Digital Forensics Essentials

Digital Forensics Essentials

For those with an interest in pursuing a career in Digital Forensics, you’ve found the one essentials course designed with your needs in mind. Digital Forensics Essentials is the ideal entry point for all students interested in understanding digital forensics.

This course will introduce students to Computer Forensics Fundamentals as well as the Computer Forensics Investigation Process. Plan to learn about Dark Web, Windows, Linux, Malware Forensics and so much more! With 28 live labs you won’t find a more robust, hands-on, entry-level digital forensics course anywhere.

About the Digital Forensics Essentials Course

Course Outline

  • Computer Forensics Fundamentals
  • Computer Forensics Investigation Process
  • Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
  • Data Acquisition and Duplication
  • Defeating Anti-forensics Techniques
  • Windows Forensics

  • Linux and Mac Forensics
  • Network Forensics
  • Investigating Web Attacks
  • Dark Web Forensics
  • Investigating Email Crimes
  • Malware Forensics

  • Discuss the fundamental concepts of computer forensics, digital evidence, forensic
    readiness, identify the roles and responsibilities of a forensic investigator and review
    legal compliance issues in computer forensics.
  • Examine the computer forensic investigation process and its phases.
  • Describe different disk drives, characteristics, and logical structure, understand Windows, Linux, and Mac boot processes, and examine various file systems and formats.
  • Discuss data acquisition concepts, types, format, and methodology.
  • Examine various anti-forensics techniques and identify countermeasures.

  • Examine various volatile and non-volatile information gathering techniques for Windows, Linux, and Mac systems, including Windows memory and registry analysis, cache, cookie, history analysis, and metadata investigation.
  • Explain network forensics fundamentals, event correlation, and perform network traffic investigation.
  • Comprehend web server logs and perform web application forensics to detect and investigate various attacks on web applications.
  • Discuss the working of the dark web and email systems, and perform Dark Web, TOR browser, and email forensics
  • Discuss malware forensics fundamentals, list and perform different types of malware analysis.

Passing Score

In order to maintain the high integrity of our certification exams, EC-Council Exams are provided in multiple forms (I.e. different question banks). Each form is carefully analyzed through beta testing with an appropriate sample group under the purview of a committee of subject matter experts that ensure that each of our exams not only has academic rigor but also has “real world” applicability. We also have a process to determine the difficulty rating of each question. The individual rating then contributes to an overall “Cut Score” for each exam form. To ensure each form has equal assessment standards, cut scores are set on a “per exam form” basis. Depending on which exam form is challenged, cut scores can range from 60% to 78%.

Exam Details

  • Exam Length: 2 Hours
  • Exam Format: Multiple Choice
  • Exam Platform: ECC Exam Center
  • # of Questions: 75
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This learning option includes the Digital Forensics Essentials (DFE) course as well as one year of unlimited access to EC-Council’s library of on-demand certification courses.

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