In June 2023, we successfully rolled out our new online learning portal, Spark. The excitement did not end there. This month, we are thrilled to launch Spark Premium – The choice of learning for thousands of OSINT and Maltego investigators worldwide.
Spark is an all-in-one platform for investigators, analysts, and researchers to learn about how to make their work more effective and efficient by using Maltego and other investigative methods. In addition to Maltego-specific training, Spark offers learning resources in the domains of open-source intelligence (OSINT), cybersecurity, and more, to keep practitioners ready for any investigation coming their way.
Spark Premium opens even more learning opportunities and formats. It is included in our Maltego Enterprise Plan, and can be purchased via our webshop as a yearly subscription.
Learn the Way You Prefer with Spark & Spark Premium 🔗︎
The launch of Spark comes with the release of a wide range of multi-format learning resources that serve learners with diverse preferences and learning habits.
We took feedback from our existing learners as well as external trainers who collaborate closely with Maltego to understand how people learn best and how we can help shape their learning experience. We reviewed, revamped, and redesigned all our existing E-learning courses and introduced a comprehensive catalog of new, supporting resources.
While we will continue to expand the topical and structural variety of our learning content, we launched Spark today with the following three learning offerings:
A Series of On-Demand E-Learning Courses for Maltego Users 🔗︎
Spark offers a series of on-demand courses that serve your Maltego learning needs.
The Maltego Foundations 1 and Maltego Foundations 2 courses focus on getting users familiarized with the Maltego tool to perform investigations. Spark Premium subscribers can upskill further with the Maltego Advanced course which showcases Maltego’s customization and automation capabilities.
For Spark Premium subscribers, we also offer on-demand courses centered around specific Maltego data integrations on the Transform Hub, so that our users and customers can upskill in areas most relevant to their day-to-day operations.
A Collection of In-Depth Investigative Masterclasses 🔗︎
Masterclasses are our newest learning offerings that aim to help investigators upskill their domain knowledge. We are excited to work with industry leaders and experts to make their expertise accessible.
Our first Masterclasses include exciting topics such as:
- Citizenship for Sale: Uncovering Criminal Operations where Mario Rojas, threat intelligence expert and former Maltego Subject Matter Expert, takes us into the hidden world of fake document supply chains and sales. This Masterclass showcases how he navigates the dark web and the surface web to map out a broad network of sites offering these illegal services, personal identifier data associated with them, and individuals possibly behind the operation.
- Company Analysis with Maltego where Andrew Fordred, cyber intelligence expert and former cyber investigator, covers the OSINT tools, data sources, techniques, and workflows that can help find information related to businesses and organizations and produce the best outcomes.
- Enhancing Information from Phone Numbers and Email Addresses where Andrew Fordred tackles the difficult task of creating intelligence starting with only a simple piece of information. He demonstrates how to effectively use Maltego and OSINT to match phone numbers and email addresses with people and organizations.
Check out our extensive Masterclass collection now!
A Catalog of Maltego Handbooks, Articles, and Videos 🔗︎
Finally, the launch of Spark comes with a large catalog of Maltego resources with which you can learn at your own pace.
Our Handbooks for Incident Response, Cyber Threat Intelligence, and Social Media Investigations have proven to be useful to learn about essential Maltego workflows and data integrations relevant to each operation. As a Spark learner and Maltego user, you also have unlimited access to all Maltego case studies, use case demos, and whitepapers.
Learn the Best Way Possible with Spark Premium 🔗︎
More than just an online library, Spark is a modern learning portal that offers learners a thoughtful learning experience while gaining knowledge. Learners can take advantage of intuitive site navigation, simpler course registration, direct access to materials, and an attractive web interface to make their learning journey as enjoyable as possible.
With Spark Premium, our learners will have access to even more interactive learning options for our learners, including monthly Ask-Me-Anything sessions with a Maltego trainer, monthly full-length live training sessions, and asynchronous Capture the Flag challenges which encourage learners to put their knowledge to test. These interactive learning activities will help you put your skills into practice and connect you to the rest of the Maltego Community.
The potential of learning with Spark and Spark Premium is immense, and we are thrilled to be able to explore, develop, and provide such opportunities to our valuable community.
Start Learning with Spark & Spark Premium Today 🔗︎
Want to get started with Spark? Head over to Spark and sign up as a new user. All requests will go through a short vetting process from our team to ensure the best possible learning experience, which will be completed within 1-3 business days. You will then receive an email when you can start learning with Spark. So let the learning begin!
Want to learn more about Spark Premium? Check out the details of our learning offering here or start your yearly subscription directly from our webshop.
Online learning is more important for us than ever before. The launch of Spark and Spark Premium signals our commitment to ensuring that you always have something new to learn that will enhance your ability to perform impactful investigations. Please expect new courses, documents, videos, and more to be released on Spark from Maltego as we invest further in user education.
For any questions about Spark or Maltego’s learning offering, please reach out to your Customer Success Manager directly or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Most importantly, start learning with Spark today!