CI111 The Dark Web: An Introduction

This training is intended for U.S. Criminal Justice Practitioners. Please register using your agency-issued email.

This course was funded by the Bureau of Justice Assistance.

This online course introduces the dark web and some of the most popular tools to access the darknet, including Tor, Freenet, and Invisible Internet Project (I2P). Basic topics include what Tor is, how it works, and who uses it; as well as dark markets in Tor Onion Service Servers (also known as .onion servers) and other hidden services. The course concludes with brief case studies covering some of the largest dark-market seizures in history.

This course has been certified by IADLEST as part of the National Certification Program.
Students who complete this course and pass the post test are eligible for 0.083 points toward the 3CE and 3CI certifications.

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  Length Class Part/Link Status
5 minPre-test

After completing the pre-test, proceed to The Dark Web: An Introduction.

45 minThe Dark Web: An Introduction

After completing this module, proceed to the post-test.

5 minPost-test

Students who score 80% or higher have passed the post-test and will be awarded a certificate of completion.

5 minEvaluation

Student feedback is an important part of the training cycle. Please complete the following evaluation to assist us in determining the effectiveness of our training and to obtain 100% completion for this course.

 Print Certificate of Completion

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