**Formerly EnCase v7 Computer Forensics I.
This hands-on course involves practical exercises and real-life simulations in the use of EnCase® Forensic (EnCase) Version 8. The class provides participants with an understanding of how EnCase is used to create cases, the configuration options available, and evidence acquisition concepts. Instruction then progresses to the analysis of the data whether related to criminal investigations, cybersecurity incidents, or other matters. The course will cover techniques such as keyword or indexed searching along with hash analysis. Participants will learn how to bookmark and export evidence. It concludes with instruction on basic report creation and archiving, validating the data, and restoring the case.
Delivery method: Group-Live. NASBA defined level: basic.
Students attending this course will learn the following:
• The EnCase digital forensic methodology
• How to navigate the EnCase interface
• How to create a case and how to preview and acquire media
• How to extract data and files from your evidence
• How to bookmark evidence files, file sets, and data structures
• How to conduct raw and index searches
• How to analyze file signatures and view files
• How to conduct hash and entropy analyses and import hash sets
• How to import and export data to and from Project Vic
• How to install external file viewers to EnCase
• How to locate data in unallocated space
• How to prepare reports, using templates provided with EnCase
• How to create a report template
• How to restore evidence
• How to archive files and data created through the analysis process
• The proper techniques for handling and preserving evidence