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Certified Online Investigative Research Specialist

The First of its kind - A Gold Standard Certification for Professional Researcher, Investigators, Journalists & Lawyer

Certified Online Investigative Research Specialist (COIRS)® Training Guide 4th Edition

While CIRS® certification provides the most comprehensive training program for Internet research, the  COIRS® program adds “Investigative Research” techniques and methods to the mix. The Training Manual has Six (6) New Modules and extracts borrowed from CIRS® Module 2. The Training Guide teaches methods and tools used in investigating people, businesses; verification of news, social media claims; and authenticating videos and images found online. The use of mobile phones and social media brings new complexities that makes it difficult to plug everything private; thus compromising user’s safety, integrity and exposure of private data – The COIRS® Training Guide highlights ways to prevent inherent risks associated with information exposures that comes with others performing online research and investigation on you or your business.

Certified Internet Research Specialist Training Course

COIRS Examination Syllabus

COIRS® Training Guide for Online Investigative Research - Modules & Units Overview

Social Media Information Sourcing & Verification

  • Social Media Information & Data Collection Source – Unit 14
  • Social Media Fake Information Detection & Verification – Unit 15

Module 6

Module 7

Email Tracking & Verification

  • Email Technology & Reading Email Headers – Unit 16
  • Email Scams, Email Verification & Search Queries – Unit 17

Fake News Content Verification - Methods, Tools & Techniques

  • News Information Source & News Bias Detection – Unit 18
  • Fake News Detection & News Verification Methods – Unit 19

Module 8

Module 9

Online Videos, Photos & Images Verification

  • Online Videos Authentication & Evidence Management – Unit 20
  • Identifying Video Edits, Tampering & Manipulations – Unit 21

Fake Websites & Web Content Pages Verification

  • Websites & Web Content Verifications – Unit 22
  • Identifying Fakes in Website Content Pages - Unit 23

Module 10

Module 11

Online Background Checks & Assets Verification

  • Private & Public Information, Source & Reports - Unit 24
  • International Money Laundering Schemes & Foreign Assets Detection - Unit 25

Online Research Methods & Techniques (Borrowed from CIRS® Course)

  • Research Methods & Methodology – Unit 3
  • Research Planning – Unit 4
  • Internet Research Challenges – Unit 5
  • Information of the Internet – Unit 6
  • Reading SERP’s & Web-page Links – Unit 7
  • Advance Internet Search Methods & Techniques – Unit 8
  • Browser Adjustments & Personalization – Unit 9

Module 2

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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.

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Benefits of CIRS Certification

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

Certified Internet Research Specialists (CIRS)

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

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AIRS is the world's leading community for the Internet Research Specialist and provide a Unified Platform that delivers, Education, Training and Certification for Online Research.

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