Digital Forensics Essentials

What you’ll learn

  • Understand the fundamentals of digital forensics and its role in investigations.
  • Gain proficiency in using forensic tools for evidence acquisition and analysis.
  • Develop skills in data recovery and forensic analysis.
  • Learn to investigate network traffic, cloud storage, and mobile devices.
  • Write clear and comprehensive forensic reports.
  • Apply forensic techniques through practical exercises and case studies.

This course includes:

  • Live and Pre-recorded classes
  • Assignments and Test Cases
  • Downloadable Resources
  • Lab Simulations
  • Multi-device Access
  • Certificate of Completion


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course Content

Eight Weeks | Hybrid Learning

  • Overview of digital forensics and its significance in criminal investigations.
  • Legal and ethical considerations in digital forensics.

  • Introduction to popular forensic tools (e.g., EnCase, FTK, Autopsy).
  • Hands-on training with forensic software.

  • Methods for acquiring digital evidence from various devices.
  • Best practices for preserving the integrity of digital evidence.

  • Techniques for recovering deleted, hidden, or encrypted data.
  • Analyzing digital evidence and identifying relevant information.

  • Basics of network forensics and cloud computing.
  • Techniques for investigating network traffic and cloud storage.

  • Extraction and analysis of data from mobile devices.
  • Tools and methodologies specific to mobile forensics.

  • Writing comprehensive forensic reports.
  • Documenting the forensic investigation process.

  • Review of key concepts and techniques.
  • Practical and written assessments.
  • Preparation for certification exams.

Course Description

The “Digital Forensics Essentials” course provides a foundational understanding of digital forensics, focusing on the principles and practices of investigating digital crimes. Students will learn how to collect, analyze, and preserve digital evidence using industry standard tools and techniques. This course is ideal for individuals looking to start a career in digital forensics or enhance their existing knowledge in the field.

Required Hardware:

  • Computer: At least 8 GB RAM and 500 GB hard drive.
  • Graphics Card: Minimum 2 GB VRAM.
  • Dual Monitors: Recommended for multitasking.
  • External Storage: USB drives, External hard drives for data backup.
  • Internet Connection: High speed for accessing online resources and tools.

Required software:

  • Operating System: Windows 10 or higher, or macOS.
  • Forensic Tools: EnCase, FTK (Forensic Toolkit), Autopsy.
  • Text Editor: Notepad++ or similar.
  • Office Suite: Microsoft Office or LibreOffice.
  • Virtualization Software: VMware or VirtualBox.