Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA)
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  Have you ever wondered how the world's TOP cyber investigators resolve some of the MOST prolific criminal investigations using intelligence gathered from social media?
It's because they train with us!
Discover Cutting-Edge Techniques and Real-World Training for Cyber and Social Media Investigations and Position Yourself as an Industry Recognized Expert with this New 2019 Certification Course!

  •  Gain the credibility, knowledge, and expertise you need to propel yourself ahead of the competition and become well-known as a thought leader in the investigative industry... 
  •  Enjoy 24/7 online access to the latest tutorials and live instructor support in a self-paced course you can take from the comfort of your own home...
  •  Earn your certification in just a few short weeks... instead of months!
Get Board Certified as a Social Media Intelligence Analyst Now!
The Best of the Best from the FBI, Secret Service, DOJ, Homeland Security, and thousands more attend this incredible board certification program each year to enhance their skill-sets, knowledge, & credibility, and we would love for you to become an SMIA today!

The SMIA Online Board Certification will keep you on the edge of your seat teaching you the most advanced and state-of-the-art intelligence and investigative methodologies employed by our nation's most elite cyber investigators! 

We are taking over 25 years of hands-on experience from the Federal, State and Local Law Enforcement Levels and Military Intelligence Sectors conducting social media investigations and sharing with you, our insights into what contributes to their success and failures.

The SMIA™ credential is tough and demanding, but fun to study. You will learn and grow with this phenomenal certification, and even better yet, it's all online. There are no boring theory lectures here. It’s all how-to-based tutorials, videos, and personal mentorship which helps you to actually utilize the learning’s coming from the training program and be highly effective in your organization and/or agency as you progress.

The SMIA™ Certification program contains ten modules which are consistent with the competencies needed to pass the renowned SMIA™ exam. You earn 31 CPE credits for completing this program. The modules are self-study available at your own pace and schedule. Study as you see fit, anywhere, and at any time.

  •  Tired of working harder and longer to conduct traditional investigations... instead of learning how to leverage the Internet and social media to conduct fast and effective investigations online...
  •  Overwhelmed, frustrated, and confused with social media sites... and you have no idea how to navigate social media platforms to glean the valuable intelligence and insights you need...
  • Frustrated with your lack of success in your investigative career... and ready to establish credibility as an expert authority and finally take your career to the next level.. ... 
... Then you are going to LOVE this new board certification program created by our world-class experts for 2017.
Get Certified by the Industry’s Premier and Most Recognized Nationally Accredited Training Organization… the McAfee Institute! 
Instead of Crawling to the Top of the Ladder, Why Not Propel Yourself There with the Expert Credentials and Knowledge You Need to Succeed?
What if instead, you could access engaging video tutorials at your own pace, ONLINE, 24/7 that showed you exactly how to conduct online investigations more quickly and easily than you ever dreamed possible? How about learning real-world applications and techniques through hands-on analytic cyber intelligence and investigative exercises?

And what if you could tap into the unmatched knowledge and expertise of some of the world's foremost experts and practitioners to understand how to maximize the intelligence that stands to be gained from social media sites, chat forums, and other open source intelligence communities?

  •  You'd feel optimistic, knowing that social media has opened up a new world of intelligence... and you know exactly how to use it to drive investigative strategies and ensure you're targeting the most dangerous threats.
  •  You'd feel relieved, knowing that you don't have to waste hours upon hours or spend tens of thousands of dollars trying to figure how to effectively navigate social media and utilize it as an investigative professional.
  • You'd enjoy more time and less stress, speeding up the investigative process by effortlessly navigating social networks.
  •  You'd feel proud, knowing you're the go-to expert in your niche that your peers, employer, and others turn to when it comes to conducting online investigations that get results.
And what would that do for your career?
Those who earn the nationally accredited credential you're about to discover go on to experience some of the world's most prestigious and exciting intelligence and investigative careers in both the public and private sectors.
What you will get with SMIA is...

