Computer Forensics Foundation Training Overview

Computer Forensics Foundation Training Outline

Module 1: Digital Forensics Profession and Investigations

  • Overview of Digital Forensics
  • Process of Digital Forensics
  • Maintaining Professional Conduct
  • Types of Digital Forensics
  • Procedures for Private-Sector High-Tech Investigations
  • Data Recovery Workstations and Software
  • Conducting an Investigation

Module 2: Data Acquisition

  • Storage Formats for Digital Evidence
  • Determining the Best Acquisition Method
  • Contingency Planning for Image Acquisitions
  • Using Acquisition Tools
  • Acquiring Data with a Linux Boot CD
  • Validating Data Acquisitions
  • Performing RAID Acquisitions
  • Using Remote Network Acquisition Tools
  • Using Other Forensics Acquisition Tools
  • Create an Image with FTK Imager

Module 3: Processing Crime and Incident Scenes

  • Identifying Digital Evidence
  • Collecting Evidence in Private-Sector Incident Scenes
  • Processing Law Enforcement Crime Scenes
  • Preparing for a Search
  • Securing a Digital Incident or Crime Scene
  • Seizing Digital Evidence at the Scene
  • Storing Digital Evidence
  • Obtaining a Digital Hash
  • Acquiring Evidence with OSForensics

Module 4: Working with Windows and CLI Systems

  • File Systems
  • Microsoft File Structures
  • Examining NTFS Disks
  • Whole Disk Encryption
  • Windows Registry
  • Microsoft Startup Tasks
  • Virtual Machines
  • Virtual Machines Using Oracle VirtualBox

Module 5: Digital Forensics Tools

  • Evaluating Digital Forensics Tool Needs
  • Digital Forensics Software and Hardware Tools
  • Validating and Testing Forensics Software

Module 6: Linux and Macintosh File Systems

  • Examining Linux File Structures
  • Macintosh File Structures
  • Using Linux Forensics Tools

Module 7: Recovering Graphics Files

  • Recognising a Graphics File
  • Data Compression
  • Identifying Unknown File Formats
  • Copyright Issues with Graphics
  • Use Autopsy for Search and Extract Recover Evidence

Module 8: Digital Forensics Analysis and Validation 

  • Determining What Data to Collect and Analyse
  • Validating Forensic Data
  • Addressing Data-Hiding Techniques

Module 9: Virtual Machine Forensics, Live Acquisitions, Network Forensics, E-Mail, and Social Media Investigations 

  • Virtual Machine Forensics
  • Performing Live Acquisitions
  • Network Forensics Overview
  • Role of E-Mail in Investigations
  • Roles of the Client and Server in E-Mail
  • E-Mail Servers
  • Using Specialised E-Mail Forensics Tools
  • Applying Digital Forensics Methods to Social Media Communications
  • Network Analysis Using Wireshark

Module 10: Mobile Device Forensics and the Internet of Anything 

  • Mobile Device Forensics
  • Acquisition Procedures for Mobile Devices
  • Forensics in the Internet of Anything

Module 11: Report Writing for High-Tech Investigations

  • Importance of Reports
  • Guidelines for Writing Reports
  • Generating Report Findings with Forensics Software Tools

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Who should attend this Computer Forensics Foundation Training Course?

The Computer Forensics Foundation Training Course teaches the basics of computer forensics, the process of collecting and analysing digital evidence from computers, and other electronic devices. This course is best suited for anyone who wants to learn about computer forensics and can be beneficial for professionals like:

  • Cybersecurity Professionals
  • Digital Forensic Analysts
  • IT Security Specialists
  • Law Enforcement Officers
  • Legal Professionals
  • Incident Response Teams
  • Internal Audit and Compliance Officers

Prerequisites of the Computer Forensics Foundation Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for the Computer Forensics Foundation Training Course.

Computer Forensics Foundation Training Course Overview

The Computer Forensics Foundation Course offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of Computer Forensics. In today's digital age, the need for digital investigations and data analysis is more critical than ever. This course explores forensic investigations, data storage device seizure, and professional analysis techniques, making it a timely and relevant subject.

Understanding Computer Forensics is imperative for a range of professionals, including law enforcement officers, IT specialists, legal experts, and cybersecurity professionals. Mastery of this subject empowers individuals to unravel digital mysteries, uncover evidence, and contribute to legal proceedings. Those who seek to excel in these fields should aim to master the Computer Forensics Foundation Course.

The Knowledge Academy's 2-day training in Computer Forensics Foundation equips delegates with the essential knowledge and skills required for digital investigations. Participants will learn the art of evidence collection, preservation, and analysis, using cutting-edge techniques. This course provides a solid foundation for those looking to delve deeper into the world of Computer Forensics and its practical applications.

Course Objectives

  • To gain a foundational understanding of Computer Forensics and its significance in digital investigations
  • To learn the techniques for seizing and preserving data storage devices for forensic analysis
  • To explore professional analysis techniques used to uncover digital evidence
  • To understand the legal and ethical considerations surrounding Computer Forensics
  • To develop the skills needed to contribute to digital investigations and legal proceedings
  • To prepare for more advanced Computer Forensics Courses and certifications

Upon completion of this course, delegates will be well-prepared to embark on a career in Computer Forensics, contribute to investigations, and advance their expertise in the field, benefiting from a strong foundational knowledge base.

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What’s included in this Computer Forensics Foundation Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Computer Forensics Foundation Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Computer Forensics Foundation Training. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Computer Forensics Foundation Training, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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Computer Forensics Foundation Training FAQs

The course includes 2 day of classroom training from an expert instructor, courseware book including slides, and a certificate of achievement upon completion.
No, the course does not include an exam and no exam is required to complete the course or receive a certificate.
Your instructor will be a computer forensics expert with many years of experience working in the field.
Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
The price for Computer Forensics Foundation Training certification in Canada starts from CAD4295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Computer Forensics Foundation Training.
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