Learning Path

Windows OS Forensics

    Syllabus

  • Incident Response Project
  • The NTFS File System Course — 01:22:25
    • NTFS is a crucial component of forensic examinations.

  • Disk Partition Schemas Course — 01:15:17
    • This course demonstrates the difference between the master boot record and the GUID partition table.

  • SCADA Cyber Range — 03:14:00
  • Windows OS Forensics Project
  • The ex-fat File System Course — 01:11:03
    • In this course, the student learns the structure and layout of the ex-FAT file system.

  • The FAT File System Course — 02:04:44
    • This course covers the structure and layout of the Fat file system.

  • Bits, Bytes, Endienness Course — 00:23:37
    • This course explains the various numbering schemas used throughout computer forensics.

  • Windows Registry Forensics Course — 01:05:56
    • This course covers the history and function of the registry.

  • Windows OS Forensics Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:23:30

Syllabus

What you will learn

The student will learn how these systems store data, what happens when a file gets written to disc, what happens when a file gets deleted from disc, and how to recover deleted files. The student will learn how to correctly interpret the information in the file system data structures, giving the student a better understanding of how these file systems work. This knowledge will enable students to validate the information from multiple forensic tools properly.

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Meet the author

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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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.

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