What Does it Take to be a CSMIE Pro?

CSMIE Analyst

Collaborator: Stephanie Fikisz

At SMI Aware, CSMIEs are a vital part of our team of experts. Our CSMIEs have to meet several certification standards to be a part of our analyst team, and they bring credible, repeatable, unbiased searching techniques to our proprietary software.

What is a Certified Social Media Investigation Expert?

CSMIE is an abbreviation for Certified Social Media Intelligence Expert, and is a nationally accredited and recognized certification. Those who acquire this certification have the most concise and up-to-date open-source, social media, and intelligence training which prepares them for effectively conducting online investigations.

In order to achieve this title and to acquire a certification, CSMIE’s must complete 60 professional educational credits with the McAfee Institute. This certification includes training courses, preparation reviews, and exams. Course prerequisites are a Bachelor’s Degree or higher plus four years of experience in related intelligence fields, an Associates Degree plus six years of experience, or a High School diploma plus seven years of experience. The CSMIE certification ranks as a Level 4 (Expert) in an overall proficiency level.

The courses within the certification cover a variety of investigation and intelligence gathering topics. Some of the specialty areas within the course include topics such as Cyber Operations, Advanced Search Techniques, Privacy and Data Protection, Open Source Intelligence, Social Media Intelligence, Exploring the Deep Web, Digital Forensics, Legal Fundamentals, and Cyber Investigations.

Why is it important to have CSMIEs on the SMI Aware team?

CSMIE certified Analysts are crucial for investigations because they are recognized as industry experts with the most advanced techniques and expertise for online intelligence gathering. Moreover, CSMIE analysts at SMI Aware are trained to collect and preserve online evidence using our own proprietary software using an unbiased, repeatable process. With a team of experienced analysts, you can be confident that you will receive accurate, efficient, compliant, and secure results.

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