Preparing to Examine the Windows Registry

Learn how to set up a forensic workstation to properly examine the Windows Registry.

4 videos  //  57 minutes of training

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Course description

This course takes a look at the location of the Registry files within the Windows OS and the many tools freely available to view the file structure and artifacts contained within the Windows Registry. It includes instruction on the installation, proper use and validation of your forensic software, showing how to get the most out of your automated tools while maintaining an understanding of what the tool is doing behind the scenes.

Course syllabus

Viewing the Live Registry with RegEditDuration: 9:25

Learn to look at the live Registry with RegEdit.

Software Needed to Examine the RegistryDuration: 9:47

Preparing our forensic workstations with the necessary software to analyze the Windows Registry.

Locating the Registry Files within the Windows FilesystemDuration: 17:52

Locations and identifying Registry files within the Windows NTFS file system, and exporting the Registry file to be examined with specialized tools.

Locating and Interpreting Registry ValuesDuration: 20:17

Determine the current control set and the time zone of our evidence by examining the Registry files.

Meet the author

Denise Duffy

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In addition to being an Infosec instructor, Denise Duffy teaches computer forensics worldwide to European law enforcement through the European Anti-Fraud Office. During her 25-year career at the Middletown Police Department, Denise underwent extensive training in specialized computer and mobile device forensics, including widespread access data courses, multiple IACIS trainings, U.S. Secret Service Training at the National Computer Forensics Institute, BlackBag Technologies Training, many National White Collar Crime (NW3C) courses, an X-Ways online course and considerable Internet Crimes Against Children Training (ICAC) courses.

Denise currently holds the following certifications: CFCE (Certified Forensic Computer Examiner), CCFE (Certified Computer Forensics Examiner), CMFE (Certified Mobile Forensics Examiner) and CEH (Certified Ethical Hacker). She is most proud of her two sons who joined the U.S. Military, as Denise is a Desert Shield/Desert Storm veteran herself.

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