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GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

Your personal Learning Program with everything you need to best prepare for the Exam and become a Certified GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE), supported by your expert instructor.

course: GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

Duration: 5 days

Format: Virtual or Classroom

Prepares for Exam : GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) Exam (GCFE)

Prepares for Certification : GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE)

The best course to get your GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) Exam and Certification - with Certification Guarantee!

The GCFE (GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner) course teaches you how to conduct digital forensic investigations on Windows systems. You will learn how to acquire and analyze evidence from various sources, such as hard drives, memory, registry, event logs, browser history, and email. You will also learn how to use various tools and techniques, such as FTK Imager, Autopsy, Timeline Explorer, Log2Timeline, Shellbags Explorer, and Prefetch Parser, to recover deleted files, identify malware artifacts, and reconstruct user activity. The course prepares you for the GCFE certification exam that validates your skills in Windows forensic analysis.

  • Includes a comprehensive set of Learning materials for the best possible Exam prep
  • No outdated and pre-recorded videos. Updated and Live instructor-led sessions - guaranteed!
  • Included in our Unlimited Training offering, giving you Unlimited access to Security courses
  • Full support available helping you register, prepare for and sit your exam

Whois GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) training course for?

The GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) training course is designed for digital forensic professionals and incident response teams. It covers various areas including digital forensics foundations, file system forensics, Windows forensics, network forensics, malware forensics, memory forensics, mobile device forensics, incident response and timeline analysis, and report writing and documentation. The course aims to equip professionals with the skills to identify, collect, and analyze digital evidence in forensic investigations. By completing the training and earning the GCFE certification, individuals demonstrate their expertise in digital forensic analysis and their ability to contribute to incident response and legal investigations.

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What you will learn during our GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) course

- Overview of digital forensic process and methodology
- Overview of Windows operating system and file systems (NTFS, FAT, exFAT)
- Disk and file system concepts (sectors, clusters, MFT, slack space, etc.)
- Disk and file system acquisition methods and tools (FTK Imager, dd, etc.)
- Disk and file system analysis methods and tools (Autopsy, fsstat, fls, etc.)

- Overview of Windows artifacts and their forensic value
- Registry analysis methods and tools (RegRipper, Registry Explorer, etc.)
- Event log analysis methods and tools (Log Parser Lizard, Event Log Explorer, etc.)
- Browser history analysis methods and tools (Web Historian, Hindsight, etc.)
- Email analysis methods and tools (PST Viewer Pro, MBOX Viewer Pro, etc.)

- Overview of file recovery techniques and challenges
- Deleted file recovery methods and tools (Recuva, PhotoRec, etc.)
- File carving methods and tools (Foremost, Scalpel, etc.)
- Timeline analysis concepts (MACB times, log2timeline format)
- Timeline analysis methods and tools (Timeline Explorer, Log2Timeline/Plaso)

- Overview of memory forensics concepts and challenges
- Memory acquisition methods and tools (DumpIt,WinPMEM)
- Memory analysis methods and tools (Volatility,Rekall)
- Memory artifact analysis (processes, DLLs, handles, sockets, etc.)

- Overview of malware forensics concepts and challenges
- Malware identification methods and tools (VirusTotal, YARA) Malware static analysis methods and tools (PEview, strings,IDA Pro)
- Malware dynamic analysis methods and tools (Process Monitor, Process Explorer, Wireshark)
- Malware artifact recovery methods and tools (prefetch files, autoruns entries, registry keys)

Meet our instructors

Meet some of the Readynez Instructors you can meet on your course. They are experts, passionate about what they do, and dedicated to give back to their industry, their field, and those who want to learn, explore, and advance in their careers.

Kevin Henry

Kevin has served for years as an authorised instructor for (ISC)2 and is renowned for his 20-year contribution to learners training for IT security skills

James Rowney

James is recognised for his more than 20 years of contribution to learning and certification within IT Security.

Friedhelm Düsterhöft

Friedhelm Düsterhöft has 30+ years of work experience in IT, Information Security and Data Privacy.

How to best be prepared for our GIAC Certified Forensic Examiner (GCFE) course

At Readynez, we provide many resources and have experienced experts in the field. That is why we are also very successful with many satisfied customers. You can therefore safely take your course with us. In order to take the GIAC GFCE course, however, some prerequisites are required.

You have the perfect starting point to take this course with these prerequisites:

  • Basic understanding of Windows operating system and file systems
  • Basic familiarity with command line tools and GUI tools
  • Basic knowledge of networking concepts and protocols
  • Basic knowledge of malware analysis and reverse engineering

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With 15 years experience and more than 35.000 happy customers from all over the world, companies such as ALSO, ATEA, Microsoft, Serco, and many more, trust Readynez to help them train and certify their staff.

  • Top rated courses, with learners most often rating their training 10/10
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  • 35.000 delegates trained and certified
  • Trusted provider of large training projects for many large companies

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Achieving the GIAC Security Essentials (GSEC)certification is not an easy task, but with your Readynez Course and Learning Program we’ve done everything we can to support you from start to finish, ensuring you have the optimal conditions to succeed. That includes the best resources available to help you prepare, including relevant online courses, access to practical labs, practice test for Exam prep, study guides, exam support and guides etc, all made easily accessible to you in our Learning Platform. If you select our Virtual Training option, you also contribute to a more sustainable world with a reduction in CO2 emission of 96% compared to the in-classroom option.



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