Online Internet Investigative Skills Course (for CDD)

7.5 CPE Accredited Hours



Learn how to search for online information, identify credible sources, analyse, keep effective records and apply appropriate security techniques to avoid compromise.

Intelect, a leading training and cyber security risk management company based in the Isle of Man, will be partnering with ARQ Group in delivering this IIS course.

This course will be delivered online over the course of 5 days. Each module will consist of a 1hr 30min live online training session coupled with practical course work which the delegate can complete in their own time before the next module.


Who should attend

This CPE / CPD certified course (Malta & UK) is ideal for compliance officers, money laundering reporting officers, risk analysts and those tasked with managing organisational risk.


Why you should attend

Google is estimated to have indexed 60 trillion web pages, but that only represents about 5% of the volume of information that is on the Internet. If an analyst or compliance officer relies solely on Google, a lot of relevant information would be missed. Search engine results are configured by complex automated algorithms. While search engines might seem to make life easier, without a basic understanding of what is going on in the background you can be misled into thinking the information you are looking for doesn’t exist.

Course Outline


Module 1. Understanding the Internet

Monday from 16:00 – 17:30

A focus on understanding the technology behind the Internet and providing the knowledge that will help you improve your searches. We will demonstrate what the surface, deep and dark web are and how they are relevant to conducting EDD. Also covered will be relevant terminology, your digital footprint and interactive practical exercises.

Module 2. Planning for better search results

Tuesday from 15:00 – 16:30

In this session we will be examining the importance of planning, how to search in a more focused, logical manner to obtain better results and how to maintain effective records.

Module 3. Credibility and validation

Wednesday from 15:00 – 16:30

The abundance of false, malicious or questionable online information has the potential to misdirect investigators. In this session we discuss the importance of being able to discern between credible and non-credible sources providing examples to assist.

Module 4. Advanced Searching

Thursday from 15:00 – 16:30

In this session we will take you to the next level of searching. We will show you tools and techniques that will allow you access to the sorts of information needed to make an in-depth assessment of the person, persons or entities you are researching. This will include a presentation about using social media profiles.

Module 5. Online Security

Friday from 15:00 – 16:30

Often overlooked is the need to be aware of online security and the numerous ways in which an investigation can be compromised. This session deals with the level of monitoring across the Internet and how risks can be mitigated with both technology and good practice.

Important: In order to attain the necessary CPD certification it will be necessary for delegates to complete practical exercises in their own time. As and when this is required it will be discussed in full during the webcast.



Kindly note that registration is on a first come first serve basis in order for individual attention to be ensured. A maximum of 12 spaces per course are available.

Disclaimer: Please note we have little if any control over the stability and reliability of Internet connections. If for any reason there are issues with our side we will endeavour to rectify them promptly. In the unlikely event that there is no solution we will reschedule the session to a mutually agreeable time and date that suits the majority of delegates.