  •  An intensive, yet succinct self-study program that makes it easy to become a Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst – even with your busy schedule
  •  Video-based tutorials that appeal to visual learners and make learning more of an engaging process so that you retain more information
  •  Real-life scenarios and real-world training that will challenge you and give you the hands-on experience you need to be successful
  •  LIVE investigative exercises that allow you to apply your learning and test your new skills on-the-spot
  •  LIVE instructor support available via Chat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm so you can get answers to your questions and quick assistance with your course
  •  And much, much more...
Get the credential you need without breaking your budget thanks to our convenient payment plan.

You don't have to stress or worry about paying the full enrollment fee upfront. Instead, you can enroll right now and make easy monthly payments! There's no catch, no credit check, and no application needed. PLUS: You'll enjoy 0% financing.

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Our students come from some of the MOST AMAZING organizations and agencies around the world and you can be apart of it!
• Here is what you will get in the SMIA board certification
These are some of the most incredibly interesting and thought provoking things that you are going to learn inside of this board certification program. 
The top four most important things that you will learn:
  • You will learn how to investigate & gather intelligence on the top social media platforms around the world
  • You will learn how to investigate metadata, digital evidence, and email headers
  • You will learn all of the legal fundamentals both criminally and civilly to conducting social media investigations.
  • You will learn the proper ways of securing a computer or mobile device for evidence
The top four ways the SMIA will help advance your career:
  • SMIA will allow you to enjoy more time and less stress, speeding up the investigative process by effortlessly navigating social networks.
  • Those that hold the SMIA credential often earn 22% more than their peers (according to our recent salary survey)!
  • SMIA will help you feel proud, knowing you're the go-to expert in your niche that your peers, employer, and others turn to when it comes to conducting online investigations that get results.
  • The SMIA provides an independent third party validation of your knowledge and expertise. Providing assurance to the industry you are trained to the standard in which the industry has set forth and reflect your dedication to your professional advancement in the tradecraft.
Social Media Investigations. Learn how to conduct basic and advance social media investigations on sites like Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and more.
Advanced Social Media Media Investigations. Learn the tricks to utilizing search tools to find the information you need to take criminals down.
Chatting up your person of interest. Learn what platforms to use and how best to record conversations
Privacy & Legal Fundamentals. Learn the legalities and various privacy rights of individuals around the world to keep your investigation safe and to ensure it's admissible in court.
Mobile Application Investigations. Learn how to conduct investigations on some of the most popular mobile applications like tinder, snap chat, 
Dating Site Investigations. Learn how to navigate and investigate some of the top dating sites.
Email Headers and Digital Forensics. Learn how to investigate email crimes and digital forensics.
Open Source Intelligence Methodologies. Learn how to utilize 100's of the industry's best OSINT resources to further your intelligence and investigative mission.
Live "Office Hours" 
Got an important question about how to move your career ahead? Want a fresh perspective to make better, wiser decisions? We have your back.
During Office Hours, he'll tackle your toughest questions and provide guidance to move you forward. If you can't make it live, catch the replay.
Let’s Sum It Up —
Here’s Everything Included In Your Tuition
It’s important that you know the enormous value you’ll get in this program. 
 Official e-Courseware: ($1497 Value)
 One-Year Online Exam License Official: ($997 Value)
 Official Prep Review Quizzes: ($497 Value)
 Official Digital Study Guide: ($350 Value)
 Exam Guarantee: Pass it or try again (Value $997)
 KeepSake: Graduation Packet (Value $300)
 Bonus #1: Career Center Access: (Value $1200)
 Bonus #2: Live Instructor Support: (Value $2400)
Total SMIA Value: $8238
Total SMIA Investment Only $1497
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Everything is included below
  • Official e-Courseware: ($1497 Value)
  •  Official One-Year Online Exam License: ($997 Value)
  •  Official Prep Review Quizzes: ($497 Value)
  •  Official Digital Study Guide: ($350 Value)
  •  Exam Guarantee: Pass it or try again (Value $997)
  •  KeepSake: Graduation Packet (Value $300)
  •  Bonus #1: Career Center Access: (Value $1200)
  •  Bonus #2: Live Instructor Support: (Value $2400)




