DF202 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Windows File Systems  (3 Days)


Live Online Training
Tue 07/26/2022 - Thu 07/28/2022
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Pacific
Class

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

Course description
This course course introduces investigators and digital forensics professionals in law enforcement to the file systems utilized by Microsoft Windows®. The course provides knowledge and skills that will assist students in many facets of their examination of digital evidence located in FAT32, exFAT, and NTFS formatted media. The concepts covered for each of the file systems will include a detailed look into the structure of the file systems and a look into the process that occurs when files or folders are saved, deleted, and restored. Detailed hands-on exercises will give students the knowledge and skills to articulate key findings to investigators, prosecutors, judges, and juries.

Key concepts covered in this course include:
     • Computer communication and formatting
     • File system structure and layout
     • Saving files
     • Deleting files
     • Restoring files

Recommended skills
This course is intended for law enforcement personnel with experience with acquisition and examination of digital evidence.

NW3C recommends that students complete the following courses before registering for Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools:

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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