Digital Forensics Concepts

The Digital Forensic Concepts path covers the theories used and skills needed by a professional digital forensic examiner.

10 courses  //   35 videos  //   5 hours of training

Learn the fundamentals of digital forensics

In the Digital Forensics Concepts path, the student will learn about legal considerations applicable to computer forensics and how to identify, collect and preserve digital evidence. This path dives into the scientific principles relating to digital forensics and gives the student a close look at on-scene triaging, keyword lists, grep, file hashing, report writing and the profession of digital forensic examination.

Learning path components

Digital Forensics Concepts Assessment
Assessment
Digital Forensics Concepts Assessment

Digital Forensics Concepts Assessment

See how your digital forensics concepts skills stack up against other professionals in your field.

Number of questions: 20

Digital Forensics Project
Practice Exam
Digital Forensics Project

Digital Forensics Project

Practice your digital forensics knowledge with this project.

Number of questions: 1

Introduction to Digital Forensics
Course
Introduction to Digital Forensics

Introduction to Digital Forensics

An introduction to computer forensics, methodologies and tools.

3 videos
31 minutes of training

Legal Considerations and Search Authority
Course
Legal Considerations and Search Authority

Legal Considerations and Search Authority

In this course you'll explore the laws that apply to digital forensics.

3 videos
39 minutes of training

The Investigative Process
Course
The Investigative Process

The Investigative Process

An introduction to the scientific principles of digital forensics.

2 videos
16 minutes of training

Recognizing and Collecting Digital Evidence
Course
Recognizing and Collecting Digital Evidence

Recognizing and Collecting Digital Evidence

Prepare for the practical side of forensic examinations with this course on physical evidence handling.

5 videos
28 minutes of training

Preservation of Evidence / On-Scene Triage
Course
Preservation of Evidence / On-Scene Triage

Preservation of Evidence / On-Scene Triage

Explore the details of digital device triage.

3 videos
27 minutes of training

Hash Values and File Hashing
Course
Hash Values and File Hashing

Hash Values and File Hashing

A look at hash values and hash algorithms.

3 videos
20 minutes of training

Creating a Disk Image
Course
Creating a Disk Image

Creating a Disk Image

In this course you'll explore the importance of creating a disk image.

5 videos
62 minutes of training

Keyword and Grep Searches
Course
Keyword and Grep Searches

Keyword and Grep Searches

Explore the details of keyword and grep searches.

4 videos
34 minutes of training

Network Basics
Course
Network Basics

Network Basics

A look at network basics for the computer forensics investigator.

4 videos
26 minutes of training

Reporting and Peer Review
Course
Reporting and Peer Review

Reporting and Peer Review

A look at the importance of reporting and peer review.

3 videos
29 minutes of training

 

What you’ll learn.

  • Introduction to digital forensics
  • How to understand the legal considerations and search authority involved in digital forensics
  • An understanding of the investigative process
  • How to recognize and collecting digital evidence
  • How to properly preservation digital evidence
  • How to properly conduct an on-scene triage
  • The importance and usage of hash values and file hashing
  • How to properly create a forensic disk image
  • The usage and limitations of keyword and grep searches
  • Understanding network basics
  • Effective reporting and peer review

Who is this for?

  • Forensic examiners
  • Security professionals
  • System administrators
  • Incident responders

Meet the author

Denise Duffy

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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