You can trust us!
Don't just take our word for it. 
See what some of the industry's Top Social Media Investigators have to say
What People Are Saying About This Incredible PROGRAM On...
Review By  Joy Ghosh, SMIA
Very comprehensive material
Will this course get you a job as a SMIA - probably not. Will it lead you in the right direction in your cyber crime fighter career using Social Media as the primary channel of investigation - Yes. Lot of great content and focused information. Recommended !!
Review By Michelle McManus, SMIA
Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst (SMIA) is a Great course. Very informative!
The SMIA certification gave me the training necessary to investigate social media profiles. If you are reading this, chances are you already know how popular social media is and how it is continuing to grow. This course will also prepare you to help fight cyber crime and online bullying. Child predators have turned to social media to find their next victim. Young teens are sending or posting messages about their classmates on social media sites that have lead to these young teens committing suicide.
Joshua Eduy, SMIA
I recently went through the SMIA and it was honestly, the #1 training course I have attended in over 30+ years. I have been in the telecommunication, computer and digital forensics industry for over 40 years. The 'tricks of the trade' you will learn in the SMIA are second to none. Take one of these courses and at the end, ask yourself, 'was it worth the time?' ... nuff said!
Gary Thomas, SMIA
I think it is a great starter course. I have been doing investigations using SM for the past 10 years and this course made me think about a few things to add to my toolbox. Really liked the at my pace learning. Thank you!
Sam Palmer, SMIA
Awesome course. Great training, the whole course was laid out well and provided a ton of information along with the training.
Wayne A, SMIA
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The Way in the SMIA
As soon as you join the program, you'll have guidance and support from a team of like-minded investigators and intelligence professionals in a safe and encouraging environment.

SMIA Coaches & Mentors

Get your questions answered and get guidance, encouragement and feedback from our fellow successful intelligence & investigative professionals at any time during your program via live chat.

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Within minutes or hours, you'll have responses from our team of coaches and mentors, and even your fellow students and McAfee Institute Team!

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If you have any technical issues or are simply facing a challenge you need help with, jump on chat with us or email us at support@mcafeeinstitute.com and we will take care of you as fast as humanly possible.


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This program has the power to profoundly change your life and career. That’s not hype — that’s based on results from past students who stayed in action.

We’re confident that if you do the work, you’ll get tremendous value. We back that up with our risk-free money back guarantee. Here’s how it works.

Test drive the first two Modules of SMIA or 5% of the course within the next 3 days. If you don’t feel we’ve delivered the value — just email our support team, show us your completed coursework and we’ll issue you a full refund. The reason we ask for your completed coursework is simple.

We only want to work with people who are fully committed to taking consistent action. We devote tremendous time, energy and care to our students, so it’s vital that you’re as dedicated to this experience as we are to you.

If you don’t plan to start the program right away we’d still love to have you, but be sure this is the right investment for you. Because refund eligibility does have a firm deadline. This framework ensures that only active, committed people are in SMIA, which helps us avoid wasting your time and ours.
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Lifetime Access: Retake the program as many times as you want, for FREE!

The path to mastery in any field is through intentional repetition. Which is why for as long as the program is in existence, you can
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Our Customer Happiness team is unparalleled. Whatever you need, we’re here to help. You’ll always be taken care of with understanding, honesty and respect.

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Our community is filled with extraordinary humans. Simply stated, there’s no other program that maintains such high standards of kindness and integrity among its members.

Graduates from 90+ Industries Across 117 Countries

There’s a reason we’re the gold standard in this industry. Our strategies work across an enormous range of businesses and with entrepreneurs at virtually every stage of their journey.

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No Travel Required — 
Learn At Your Own Pace
The program is based online so you can participate from home or work.
You have lifetime access to the training, so you can go through the material as fast as you would like or you can slow things down and work on your own schedule.

You’ll also be able to ask questions, get feedback and connect with fellow SMIA students and mentor coaches online, too.
Top FAQ's
I know that if I commit fully and apply what I learn, I’ll get tremendous value. That said, how much time do I need to set aside each week?
If you plan to work through the program to be more effective at work in the quickest and most effective manner, we recommend between 4-6 hours per week to watch the training, complete your assignments and — if you’d like — engage with our mentors and the community. Many of our students go through the program as best they can; pause and return to it as their schedule allows.

If you’re not able to carve out that much time at first, don’t worry. You get lifetime access to the training and can easily work at your own pace, on your own schedule. Most of our students have full-time jobs or businesses and families. This experience is designed to stretch you, but it can also be customized to your life.

