Introduction to the Dark Web Course

Learn about investigating the Dark Web and Cryptocurrencies

The Dark Web is an area of the Internet which in recent years has seen a great deal of attention.

Investigators are frequently confronted with lines of enquiry which lead towards dark web services and cryptocurrency.

Online Operations Limited have designed a two day introductory course designed for those who have little or no experience of the dark web or cryptocurrencies.

Course Summary

This is a hands on, practical and immersive course suitable for those who wish to increase their knowledge around the dark web and its services and how cryptocurrencies work.

Delegates will learn how to set up and secure a dark web browser, safely locate, view and secure material from dark web sites and setup a Bitcoin wallet and make some real transactions online.

The course will be facilitated by a former police online undercover officer, Internet Investigator and trainer who has many years experience operating in this murky corner of the Internet.

Several interactive and immersive exercises will be undertaken during the 2 days.

Delegates will also build personal confidence in this area of expertise and have an opportunity to identify how they will use new knowledge and skills in the working environment.

Sessions will be approached from an operational perspective, with challenges explored along the way.

This course will be delivered over 2 days, concluding at 4.30pm on the second day.

Headline Learning Outcomes – on completion, delegates will be able to:

  • Discuss how the dark web has developed, the ethos behind it and its structure
  • Demonstrate the download, installation and customisation of the Onion Router (TOR)  browser
  • Demonstrate dark web search techniques
  • Describe the purpose of Internet relay Chat (IRC)
  • Demonstrate the installation, customisation and deployment of IRC software
  • Demonstrate the creation of a Bitcoin paper, local and cloud based wallets
  • Demonstrate the use of virtual currencies including, buying, selling and making transactions.
  • Demonstrate evidence capture methodologies which can withstand scrutiny


Delegates are welcome from private and public sector, government organisations and law enforcement.

It is desirable, but not essential, that those attending should have some knowledge or experience of Internet investigation.

Participants should be computer literate, but no technical knowledge is required.

Dates and Venue

This next course will be held in central Liverpool – Dates TBC

Course times are 9am to 5pm..

The venue is close to major Liverpool railway stations, hotels and discounted car parks.

Computers, software and equipment, Internet access and lunch is provided during the course. Delegates will each receive a certificate of attendance.

Course material is provided on an encrypted USB thumb drive for delegates to take away.

For quality purposes, this course is limited to 14 delegates, so early booking is recommended

The cost of this course is £550 + vat per delegate. Group booking discounts are available.

Booking on This Course

Demand for this course is expected to be high.

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