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


Ewing Township, NJ
Mon 10/05/2020 - Thu 10/08/2020
Regional Operations & Intelligence Center (ROIC)

2 Schwarzkopf Drive
1sr Floor, Media Room
Ewing Township, NJ 08628

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 study 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 Forensic, and Autopsy. Instruction on each suite will include an interface overview, configuration, hashing, file signature analysis, keyword searching, data carving, bookmarking, and report creation.

Digital forensic process. Evidence review; requests for examination; case management.

Validation. Creation of validation images; validation testing.

Effective tool usage. Tool interface; hashing; file signature analysis; data carving; searching; metadata; bookmarking.

Reporting. General report structure; report templates; using tool-generated reports.

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.

All classes are subject to cancellation up to 45 days before the start of class if the minimum class registration threshold is not met.


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