This training is intended for U.S. Criminal Justice
Practitioners. Please register using your agency-issued email.
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
complete this course and pass the post test are eligible for 1.0 point toward
the 3CE certification.
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.
All classes are subject to cancellation
up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration
threshold is not met.
This is a BYOD (bring your own device) course. You will use your own laptop computer for all in-class
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
administrator access is required. If you do not have administrative rights,
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
App. Required to access our virtual lab environment and to
complete the required hands-on practical exercises.
The recommended browser to launch our virtual lab environment.
Meetings. Required to enter our live online training environment, Webex Training
• Webex Chrome Extension.
Required to launch our live online training environment, Webex Training Center,
and works hand-in-hand with the Webex Meetings application.
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