Digital Forensics is the investigation and recovery of data contained in digital devices. This data is often the subject of investigations in litigation, proof of guilt, and corrective action in an organization. When the time comes that you need to investigate your organization, will you have the skill set necessary to gather the digital data that you need? The Certified Digital Forensics Examiner course will benefit organizations, individuals, government offices, and law enforcement agencies in performing these investigations and reporting their findings.
To illustrate, let’s say an employee needs to be terminated for a violation of computer usage rules. To do so the organization must furnish an irrefutable burden of proof based on digital evidence. If not irrefutable, an attorney knowledgeable about Digital Forensics could have the case thrown out of court. Government and investigative agencies need proper training to succeed in cases like the above as well as those including acts of fraud, computer misuse, illegal pornography, counterfeiting, and so forth. A C)DFE is aptly prepared to handle these types of situations.Upon Completion
- Have knowledge to perform digital forensic examinations.
- Have knowledge to accurately report on their findings from examinations
- Be ready to sit for the C)DFE Exam
With 17 modules and 2 appendices, the C)DFE will bring you up to speed on digital forensics in a fast, effective way.
2: Computer Forensic Incidents
3: Investigation Process
4: OS Disk Storage Concepts
5: Digital Acquisition and Analysis
6: Forensic Examination Protocols
7: Digital Evidence Protocols
8: CFI Theory
9: Digital Evidence Presentation
10: Computer Forensics Lab Protocols
11: CF Processing Techniques
12: Digital Forensics Reporting
13: Specialized Artifact Recovery
14: eDiscovery and ESI
15: Cell Phone Forensics
16: USB Forensics
17: Incident Handling
A1: PDA Forensics
A2: Investigating HarassmentCourse History
Computer Forensics as a field was born and developed by U.S. federal law enforcement agents during the mid to late 1980s. New techniques were needed to meet the challenges of white-collar crimes being committed with the assistance of a PC. By 1985 enforcement agents were being trained in the automated environment and by 1989 software and protocols were beginning to emerge in the discipline. Mile2 originally had two forensics courses: CFED (Computer Forensics and Electronic Discovery) and AFCT (Advanced Forensics Computer Techniques). These courses and related materials were created by practitioners in the forensics field. In 2008 CFED and AFCT were combined into the CDFE course. Course content and materials are updated regularly to keep up with technology and concepts in the digital forensics field.About The Author
Johnny Justice has been working with computers since 2005. He has been in the U.S. Army for over 13 years working as a Counterintelligence Agent (Computer Forensics, 8 years). He has taught Introduction to UNIX/LINUX, Network Essentials, and Theories and Application / Digital Technology. Johnny has developed courseware and training materials as well as presented these materials in the classroom. Johnny is working with an IT Security company to create an Online Learning Management System that provides training for IT Certifications (i.e. CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft, ISC2 and Mile2). Johnny holds a variety of certifications: C)DFE, CEI, CSSA, ECSA, CHFI, Linux+, and CEH. He co-authored the 2012 update to the Certified Digital Forensics Examiner course and the 2013 Certified Network Forensics Examiner at Mile2. He graduated from American Military University in May 2008 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Information Technology Management. Also, he graduated Magna Cum-Laude in 2012 from Nova Southeastern University with a Master’s of Science degree in Computer Science Education.Who Should Attend
The C)DFE course is a digital forensics course teaches people how to perform digital investigations. In order to do this effectively we require students to have a basic proficiency with using computers and an interest in digital forensics. If a student is unsure about whether or not they are ready to take this course, we recommend our C)SS: Certified Secruity Sentinel course as a prerequisite and confidence booster to those just getting into digital forensics and cyber security.
After you complete the C)DFE we encourage you to further develop your digital forensics skill set by taking the C)NFE: Network Forensics Examineer course and certification exam.