Digital forensics examiner

The Digital Forensics Examiner (DFE) course is a comprehensive training program designed to equip individuals with the knowledge and skills required to conduct thorough digital forensic investigations. This course covers the entire process of digital forensics, from the initial identification and collection of digital evidence to its analysis, interpretation, and presentation in legal contexts. Participants will learn how to use industry-standard tools and techniques to uncover and analyze digital evidence from various sources, including computers, mobile devices, and network systems.


      1. Origins of digital forensic science
      2. Differences between criminal and civil incidents
      3. Types of computer fraud incidents
      4. Internal and external threats
      5. Investigative challenges
      6. Industry Standards

      a. Understanding Security
      1. Investigative Theory
      2. Investigative Concepts
      3. Behavioral evidence analysis (BEA) & Equivocal Forensic Analysis  (EFA)

      1. Investigative Prerequisites
      2. Scene Management
      3. The digital forensics process
      4. ISO 27043

      1. Acquisition Procedures
      2. Computer forensics field triage process model (CFFTPM)
      3. Acquisition Authentication
      4. Forensic Tools

      1. Disk OS and Filesystems
      2. Spinning Disks Forensics
      3. SSD Forensics
      4. Files Management
      5. Handling Damaged Drives

      1. Live Acquisition
      2. Apple Acquisition
      3. Linux/UNIX Acquisition

      1. Windows Event Viewer Overview
      2. EVTX and EVT Logs
      3. Logs Analysis to Identify Breaches and Attacks

      1. Linux Artifacts
              a. File System Structure
              b. Basic Identifiers
              c. Common Log Files

      1. OSX Artifacts
              a. File System Structure
              b. Core Storage
              c. Default Apps
              d. Other Artifacts

      1. Science Applied to Forensics
      2. Cardinal Rules
      3. Alpha 5
      4. The 20 Basic Steps of Forensics
      5. Scientific Working Group on Digital Evidence (SWGDE) Standard
      6. International Organization on Computer Evidence (IOCE) Standard

      1. Digital Evidence Categories
      2. Evidence Admissibility

      1. The Best Evidence Rule
      2. Hearsay
      3. Authenticity and Alteration

      1. Forensics Lab Standard Operating Procedures
                a. Quality Assurance
                b. Quality Control
                c. Peer Review
                d. Annual Review
                e. Deviations
                 f. Lab Intake

      1. Forensics Workstation Prep
      2. Windows Components with Investigative Interest
      3. Files Containing Historical Information
      4. Web Forensics

      1. Search Strings
      2. RegEx
      3. File Signatures

      1. Electronically Stored Information Rules
                a. Legal System
                b. Disclosure
                c. Rule 37
                d. eDiscovery Tools

      1. Cellular Network
      2. Forensic Process
      3. Tools
      4. Paraben Forensics

      1. What is an Incident?
      2. Incident Handling Steps
                a. Preparation
                b. Identification and Initial Response
                c. Containment
                d. Eradication
                e. Recovery
                f. Follow-up

      1. Report Sections and Content


**Kickstart Your Career in Digital Forensics with Our Comprehensive Course!**

Ready to dive into the exciting world of digital forensics? Our 19-module course is designed to give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in this field! From computer forensics incidents to digital evidence presentation, we’ll cover it all.

Learn to:

  • Identify and analyze digital forensic incidents
  • Use digital acquisition and analysis tools to gather evidence
  • Examine and analyze disks, storages, and live acquisitions
  • Forensically examine Windows, Linux, and MAC systems
  • Develop and implement forensic examination protocols
  • Present digital evidence in court and other legal proceedings
  • Handle incident response and mobile forensics

By the end of this course, you’ll be equipped with the skills to land your first job in digital forensics and start building a successful career!

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