Certified Internet Research Specialist

The First of its kind - A Gold Standard Certification for Practitioners of Online Research.

Certified Internet Research Specialist (CIRS) Training Guide 4th Edition

This book is developed as a Self-study Training Guide to assist you in preparing for the CIRS examination. The book is most suitable as a Practical Guide or Reference for mastering the art of Online Research by anyone that uses the Internet as a primary tool for information gathering - Learning topics in this book will serve to assist you in applying the practical approach in building complex search queries and using search tools.

Even if you are someone that is starting a career involving extensive online research with a very little technical background, you will find that the book will start you with the basic concepts and gradually take you to the expert levels fairly quickly - this is due to the use of simple English combined with plenty of screenshots captured as exhibits – It contains hundreds of practical examples, easy to follow illustrations, diagrams, charts, graphs and several lists of information resources and links.

These are a set of 2 books bundle as a Self-Study Training Guide and Q&A Workbook to prepare students for the CIRS Certification Exam.

This program consists of four (4) Modules and (42) Chapters, providing you with latest job-ready skills and techniques.

[Note: Students taking online classes will find the Chapters are split into several Lessons ]

Certified Internet Research Specialist Training Course

CIRS Examination Syllabus

By earning this certification, you will be able to learn:

CIRS Training Guide for Professional Online Research – Modules & Chapters Overview


Internet Technology, Websites & Web Browsers

  • Networks & Internet Technology
  • Internet Devices & Communication Mechanism
  • The Web Applications, Textual Database of Search Engines
  • The Web Browsers & Search Engines
  • The Search Engine Technology
  • Web Page Querying & Indexing by Search Engines
  • HTML the Language of Web Search Engines



Research Methods & Online Research

  • Search Engines and Keywords Search
  • Search Engine Textual Database & Query Recognition Intelligence
  • Query Intent Determination with Context
  • Search Assist & Predictive Search
  • Building Web Search Queries
  • Multi-search Queries with Boolean Operators
  • Precision Search with Advanced Search Operators
  • Reading Search Engine Results, Searching for Web Resources
  • A Practical Illustrations of Online Search
  • Internet Research Challenges
  • Introduction to Online Data Collection Methods
  • Internet Information Sources
  • Information of the Deep Web
  • Sponsored Advertisement vs. Real Information
  • List of Internet Information Sources
  • Research Planning, Online Data Types, Collection & Sampling
  • Information Reliability & Associated Risks


The Business of Research for Independent Research Professionals

  • Internet Research Business
  • Independent Research Business
  • Legal Structuring of Research Business
  • Research Business Opportunities
  • Recommended Software for Research Business



Introduction to Cyber Law & Emerging Legal Issues

  • Introduction to Cyber Law or Internet Law
  • Establishing Legal Jurisdiction on the Internet
  • Intellectual Property Laws of the Internet
  • Trademark Laws for the Internet
  • Patents Laws Applied for the Internet
  • Online Privacy, Defamation, and Spamming
  • Laws Governing Cyber-crimes
  • Internet Activity of E-commerce (E-Business)
  • Introduction to Internet Ethics
  • Ethical Issues in Recruitment


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CIRS Exam Guidance

Certification FAQs

Certified Internet Research Specialist Syllabus


Become a Certified Internet Research Specialist

Study Time: Approx. 8 to 12 Hrs Per week Over 6 weeks
Assessment: 90 Minutes Multiple Choice Exam
Resources: Video Video Library, Slides, Practice Exercises, Q & A Workbook

Our Courses

Study Online & Become a Certified Online Research Professional

Networks Technology, Browser and Search Engine Technology, Advanced Research Methods, Techniques & Advanced Search Queries - with Boolean Notations and Symbols, Data Collection Methods, Business of Research, Legal Research, Online Information Verifications, Social Media Information Verification, Online Video Clips Tampering Detection & Verifications, Online News & News Story Verifications, Background Checks, Assets Discovery & Money Trail Verifications, Email Spams & Scams, Fake Websites & Web Content Verification– choose your area of interest. Find what course works best for you.

Become a Certified Research Professional

Benefits of CIRS Certification

Our flagship certification called CIRS [Certified Internet Research Specialists] is by far the only professional credentials that meet this challenge.

Professional Credibility

An undertaking by the CIRS qualified research specialists ties you to abide by the Association “Professional Code of Conduct” delivered a level of confidence.

Industry Validation

Association CIRS Certification is the most important industry-recognized certification for Online Research. Become a CIRS Certified & gain professional recognition necessary to demonstrate your skills.

Career Outlook

The future of the certified Internet Research Specialist (CIRS) is a bright one. Find out if getting your CIRS Certification is the right choice for you.

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The CIRS Exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions. The exam can be taken online at any time from anywhere where Internet access is available. This is a closed book exam, therefore, we strictly prohibit the use of any reference material during the exam. In order to pass the CIRS Certification Exam students must provide correct answers score of at least 75% correct answers.

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