DF101 Basic Digital Forensic Analysis: Windows Acquisition  (3 Days)


Live Online Training
Tue 09/28/2021 - Thu 09/30/2021
8 AM - 4 PM Eastern
Class

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

Course description
This course provides the fundamental knowledge and skills required to acquire forensic backup images of commonly encountered forms of digital evidence (Microsoft® Windows® based computers and external storage devices) in a forensically sound manner. Presentations and hands-on practical exercises cover topics on storage media and how data is stored, the forensic acquisition process, tool validation, hardware and software write blockers, forensic backup image formats, and multiple forensic acquisition methods. Students will use third party tools, both free and commercial, that are currently used by practitioners in the field.

Key concepts covered in this course include:
     • Storage media
     • Forensic acquisition process and methods
     • Tool validation
     • Hardware and software write blockers
     • Forensic backup image formats

Students who complete this course and pass the post test are eligible for 1.0 point toward the 3CE certification.


Recommended skills
This course is intended for law enforcement personnel with a solid understanding of computers and common software applications.

NW3C recommends that students complete the following courses before registering for Basic Digital Forensic Analysis.

Cancellation
All classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold is not met.


Computer Requirements
The hands-on practical exercises are intensive, critical to understanding the material being taught, and required to successfully complete the class. If your computer hardware does not meet the mandatory requirements listed below, your experience in taking the class will be less than ideal and may also impact other students while the instructors take time to troubleshoot hardware and software problems.

Mandatory Operating System Requirements
Operating system. Your computer must be running Microsoft Windows 10 or macOS v10.12 or later. Make sure your operating system is fully updated prior to class.
Smartphones and tablets are prohibited.
Local administrator access is required. If you do not have administrative rights, you will not be able to successfully complete the class. Prior to class, please check with your IT department to install the required software.
Disconnect your VPN. Disconnect your work virtual private network (VPN). Being connected to the Internet through a VPN can block access to the virtual lab environment.

Mandatory Software Requirements
Citrix Workspace App. Required to access our virtual lab environment and to complete the required hands-on practical exercises.
Google Chrome. The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab environment.
Webex Meetings. Required to enter our live online training environment, Webex Training Center.
Webex Chrome Extension. Required to launch our live online training environment, Webex Training Center, and works hand-in-hand with the Webex Meetings application.

Mandatory Hardware Requirements
Dual monitors. You will need one monitor to join the online classroom, view presentations, see the instructor’s shared screen, and interact with the instructor(s). The second monitor is needed to join and use the virtual lab environment to complete hands-on practical exercises. Not being able to see both interfaces (the online classroom, and virtual lab environment) simultaneously will make it difficult, if not impossible to successfully complete hands-on practical exercises. Large screen monitors, trying to run the two different interfaces split screen, will NOT work. Multiple computers can also work as a substitute to having multiple monitors.
Hard-wired, high-speed Internet connection. A wireless Internet connection may be sufficient, however, a wired connection will improve latency and buffering, and will also provide better connection speeds and stability overall.
Microphone and speakers. This is an interactive, live training class and a microphone is required to interact with the instructor(s), ask questions, give answers, and provide insights to help enhance the overall class experience. We recommend a headset, headphones, or earbuds to eliminate feedback and echo when using your microphone.

If you have any questions regarding the mandatory minimum hardware requirements, please contact liveonline@nw3c.org.

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