Digital Forensics Essentials is a first-of-its-kind complimentary MOOC certification that offers foundational knowledge and skills on digital forensics with add-on labs for hands-on experience. Twelve modules cover the fundamental concepts of digital forensics, such as dark web forensics, investigating web application attacks, and more.

Complete online at your own pace (Self-paced). Portal login details will follow in separate email.


What you will learn

Computer Forensics Fundamentals:

  • Fundamentals of computer forensics and digital evidence 
  • Objectives of forensic readiness to reduce the cost of investigation
  • Roles and responsibilities of a forensic investigator
  • Legal compliance in computer forensics 

Computer Forensic Investigation Process:

  • Forensic investigation process and it's importance 
  • Forensic investigation phases

Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems:

  • Types of disk drives and their characteristics 
  • Booting process of Windows, Linus and MAC operating systems
  • Exam file system records during an investigation 

Data Acquisition and Duplication:

  • Data acquisition fundamentals, methodologies and their different types 
  • Determine the data acquisition format

Defeating Anti-Forensics Techniques:

  • Anti-forensics techniques and their countermeasures

Windows Forensics:

  • How to gather volatile and non-volatile information
  • Perform Windows memory and  registry analysis 
  • Analyse the cache, cookie and history recorded in web browsers
  • Examine Windows files and metadata  

Linux and MAC Forensics:

  • Volatile and non-volatile data in Linux 
  • Analyse filesystem images using the sleuth kit
  • Demonstrate memory forensics
  • MAC forensics concepts

Network Forensics:

  • Network forensics fundamentals 
  • Event correlation concepts and types
  • Identify indicators of compromise (IoCs) from network logs
  • Investigate network traffic for suspicious activity 

Investigating Web Attacks:

  • Web application forensics and web attacks
  • Understand IIS and Apache web server logs
  • Detect and investigate various attacks on web applications  

Dark Web Forensics:

  • Dark web forensic investigation and how it works
  • Tor browser forensics 

Investigating Email Crime:

  • Email basics and how it can be used as evidence
  • Techniques and steps used in email crime investigation 

Malware Forensics:

  • Malware, it's components and distribution methods 
  • Malware forensics fundamentals and types of malware analysis
  • Perform static malware analysis and dynamic malware analysis 
  • Conduct system and network behaviour analysis

Tools you will learn and use: 

Linux, Windows, Sleuth Kit, Wireshak, Splunk, TOR browser, ESEDatabaseView