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Internet Investigative Skills: Basic

Price: £195 + VAT
Duration: 1 day

Learn about what the Internet is, how it works and how you can use it to locate and capture online information.  Learn how to search effectively and laterally using a range of resources

In 2017 the quality of this course has been endorsed as Excellent by University College Isle of Man, and is also endorsed by the Manx ICT Association

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What will be covered?

Understanding the Internet & Searching for Online Information

  • Common Terminology
  • Surface, Deep and Dark Web
  • Planning and preparation for searching
  • Understanding Web Searching
  • Record keeping and adherence to legislation/procedures

Advanced Search Techniques

  • Search tips and tricks
  • Alternative search platforms
  • Searching for companies
  • Accessing Advanced Search pages
  • Image search tools
  • Location based searches
  • Specialist databases

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Compliance officers
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officers
  • Those involved in managing risk
  • Those involved in searching online

Outcome and benefits

  • A better understanding of how the Internet is structured, which in turn will help search queries and approach
  • Exposure to the wealth of information available when conducting CDD enquiries
  • An awareness of the threat to CDD from the Dark Web
  • Applying an effective plan to online research enquiries
  • The ability to get better quality information and faster
  • Development of an investigative mind set
  • Use of a range of credible online resources
  • Greater focus in search engine returns
  • Much improved use of research time
  • Holistic approach to online searching
  • Application of lateral thinking to online research
  • Range of methods to find the information required
  • Using image searches in a variety of ways to improve business intelligence

Course materials (included)

Delegates receive courseware to refer to throughout the course and as a refresher following the course


There are no pre-requisites for this programme.  Pre-configured laptops are provided for the duration of the module.

Further courses that may be of interest:

  • Internet Investigative Skills: Intermediate
  • Enhanced Due Diligence Investigations: A Masterclass