Advanced Computer Forensics Training

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Advanced Computer Forensics Training Course Hands-on (Online, Onsite and Classroom Live)

This Advanced Computer Forensics Training course provides students with the latest techniques and methods needed for extracting, preserving and analyzing volatile and nonvolatile information from digital devices. Students will gain exposure to the spectrum of available computer forensics tools along with developing their own tools for special need situations.

The core forensics procedures necessary for ensuring the admissibility of evidence in court, as well as the legal and ethical implications of the process, will be covered on both Unix and Windows under multiple file systems.

Duration: 5 days

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 Advanced Computer Forensics Training - Customize It
  • We can adapt this Advanced Computer Forensics Training course to your group’s background and work requirements at little to no added cost.
  • If you are familiar with some aspects of this Advanced Computer Forensics Training course, we can omit or shorten their discussion.
  • We can adjust the emphasis placed on the various topics or build the Advanced Computer Forensics Training course around the mix of technologies of interest to you (including technologies other than those included in this outline).
  • If your background is nontechnical, we can exclude the more technical topics, include the topics that may be of special interest to you (e.g., as a manager or policy-maker), and present the Advanced Computer Forensics course in manner understandable to lay audiences.
Advanced Computer Forensics Training - Audience / Target Group

The target audience for this Advanced Computer Forensics course is defined here:

  • IT professionals involved with information system security, computer forensics, and incident response
Advanced Computer Forensics Training - Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this Advanced Computer Forensics course are:

  • This is a very in depth Advanced Computer Forensics course and is not intended for individuals who have limited or no computer forensics skills.
Advanced Computer Forensics Training - Objectives:

Already know how to acquire forensically sound images? Perform file carving? Take your existing forensic knowledge further and sharpen your skills with this Advanced Computer Forensics course from Enosecurity. After completing this Advanced Computer Forensics course, attendees will be able to:

  • Respond appropriately to immediate response situations
  • Perform Volume Shadow Copy (VSC) analysis
  • Registry analysis for XP and Windows 7/8 systems
  • Malware detection and analysis
  • Timeline Analysis
  • Windows Application Analysis
  • Mobile Forensics
  • Advanced level file and data structure analysis for XP, Windows 7 and Server 2008/2012
  • Write and present a forensics report.
  • Apply advanced computer forensic analysis concepts to live case work
  • Describe court admissibility investigative process and procedures.
  • Identify, analyze, and demonstrate current and emerging technologies used in digital forensics.
  • Identify and apply appropriate tools for memory forensics acquisition and analysis.
  • Demonstrate the capability of applying and modifying programs to enhance the retrieval and analyzing of digital evidence.
Advanced Computer Forensics Training - Course Content:


Module 1: Advanced Analysis Concepts

  • Avoiding Speculation
  • Direct and Indirect Artifacts
  • Least Frequency of Occurrence
  • Documentation
  • Convergence
  • Virtualization

Module 2: Immediate Response

  • Prepared to Respond
  • Questions
  • The Importance of Preparation
  • Logs
  • Data Collection


Module 3: VSC Analysis

  • Registry Keys
  • Live Systems
  • Pro Discover
  • F-Response
  • Acquired lmages
  • VHD Method
  • VMware Method
  • Automating VSC Access
  • Pro Discover

Module 4: File Analysis

  • File System Tunneling
  • Event Logs
  • Windows Event Log
  • Recycle Bin
  • Prefetch Files
  • Scheduled Tasks
  • Skype
  • Apple Products
  • Image Files


Module 5: Registry Analysis

  • USB Device Analysis
  • System Hive
  • Software Hive
  • Application Analysis
  • NetworkLst
  • NetworkCards
  • Shell bags
  • MUICache
  • UserAssst

Module 6: Malware

  • Introduction and Overview
  • Malware Characteristics
  • Initial Infection Vector
  • Propagation Mechanism
  • Persistence Mechanism
  • Artifacts
  • Detecting Malware
  • Log Analysis


Module 7: Timeline Analysis

  • Data Sources
  • Time
  • User
  • TLN Format
  • File System Meta data
  • Event Logs
  • Windows

Module 8: Application Analysis

  • Log Files
  • Dynamic Analysis
  • Network Captures
  • Application Memory Analysis


Module 9: Mobile Forensics

  • Keyboard caches containing usernames, passwords, search terms, and historical fragments of typed communication.
  • Screenshots preserved from the last state of an application
  • Deleted images from the suspect’s photo library, camera roll, and browsing cache.
  • Deleted address book entries, contacts, calendar events, and other personal data.
  • Exhaustive call history
  • Map tile images from the iPhone’s Google Maps application,
  • Lookups and longitude/latitude coordinates of previous map searches, and coordinates of the last GPS fix.
  • Browser cache and deleted browser objects
  • Cached and deleted email messages
  • SMS messages
  • Deleted voicemail recordings
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