Learning Path

Windows Registry Forensics

    Syllabus

  • System Hive File Course — 01:12:31
    • K0128, K0132, K0133, K0433, K0449, S0091

      This course will demonstrate evidence of forensic value contained within the system hive file.

  • Software Hive File Course — 01:03:58
    • K0128, K0132, K0133, K0433, K0449, S0091

      This course will show examiners how to locate information of forensic value relating to application execution and installation contained within the software hive file.

  • AmCache Hive File Course — 00:32:15
    • K0128, K0132, K0133, K0433, K0449, S0089, S0091

      This course will examine the AmCache hive file, which stores information relating to the execution of applications.

  • SAM Hive File Course — 00:50:08
    • K0128, K0132, K0133, K0433, S0091

      This course explains forensic artifacts found in the SAM (Security Account Manager) file, which stores and organizes information about each user on a system.

  • NTUser.Dat Hive File Analysis Course — 02:25:37
    • K0116, K0128, K0132, K0133, K0433, K0479, S0091

      This course demonstrates an in-depth analysis of the artifacts contained within the NTUser.Dat hive file.

  • Preparing to Examine the Windows Registry Course — 00:57:21
    • K0132, K0133, K0433, S0069, S0071

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

  • Introduction to the Windows Registry Course — 00:18:39
    • Discover what the Windows Registry is and why it is important in digital forensic investigations.

  • Windows Registry Forensics Project
  • USRClass.dat Hive File Course — 00:32:47
    • K0116, K0128, K0132, K0133, K0433, K0449, S0091

      This course identifies and explains forensic artifacts found in the UsrClass.dat hive file.

  • Windows Registry Forensics Skill Assessment Assessment — 00:27:00

Syllabus

What you will learn

This learning path teaches you the necessary skills to conduct a complete and accurate examination of the Windows Registry. As you progress through 13 courses, you’ll build the necessary skills to define and understand the Windows Registry. You will be able to locate the registry files within a computer’s file system, both live and non-live. The path will show you how to examine the registry and locate data significant to your investigation, correctly interpret the significant data found within the registry and put all your findings together to form a fact-based conclusion for your report.

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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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