Learn how to understand and use the internet more effectively.

Criminals and fraudsters leave traces when visiting websites and sending email. Using news groups, mailing lists, communities, blogs and chatrooms leaves traces. With the right knowledge and skills, you can find hidden information and digital traces and link these to businesses and individuals. This module guides you, step by step, through all the aspects of internet research. Practical exercises are performed for each subject.

This training course covers the following topics:

  • The internet: internet networks and servers
  • Research on the internet: browsers, search engines and traces
  • Social media: well-known and lesser-known social media
  • Legal framework: legislation and case-law relating to research on the internet
  • Mobile traces and the cloud: technology, research and the future of research on the internet

After this module you will be able to understand:

  • The possibilities of the internet;
  • The technology behind the internet;
  • How to search the internet in the right places with the right tools;
  • How, based on information taken from social media, you can create profiles of people or companies for the purpose of your research;
  • The legal frameworks, risk factors and how to stay informed of current developments.

Target audience
Are you just getting started on using the internet as a source for your research? Then this training course is for you.

This is a beginner’s course. Although there are no prerequisites, basic computer skills such as installing browsers and plugins are required.

Date: 9, 10 and 11 October 2017
Location: Mechelen, Belgium
Price: € 1875 (including training material and lunch)

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