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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.

The course for the CIRS® certification exam is divided into four (4) modules check more details below.

[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


Networks, Internet & Web Technology

  • Networks & Internet Technology
  • Internet Browsers & Web Application Technology



Research Methods & Online Research

  • Research Methods & Methodology
  • Research Planning
  • Internet Research Challenges
  • Information on the Internet
  • Reading SERP’s & Web-page Links
  • Advance Internet Search Methods & Techniques
  • Browser Adjustments & Personalization


The Business of Research for Independent Research Professionals

  • Essentials of Starting Internet Research Business 
  • Internet Research Business, Essential Tools & Software’s 



Introduction to Cyber Law & Emerging Legal Issues

  • Internet Law – Introduction to Cyber Laws
  • Internet Ethics – Introduction to Ethical Issues of the Internet


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CIRS Exam Guidance

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CIRS Syllabus


Become a Certified Internet Research Specialist

Study Time: Approx. 6 to 8 Hrs Per week Over 5 weeks
Assessment: 60 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 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 AIRS “Professional Code of Conduct” delivered a level of confidence.

Industry Validation

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

Greater Adaptability

AIRS Certified professionals demonstrate that they are committed to continuing education, allowing them to adapt more effectively to a rapidly changing technology environment.

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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.

Certified Internet Research Specialists (CIRS)

“The First of its kind, a Gold Standard Certification for Practitioners of Online Research”

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