WFE-FTK builds on the Computer Incident Responders Course (CIRC) and presents a comprehensive forensic examination process, including technical procedures, reporting and expert witness testimony. Using the FTK forensic tool, students learn to conduct thorough examinations of Windows systems against the backdrop of a law enforcement scenario. Students set up a forensic workstation, conduct an examination and testify in a mock trial setting.
Conduct an examination of a forensic image of a Windows operating system in a lawful manner
Explain the basic forensic concepts, principles, fundamentals and processes of disk partitioning, data storage, common file systems and registry entries from a Windows operating system
Summarize hardware and software requirements for a forensic workstation with FTK
Demonstrate the basic functions, configurations, outputs, tools and settings of FTK
Examine a forensic image from a Windows computer using basic forensic processes and automated tools in FTK
Use Password Recovery Toolkit (PRTK) to overcome protected files
Produce a quality lab report and examiner notes
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.