Janes Online OSINT Masterclass

Janes Masterclass is a modular and progressive self-study course that can be completed independently. Structured around established intelligence processes, the course is primarily intended for analysts undertaking open source intelligence activity as part of their roles, however academic and other researchers would also benefit greatly from the techniques and tradecraft the course teaches.

The processes, sources, and expert judgement that make up Janes tradecraft enable us to offer you the highest levels of assurance. Janes content is verified and validated under strict editorial guidelines. Janes uses a multi-faceted approach to open-source intelligence with all sources assessed for bias/objectivity, reliability, and level of certainty. The Janes Masterclass is derived from this tradecraft and expertise.


What will you learn?

Not only will you learn the open-source intelligence tradecraft but you will gain a broader understanding of your role supporting planners and decision-makers. 

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How is the course structured?

The course is structured in 6 modules. Module one is all about learning and understanding the fundamentals, module two is about setting the direction, module three is about collection, module four is about processing, module five is about dissemination and module six is about consolidation. 

OSINT Masterclass Course Structure

Who is the course tailored for?

Public Sector and National Security Organisations

Ministries and Departments of Defense, Foreign Affairs Ministries and Departments, Intelligence Agencies, Government, Military Intelligence, Armed Forces.

Private Sector Organisations

Those that need to understand threats to company assets or individuals, and conduct research in a defence industry context.

Academic Institutions
Especially those running security, intelligence of defence-related courses, or study abroad programmes where students have to understand the security environment of a new country prior to arrival.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much time will I have to complete the course?

From the date registered, participants will have six months to complete the course and assignment. However, we highly recommend participants complete this within three months.

What language is the course on?

The course videos and accompanying material is recorded in English. However, participants can enable CC subtitles on course videos in their preferred language. 

What kind of equipment is required to complete the course?

The Janes OSINT Masterclass contains regular practical exercises and knowledge checks. There is no requirement to purchase any accounts or additional software and should be able to follow the course with little more than a laptop, tablet, or smartphone.

Will I be issued a certificate upon completion?

Each module concludes with a review and assessment. Janes will issue a Certificate of Completion to all participants. To qualify for the certificate, participants must complete each lesson and assessment. Janes encourages participants to complete an optional capstone assignment and the end of the course, which will be assessed by the Janes Intelligence Unit (JIU) and if it is of the required standard, the participant will attain an Open Source Intelligence Practitioner's Certificate.

Will I get any assistance during the course?

Should participants struggle with aspects of the course they can email the Janes Intelligence Unit who will provide assistance.

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Request a free consultation to find out how in a world of fake news and ever growing conflict, Janes can provide you with unbiased, verified open-source intelligence.

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Request a free consultation to find out how in a world of fake news and ever growing conflict, Janes can provide you with unbiased, verified open-source intelligence.

Janes Online OSINT Masterclass