Learning Path

Computer Forensics

Learn to identify, preserve, extract, analyze and report forensic evidence.

What you will learn

This learning path is designed to build a foundation of knowledge and skills around computer forensics. As you progress through 13 courses, you’ll learn about conducting forensics on a variety of platforms and devices, including networks, file and operating systems, memory, email and browsers. Upon completion, you’ll have a base of computer forensics knowledge to carry over to your job or next project — and the skills necessary to conduct an investigation into potential computer crimes.

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Computer Forensics as a Profession

Course — 00:27:15

K0017, K0118, K0304

Learn what it’s like to be a computer forensics professional in this introductory course covering duties, procedures and practical advice.

Digital Evidence and Legal Issues

Course — 01:52:18

K0123, K0156, K0168

Explore potential legal issues related to digital evidence, review citizens’ rights and gain insight into real-world cases in this computer forensics course.

Computer Forensics Investigations

Course — 02:21:38

K0017, K0107, K0118, K0125, K0133, K0304, K0573, S0047, S0068, S0071

Take a deep dive into the process of conducting computer forensics investigations, including procedures, methodology, tools and reporting.

Aspects of Hard Drives

Course — 00:44:19

K0122, K0128, K0133, K0449

Learn about technical aspects of hard drives and how they relate to computer forensics as you progress through this course.

File Systems

Course — 00:45:22

K0122, K0128, K0132, K0182

Learn all about file systems, including essential topics related to finding and uncovering data, as well as the tools used to do so.

Email and Browser Forensics

Course — 02:00:31

K0133, S0065

Explore a variety of concepts around email and browser forensics and learn how those concepts are applied in this eleven-video course.

Network Forensics Concepts

Course — 00:50:14

K0001, K0004, K0017, K0100, K0118, K0122, K0128, K0129, K0132, K0133, K0179, K0255, K0304, K0371, K0433, K0486, K0489, K0573, S0120

Develop your knowledge of network forensics concepts, tools and techniques as you progress through this five-video course.

Data Hiding

Course — 00:40:03

K0184, K0305, S0071, S0092

Explore how cryptographic hashing, stenography and other techniques are used to hide data, as well as how that data can be discovered.

Memory Forensics

Course — 00:19:01

K0268, S0062, S0090, S0091

Learn all about memory forensics, including using popular tools, conducting live analysis and carrying out basic forensics processes in this brief course.

Passwords and Encryption

Course — 00:49:37

K0017, K0132

Discover key forensics concepts and best practices related to passwords and encryption, including how to gain access to a suspect’s device.

New and Emerging Technologies

Course — 01:05:11

K0130, K0610, S0090

Explore how new and emerging technologies are affecting forensics, including virtualization, social networks and gaming.

Introduction to Mobile Forensics

Course — 00:43:50

K0138, K0269, K0438, S0075

Get an introduction to mobile forensics and the challenges mobile devices present to investigators in this overview course.

File and Operating System Forensics

Course — 01:24:45

K0122, K0132, K0449, K0573

Explore a variety of concepts around file and operating forensics and learn how those concepts are applied in this eight-video course.

Computer Forensics Cyber Range

Course — 01:00:30

S0051, S0071, S0091, S0267

This cyber range helps you develop your knowledge of computer forensics by practicing on cloud-hosted virtual machines. You’ll build and reinforce your skills as you progress through labs covering key computer forensics topics, including creating and examining forensic images, preforming memory forensics to identify malware activity, data carving, and more. You will practice working with poplar forensics tools, such as Volatility and Foremost.

Computer Forensics Skill Assessment

Assessment — 50 questions — 00:25:00

The details

Learning path insights

How to claim CPEs

Should you complete this learning path, you’ll be able to download a certificate of completion. Use this to claim your CPEs or CPUs.

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • All-Source Analyst
  • Mission Assessment Specialist
  • Exploitation Analyst

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