This training is intended for
LAW ENFORCEMENT personnel: those who are directly attached to or work in support
of a law enforcement agency. Please register using your agency-issued
This course provides the fundamental
knowledge and skills required to preview and acquire images in a forensically
sound manner of the most commonly encountered forms of digital evidence
(Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS-based computers, external storage devices,
and Android and iOS-based mobile devices). Presentations and hands-on
practical exercises cover topics on storage media and how data is stored,
firmware interfaces (BIOS, UEFI), the previewing process, live and dead-box
previewing, the forensic acquisition process, tool validation, hardware and
software write blockers, forensic 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.
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.