Internet Investigations & OSINT Basic Training (2023)

We teach you the critical OSINT fundamentals for successfully searching and analyzing online information.

You will learn the essential practical skills required for any form of quality online investigation. The training is suitable for those with little prior knowledge or those who want to deepen their understanding.

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Professional investigation in the Internet

Live training on your premises

Flexible online video courses

Hands-on exercises with case studies

Expert seminars at the date of your choice

Internet Investigations & OSINT Basic Training (1)

Our workshop “Internet Investigation Basics” is a video online workshop with personal accompanying coaching. We start with a personal onboarding meeting and then have regular 1:1 live calls via Zoom. This allows us to clarify any open questions during the training and ensures a high level of practical relevance.
In this course, we provide you with the foundation on the topic of internet investigations and OSINT research.

We share the knowledge gained from 20 years of online investigations and criminal casework.

Our “Internet Investigations” workshop is a 2-day intensive classroom course or an online workshop. This course provides you with the foundation for Internet investigations and OSINT research.

With our proven processes, tools, and methods, you can immediately start your practical investigative work after this first course.

Online training & personal online coaching

Internet investigations & OSINT basic training.
The online workshop with the greatest possible flexibility.
Personal Onboarding
More 1:1 live calls during the workshop
More than 30 video lessons with a duration of over 7 hours.
Checklists - Exercises - Sources
12 months duration
No automatic renewal

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In-house seminar

"Internet Investigations & OSINT Basic Training" on your premises. It is ideally suited for investigator teams, corporate security, and researchers.

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Online video course

"Internet Investigations & OSINT Basic Training." The online workshop with the greatest possible flexibility.

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Who is the workshop "Fundamentals of Internet Discovery" aimed at?

The course is designed for:

  • Investigators with police, customs and other law enforcement agencies
  • Prosecutors
  • investigative journalists and reporters
  • Private investigators, investigator and detectives
  • Investigators and OSINT analysts at Group Security and Corporate Security
  • Senior Investigator
  • Brand Protection Manager
  • Threat Investigator
  • Penetration Tester
  • Employees of IT Security
  • and all those interested in professional investigation on the Internet as well as OSINT research.
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Why learn OSINT?

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Learn a skill that already enjoys great importance today and is becoming increasingly relevant for every company. Digitization is advancing in all areas, and with it the amount of data generated and the associated security threats. The evaluation and analysis of information is becoming increasingly valuable for companies. Capable people in these areas are needed.

Why take a course with corma?

The Trainer

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Jörn Weber

Jörn Weber is an investigator, trainer, and managing director of corma GmbH. Before joining the company, he worked as a police officer in NRW for almost 20 years, ending his service as a chief detective.

He and his team support national and international clients’ security departments and brand protection officers.

Highly professional internet research and the daily use of OSINT tools ensure the successful completion of investigations – and thus also the practical reference in training.

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20 years experience

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Internationally Active

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+1,000 participants

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Multiple Certifications

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The advantages of this course offer

In addition to the video material, our online training also contains numerous checklists, workflows, and other templates – and new updates and content are constantly being added.

We don’t leave you on your own, but guide you through the entire training with personal coaching. Starting with the 1:1 onboarding zoom meeting and then continuing with regular online meetings. You determine the time that suits you best.

Your advantage: There are no fixed dates for the video lessons and exercises. You can flexibly adapt the teaching content to your schedule and daily work processes. At the same time, you have the opportunity to ask questions by e-mail at any time. Above all, you can clarify all points in our 1:1 Zoom meetings.

Course contents at a glance

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  • Overview investigations
  • File storage – building a folder structure
  • Setting up OSINT environment
  • Using a virtual machine
  • Configure and use investigation browser
  • Use clean Internet
  • Use secure VPN
  • Create and “maintain” sock puppets /covert search profiles
  • Everything important about search engines & operators
  • Efficient internet research: “Fast – Focused – Secure”.
  • Online evidence preservation – documentation usable in court

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Basics of Internet Investigation
What you will learn in this seminar

  • You will learn new possibilities of internet investigations, which you can use for searches on subjects, persons, and organizations.
  • You will know essential tools such as VPN, virtual machines, anonymous cell phones, and similar instruments.
  • You have an optimally configured investigation browser at your disposal, which you can use anywhere & at any time via backups.
  • You know the basics of efficient Internet searches, and you can implement structured investigation plans.
  • You will be able to create professional search plans and use tools for evidentiary search protocols.
  • You will be able to apply Google operators and Boolean search statements confidently.
  • You have mastered the basics of online evidence preservation.
  • You have created your undercover accounts on relevant social networks.
  • You have the necessary skills and knowledge to optimize the security and usability of your investigations through virtual machines.
  • You know the advantages of professional solutions over free OSINT tools.

Online training & personal online coaching

Internet investigations & OSINT basic training.
The online workshop with the greatest possible flexibility.
Personal Onboarding
More 1:1 live calls during the workshop
More than 30 video lessons with a duration of over 7 hours.
Checklists - Exercises - Sources
12 months duration
No automatic renewal

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More about the company

The company

corma is your professional contact for national and international business investigations, internet investigations as well as searches and OSINT trainings.

We offer companies competent support in cases of fraud, product piracy and cybercrime, for example. Our team provides valuable expert-level assistance to companies and develops effective solutions to problems – even in complicated circumstances.

