions based on opinions or facts?  In this big data world, do you make decisions based on opinions or facts? How do you find the facts you need? Reliable and validated intelligence is crucial.

To help solve this problem, Andy Black Associates and Reuser Information Services have partnered to create training courses in Open Source Intelligence (OSINT) and Social Media Intelligence (SOCMINT).

The training courses are in high demand and for good reason. Data volumes are exploding. Every day organisations and individuals are creating, sharing and accessing data. Globally, more people are connected via smartphones and social networks than ever before. The Internet of Things is enabling machine to machine communication. More and more data is openly available.

do you make decisions based on opinions or facts

Most people use Google for their research and only look at the first page of results. These are skewed by factors including SEO, astroturfing and the “right to be forgotten”. Besides, Google only indexes 20% of the web, so will produce only limited results. What about the Deep Web and Dark Web?

Do you make decisions based on opinions or facts?

By 2020 there will be 50 billion connected devices globally and 44 trillion gigabytes of data. Machine learning on its own can’t address this challenge; you need to empower human intelligence. This has led to an increasing interest in both the discipline and the art of open source intelligence collection.

The OSINT and SOCMINT training courses are ideally suited for policy officers, analysts, researchers, librarians, information professionals, scientific researchers, journalists, investigative journalists, writers, historians, cybersecurity professionals, financial fraud and financial crime researchers, Insurance and risc researchers.

The tutor for the OSINT courses is Arno Reuser. He is a professional librarian and information scientist with more than 30 years of experience in information handling and processing. He was the founder of the Open Source Intelligence Bureau for the Dutch Defense Intelligence and Security Service (DISS) and currently holds the position of Senior Policy Advisor for OSINT and Cyber at the Dutch Ministry of Defence.

Arno’s expertise is to design and use systems that can translate information requirements into actionable intelligence. Or, in other words, find pinpoint answers to questions, and to design and run training courses about this for govt and private sector clients.

You can find out more and register for the OSINT and SOCMINT training courses at: https://www.andyblackassociates.co.uk/training-courses/