DF201 Intermediate Digital Forensic Analysis: Automated Forensic Tools  (4 Days)


San Jose, CA
Mon 08/22/2022 - Thu 08/25/2022
8 AM - 5 PM Pacific
Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office Crime Lab

250 W. Hedding St.
San Jose, CA 95110

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

Course description
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to perform a limited digital forensic examination, validate hardware and software tools, and effectively use digital forensic suites and specialized tools. The course begins with a detailed explanation of the digital forensic examination process, including documentation, case management, evidence handling, validation, and virtualization. Students learn to use today's leading commercial and open source digital forensic suites: Magnet Axiom®, X-Ways Forensics, and Autopsy®. Instruction on each suite will include an interface overview, configuration, hashing, file signature analysis, keyword searching, data carving, bookmarking, and report creation.

Key concepts covered in this course include:
     • Digital forensic process
     • Validation
     • Effective tool usage
     • Reporting

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, and experience in handling and acquiring 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.


BYOD Course
This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course. You will use your own laptop computer for all in-class exercises.

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.

*Your attendance at this course is conditional upon your compliance with CDC, state, and local guidance regarding COVID-19 prevention. While CDC, state, and local guidance is designed to reduce the rate of COVID-19 infections, nothing can eliminate your risk of contracting COVID-19 or one of its variants. By attending this class, you acknowledge that you understand and are assuming the risk of contracting COVID-19. Due to the rapidly changing nature of COVID-19 guidance, infection rates, and safety standards, this class may be rescheduled or cancelled on short notice.

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