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As the Dark Web grows and its uses expand, the need for skilled professionals with experience with this tool will continue to grow.


Our 5-day Dark Web Council Dark Web Analyst Certification Boot Camp covers the tactics and tools to manage cybersecurity risks involving the Dark Web.

Though the focus is predominately IT security, other entities throughout an organization may benefit from the provided information including financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, threat intelligence communities, compliance officers, and regulatory agencies.


We offer your best chance to get certified. Period. Since the launch of the Dark Web Council, we have won more awards and certified more Dark Web Analysts than any other company, worldwide.


As the Dark Web grows and its uses expand, the need for skilled professionals with experience with this tool will continue to grow. Using the Dark Web as a defensive tool is one of the smartest ways to keep current on what the bad guys are up to.


Official Dark Web Council CDWA Courseware
Practical Labs
Advanced Dark Web Crawler Tool Kit Review
Dark Web Analyst Exam Voucher


CDWA-310 Exam Prep Study Guide
Dark Web Council Exam Review Sessions
Exam Pass Guarantee
50 CEUs/CPEs towards relevant certifications


CDWA-310 – Certified Dark Web Analyst

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training features

  • Official Dark Web Council Training

  • Official Dark Web Exam Onsite

  • CPE/CEU Post Class Package

  • Featured on CNN, FOX News, MSNBC, Reuters

  • 98% Student Satisfaction Rate

Dark Web Council Training Partner

The Dark Web Council is an industry acclaimed organization looking to illuminate the mystery of the Dark Web. With the mystery revealed, we can show other defenders how to leverage this knowledge into a vital facet of any risk management strategy.

  • DWC Approved Dark Web Certified Instructors

    We utilize Authorized DWC instructors who are Subject Matter Experts well-versed in accelerated learning and exam preparation during our Dark Web boot camp. Their delivery accommodates every student's learning needs through individualized instruction, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

  • Customized Dark Web Crawlers Lab Sessions

    These comprehensive labs helps to demonstrate concepts, frameworks and real-life scenarios on how to explore and extract useful intelligence from non-traditional web sources.

  • Anonymous PC Building Review

    Our course includes value-added review sessions featuring how to build devices, about anonymized operating systems, culminating with the installation and configuration of a system capable of providing safety and security while navigating the Dark Web. This allows students to understand what is required to create your defensive position.

  • Training Camp CPE/CEU Post Class Support

    As a value-add to this Dark Web program, we provide supporting documentation for CPE/CEU credits for most major certification bodies. With our vendor partnerships, you will be able to earn CPE/CEU's without any issues or concerns on mapping the outlines to your requirements.


Domain 1 : Fundamentals of IT Security

A walkthrough of fundamental IT concepts and foundations

  • Understand and Apply Concepts of Confidentiality, Integrity, Availability, and Anonymity
  • Security Governance Principles
  • Principles of Security
  • Identification, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting
  • Cryptography and Asset Protection Techniques

Domain 2 : Governance, Risk, and Compliance

An exploration of organizational concepts, risk management, and legal/regulatory concerns.

  • Concepts of Governance
  • Tools of Governance
  • Understand Legal and Regulatory Issues that Pertain to Information Security in a Global Context
  • The Dark Web and International Privacy Regulations
  • Understand and Apply Dark Web Threat Modeling
  • Forensics Investigations and the Dark Web
  • Integrate Deep & Dark Web Risk Considerations into Enterprise-wide Security Architecture
  • Understand Business Continuity / Disaster Recovery Plans in relation to Dark Web attacks
  • Conducting a Business Impact Analysis
  • Understand and Implement Dark Web Professional Ethics
  • Establish and Manage Security Education, Training, and Awareness of CIAA Topics

Domain 3 - History of the Internet, Deep Web and Dark Web

A historical account of modern networking and the origins and definitions of the Web

  • Definitions
  • History of the Internet
  • History of the Deep Web
  • Understanding the Deep Web
  • History of the Dark Web

Domain 4 - Networking and Routing on the Dark Web

A technical account of modern networking and the role of TOR and Dark Net infrastructure.

  • Communication Models
  • Routing the Internet Protocol (IP)
  • Observing Traffic Across a Network
  • About TOR—The Onion Router

Domain 5 - Anonymity, the Dark Web, and You

A discussion and explanation of technical and organizational implications for anonymity.

  • Anonymity
  • Dark Web Content
  • Your Presence on the Dark Web
  • Installing and Using Subgraph OS
  • Cryptocurrency

Domain 6 - Crawlers and Data Discovery in the Dark Web

A high-level framework of analysis including GRC implications and praxis.

  • Information Discovery Framework
  • Incident Response and Controls Introduction
  • Crawlers

The Dark Web Council Certified Dark Web Analyst (CDWA) certification is the primary foundational certification, which includes the history of the Deep and Dark Web, governance, risk and compliance, networking, Dark Web surfing, and Dark Web discovery and data analysis.  The Certified Dark Web Analyst is a prerequisite exam for additional Dark Web Council certifications

CDWA was established in 2016, in part, to aggregate, standardize, and maintain the Dark Web Council CBK for information security professionals worldwide in response to the burgeoning field regarding the Dark Web and online anonymity considerations.

Domains from the Dark Web Council credentials are drawn from various topics within the (CDWA) CBK. The CDWA uses the CBK domains to assess a candidate's level of mastery with the most critical domains regarding the practice of information security.

This training course designed primarily for corporate and IT security management staff, cyber security team members, and cyber security network practitioners. Specifically, those who perform job functions related to protecting information systems and enterprise assets by ensuring their availability, integrity, capacity to facilitate or engage in authentication, confidentiality, and non-repudiation where applicable, will derive particular benefit.

Though the focus is predominately IT security, other entities throughout an organization may benefit from the provided information including financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, threat intelligence communities, compliance officers, and regulatory agencies.


Certified Dark Web Analyst


180 minutes (three hours)


Maximum of 125  multiple-choice questions

Skills measured:

  • Fundamentals of IT Security
  • Governance, Risk, and Compliance
  • History of the Internet, Deep Web, Dark Web
  • Networking and Routing
  • Anonymity
  • Data Discovery and Analytics on the Dark Web

While our Training Camp boot camps were developed with the expectation that students do not have enough time to complete a rigorous self-study syllabus prior to attending class, we offer students that feel that extra preparation would be helpful a targeted list of self-study objectives that can be completed.

Candidates for this certification should at least two years (non-mandatory) of experience in computer network security technology or a related field, the ability to recognize information security vulnerabilities and threats in the context of risk management, and competency with some of the common operating systems for typical computing environments.


Buzz was an outstanding instructor and presented the information in a very understandable and memorable format. I could not have asked for a better classroom experience.
Charles Dailey USAF
The class was very interactive with students providing their real world experience to supplement the course material.
Chris Louie IronKey by Imation
Great experience! Great instructors with great knowledge to transfer to people!
Jacob T
I would highly recommend attending a Training Camp class to increase your knowledge on a specific subject or make yourself more marketable by validating your knowledge.
Chris Pettingill MEI
I believe self-study would have been much much harder to comprehend the information and pass the test on a first try. My colleagues who self-studied flunked the first time they took it. I passed the first time after attending the boot camp.
TS Comcast
The Training Camp experience was well organized and super-informative. The instructor's experience and ability to communicate made the training worth more than it's weight in gold! I highly recommend the CISSP course at Training Camp!
CL SecureStrux, LLC
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