This course provides
students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to acquire images in
a forensically-sound manner from Windows-based and macOS-based computers, as
well as mobile devices. Presentations and hands-on practical exercises cover
topics including the digital forensic process, hardware and software write
blockers, forensic image formats, live imaging, and multiple forensic
acquisition methods. Students gain hands-on experience with free and commercial
third-party imaging tools that are currently used by practitioners in the
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: Acquisition.
All classes are subject to
cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class
registration threshold is not met.