Digital evidence is playing an increasingly important part of law enforcement investigations. Nearly every case has some form of digital evidence associated with it, be it cellular phones, video footage, computers, internet evidence, or other forms of storage media. This evidence often requires extraction and examination by individuals trained in digital forensic concepts, methodologies, and tools.

Digital forensics is a field that both challenging and rewarding, but approaching the topic can be daunting. There is a vast wealth of knowledge that must be learned before one can properly examine digital evidence, with decades of technological advancement and best practices to learn.

Introduction to Digital Forensics is a one-day (8 hours) long introductory training course designed to assist law enforcement personnel who have been assigned or aspire to be assigned to a position where they will conduct digital forensic examinations.

The content will introduce underlying concepts and terminology used in the digital forensic world, which in turn provides a foundational knowledge that attendees can leverage when attending more advanced training topics.

This course will cover the following concepts:

• The components of computer systems and what purposes they fulfill

• Modern and historic operating systems

• How data is stored, including how to read binary, hex, and ASCII

• The fundamentals of network infrastructure

• Cellphone and mobile device technology and extractions

• The forensic process, data extraction, and device imaging types

• Common forensic tools

• Tool and data validation

• Forensic report writing

• Court testimony for forensic practitioners

This class is open to any law enforcement personnel or government investigator, whether sworn or civilian, who may be tasked with forensically extracting and examining digital evidence. It may also benefit any investigative personnel who handle data that has been provided to them by a digital forensic examiner.

The course is designed and taught by active law enforcement personnel who have an expertise in digital forensics. Students will receive a certificate upon completion of the course. This class may be taught either virtually or in-person.


Attendance to our Digital Evidence Basics course or some similar training. In lieu of such training, we ask that attendees have knowledge and experience with digital evidence best practices relating to the identification, seizure, and overall handling of digital evidence items.

This course discusses advanced topics, which will require solid foundation in order to maximize what is learned from its content.

Must be employed by a law enforcement agency, a government regulatory/investigative body (liquor control commission, gaming control board, child protective services, animal control, state fraud investigations, arson investigations, corruption investigations, etc.), or a prosecuting attorney’s office. Inquiries as to eligibility may be made using our contact form.

Price: $275 per student | Bulk discounts available

Michigan: MCOLES 302/LED funds approved

Length: One-day (8 hours)

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