Washington University in St. Louis

SECP03: CHFI - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator ($2,795)

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Course summary - 30hrs:

The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) certification prep course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to identify and track cybercriminals, and gather the necessary evidence for prosecution. You'll learn how to use the latest tools and techniques in computer forensics, including software, hardware, and specialized methods.

This course covers a range of topics related to cybercrime investigation, including evidence collection and analysis, file systems, network & computer forensics, and more. By the end of the course, you'll be able to identify an intruder's footprints, trace their activities, and properly gather and preserve evidence that can be used in court.

The CHFI certification is recognized globally and is aimed at law enforcement personnel, system administrators, security professionals, and anyone who is interested in computer forensics and investigation. By completing this cybersecurity training course, you'll be well-equipped to pursue a career in this fast-growing field.

Course outline:
This 30-hour course covers version 9.
  • Forensic Science
  • Regulations, Policies and Ethics
  • Digital Evidence
  • Procedures and Methodology
  • Digital Forensics
  • Tools, Systems and Programs
Learning outcomes: 
  • Identify, track and prosecute cybercriminals
  • Discover data residing in a computer system
  • Understand hard disks and file systems
  • Recover deleted, encrypted or damaged file information
  • Conduct investigations using AccessData FTK and EnCase
  • Apply principles of steganography, image file forensics and application password crackers
  • Investigate network traffic, wireless attacks and web attacks
  • Track emails and investigate email crimes
  • Deliver investigative reports and become an expert witness
  • Take the EC-Council CHFI exam

This course helps the participant prepare for the EC-Council’s Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFIv9) exam and includes 6 months of iLabs access and an exam voucher. The voucher is valid for 12 months after the course at a Pearson VUE testing center.

Training is provided by Alpine Security, an EC-Council Accredited Training Center.

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This course is recommended for defense, military and law enforcement personnel; e-business security professionals; system administrators; and IT managers. Legal, banking, insurance and government professionals can also benefit. It is recommended that you have your Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) certification or equivalent experience.
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