The more focus and dedication you put into the program, the more you’ll get out of it. To be clear, there are no fast or guaranteed results.

Advancing your career, credibility, and expertise so that it actually matters is not an 8-week, linear event. This program mirrors the reality of being one of the best cyber intelligence & investigative professionals around the world — it’s intense, time consuming, demanding and something you’ll work on for the life of your business.
Do I need to attend the SMIA at certain times or can I access it any time I want?
You can access the material at your convenience. The core training consists of pre-recorded videos, tutorials, investigative assignments, resources, quizzes and worksheets so you can access the materials anytime you want. Over the course of program, we’ll add new content to your student portal and you’re free to learn on your schedule.
Are your programs accredited and recognized?
Yes our programs are accredited through NASBA (National Accounting Standard Board Association) to issue Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits. We are also recognized by the NICSS (National Initiative of Cyber Security Studies) and partners with Homeland Security on this endeavor. Our programs are recognized throughout thousands of law enforcement, fortune 500 & 1000 organizations around the world. We have gain industry recognition over the last 5 years as being one of the Fastest Growing Companies on the INC 500. We are #1 in Education & #35 Fastest Growing Companies out of 500 of the top companies around the world. We have also been voted #1 in Illinois as The Best of the Best Places to Work.
Is everything online or do I need to travel?
Your entire program is conducted online from the comfort of your home, office, park, or wherever else you would like to take it.
What are the eligibility requirements?
 - Bachelor’s degree or higher plus one year of experience in fraud, investigations, IT, law enforcement, forensics, criminal justice, law, and/or loss prevention or
 - Associates degree plus two years of experience as stated above or
 - High school diploma or GED plus four years of experience as stated above or

In addition, a person convicted of a felony, any crime of moral turpitude or misdemeanor relating to honesty, theft, embezzlement, fraud or the like shall be ineligible to become an SMIA®. Applicant must provide a copy of certified transcript of education ONLY if using college degree rather than experience to qualify.

Applicant must successfully pass the prescribed criminal background check. Falsification or omission of information on the application form will be reason enough to disqualify an applicant from becoming or remaining a Certified Social Media Intelligence Analyst.
Do I need to renew this board certification?
Yes, once you earn the board certification, you do need to renew it every two years. The cost is $125 which is the lowest in the industry.  You can view the details here.
Who are your programs intended to serve?
Our programs are designed for Investigation Professionals in Law Enforcement, Loss Prevention, Private Investigation, Intelligence, Military, Cyber Security & More.
What if I try this program and it doesn’t work for me — can I get my money back?
Yes. We’re not here to hold anyone hostage. Here’s how our guarantee works.

Test drive the first two Modules within the next 3 days and if you don’t feel this program is right for you — just email our support team, show us your completed coursework and we’ll issue you a fast and complete refund.

The reason we ask for your completed course work is simple. We only want to work with people who are truly committed to taking massive, consistent action and using the ideas and strategies to create real change.

We devote a tremendous amount of time, energy and human resources into our students in this program, so it’s vital that you’re as committed to taking action as we are to supporting your success.
If You've Read This Far, 
You Owe It Yourself
If you’ve read this far, you owe it to yourself to honestly answer these questions:
What if just one idea in SMIA..
helps you put your career back on track and gives you and your family financial freedom for life?
What if just one strategy in SMIA..
helps you finally breakthrough and begin identifying & prosecuting some of the most prolific types of online crimes to impact your organization or jurisdiction helping to protect hundreds, thousands or even millions of customers?
What if just one technique in SMIA..
helps you free up 4-7 more productive hours per week? What impact will that have on your relationships, your job, your joy?
What would those changes realistically be worth to you over a lifetime?
$5,000... $20,000... $50,000...or more?
You have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Don’t miss your 
chance to finally start living the life you’ve been dreaming of.
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Consumer Testimonials. As with any professional development program, your results using SMIA may vary from these consumer testimonials. Your results will be based on many variables, such as your level of effort, business acumen, personal qualities, knowledge, skills, and a host of other factors. Since these factors differ for each individual, we cannot guarantee your success, results, or income level, nor are we responsible for your success or failure.