Thanks to many years of cooperation with demanding clients – for example multinational corporations, their corporate security or compliance departments – our investigators have extensive experience in the field of corporate security.

Customer reviews

I would like to pass on the very positive feedback from the police on your investigation report. The officers described both the content and the structure of the report as excellent!

Fashion industryBrand Protection Manager

We needed an expert analysis on several PDF documents and similar files. corma was very responsive to our requirements and worked closely with our team to deliver the desired results. We definitely recommend their expertise and customized service.


... would like to thank you for the good cooperation with you and your smooth support in this investigation!

Bayerische POLICELeitender Polizeibeamter

We have been working with corma for about 2 years in various fields. The team has always responded very quickly and delivered excellent results, and the service has always fit our needs exactly. Recently, corma GmbH also shared their extensive expert knowledge with us and trained our team on OSINT investigation techniques and tools. A great team to work with. I am already looking forward to the next cooperation!


Thank you so much for this report. I've seen a few reports during my time in brand protection, and yours is at the top of the list for thoroughness and clarity. Great work. If we need another investigation on an online seller in the future, I will certainly use your services.

Computer hardware manufacturerSenior Legal Counsel



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Internet Investigations & OSINT Basic Training.
The online workshop with the greatest possible flexibility.

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You have 12 months to complete all the lessons. During this time, you will have access to all new videos and updates.

Booking our online video course grants you the right of personal use (one person per booking).

Sharing the login copying videos and other materials provided is not allowed.

Sharing the login, copying videos and other provided materials is not allowed.

Our provider performs a so-called account sharing control, i.e. as a user you can only use a certain number of devices at the same time and have a quota on how many devices you can delete from the list per month to make room for more devices again. Devices” here means browser, smartphone, tablet and similar tools.

Our courses also only allow one login at a time.
This means that every time a member navigates into a course, they will be logged out of the previous device.

The course is not only for beginners. Advanced users will also find important information and learn new solutions.

Our training is practice-oriented. We are primarily concerned with improving the skills of our participants.
We focus on practical skills and techniques that you can apply immediately. All procedures, tips and explanations are tested and proven in our daily practice.
We also make sure that you master the methods and don’t just rely on one tool.

Our training is designed so that you can apply the knowledge you learn immediately after the course.
If you continue to build on this new knowledge and apply it regularly, it will certainly benefit your professional career.

Of course, you will receive a certificate from us confirming your successful participation in the respective course. But more importantly, you will be able to put the knowledge into practice and use it immediately.
This will enable you to demonstrate your new skills at any time.

If you have any further questions, please contact us.
Please do not hesitate to make an appointment for a conversation. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

That’s what our trainings are all about. We do not obsessively try to find the cheapest or free solutions. We focus on presenting the processes and solutions that lead to the goal quickly, safely and precisely. Professional results require professional tools and solutions. That’s exactly what we show you in our training courses.

However, this also means that some of the professional solutions will certainly push your budget to the limits. But where possible, we will also show you alternatives to the expensive solutions.

All courses contain the latest findings from the international OSINT and Investigation community. Only the really useful and implementable methods and tools find their way into our courses.

If solutions do not work anymore, we replace this content as soon as possible.
We also regularly update the courses with new content.

The course is designed to be accessible to all. You do not need a background in programming or even a degree.
Basic knowledge of the Internet and how to use Windows/Linux/Apple computers is of course helpful.
The main thing is to have interest in professional online investigation (OSINT) and intelligence gathering.

No. Set your own learning speed.

Individual scheduling: The online course adapts to your schedule.
Only for our 1:1 coaching sessions we then arrange appropriate dates.

In this case we would recommend that you book the intensive course for your company. For this, it is best to call us directly and we will clarify the best solution for you.
We offer you custom-fit solutions for your team.

The course consists of video lessons supplemented by 1:1 live coaching sessions.

In addition, you will be provided with practical checklists, templates and further information as downloads.

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No. You can start the course at any time. Of course, you can complete it at your own pace. You can repeat each module as many times as you like. You have 12 months free access to the course and do not have to complete it at any time.

After you have fully completed the course, you will receive a certificate of attendance.

Access is via the web browser. This makes you independent of devices and operating systems. Furthermore, an app for iOS and Android is available. The course apps are so-called Progressive Web Apps (PWA).

Can the seminar also be held in-house?


The "Internet Investigations and OSINT" basic training at your site. Ideally suited for investigative teams, corporate security and researchers.

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Can I get a discount on the online course?

Multiple bookings

Would you like to register three or more people for our online course?

We are happy to offer you extra conditions.
Please contact us by phone 02163 / 34 90 08 0 or via our form.

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Authority discount

Your government agency is interested in our online video course?
We offer attractive discounts.

Don't hesitate to contact us by phone
02163 / 34 90 08 0 or via our form.

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What's next?

Want to learn more about Internet Investigations and become a power user? No problem! Check out the other courses on this website. They are all designed to help you go from any level of knowledge to a professional user.

If you are interested in multiple courses and personal coaching:

Contact us on the keyword “online investigator school”. Then we will discuss with you a personal offer that includes all available and future trainings.

Learn more about "Online Investigator School"

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Any information you provide us in advance will help us answer your request. You can also set up an online meeting right away.

We are at your disposal for an online meeting. Please book an appointment that suits you in our calendar.

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