CHFI - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator


CHFI - Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator

EC-Council released the most advanced computer forensic investigation program in the world. This course covers major forensic investigation scenarios that enable you to acquire hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard tools necessary to successfully carry-out a computer forensic investigation.

Battles between corporations, governments, and countries are no longer fought using physical force. Cyber war has begun and the consequences can be seen in everyday life. With the onset of sophisticated cyber attacks, the need for advanced cybersecurity and investigation training is critical. If you or your organization requires the knowledge or skills to identify, track, and prosecute cyber criminals, then this is the course for you. You will learn how to excel in digital evidence acquisition, handling, and forensically sound analysis. These skills will lead to successful prosecutions in various types of security incidents such as data breaches, corporate espionage, insider threats, and other intricate cases involving computer systems.

This course includes one exam voucher for the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) v9 exam.

  • The computer forensic investigation process and the various legal issues involved
  • Evidence searching, seizing and acquisition methodologies in a legal and forensically sound manner
  • Types of digital evidence, rules of evidence, digital evidence examination process, and electronic crime and digital evidence consideration by crime category
  • Roles of the first responder, first responder toolkit, securing and evaluating electronic crime scene, conducting preliminary interviews, documenting electronic crime scene, collecting and preserving electronic evidence, packaging and transporting electronic evidence, and reporting the crime scene
  • Setting up a computer forensics lab and the tools involved in it
  • Various file systems and how to boot a disk
  • Gathering volatile and non-volatile information from Windows
  • Data acquisition and duplication rules
  • Validation methods and tools required
  • Recovering deleted files and deleted partitions in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • Forensic investigation using AccessData FTK and EnCase
  • Steganography and its techniques
  • Steganalysis and image file forensics
  • Password cracking concepts, tools, and types of password attacks
  • Investigating password protected files
  • Types of log capturing, log management, time synchronization, and log capturing tools
  • Investigating logs, network traffic, wireless attacks, and web attacks
  • Tracking emails and investigate email crimes
  • Mobile forensics and mobile forensics software and hardware tools
  • Writing investigative reports

IT professionals involved with information system security, computer forensics, and incident response

It is strongly recommended that you attend Certified Ethical Hacker v9 before enrolling into CHFI program.

Follow-on Course:

CISM Prep Course


1. Computer Forensics in Today''s World
2. Computer Forensics Investigation Process
3. Searching and Seizing Computers
4. Digital Evidence
5. First Responder Procedures
6. Computer Forensics Lab
7. Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
8. Windows Forensics
9. Data Acquisition and Duplication
10. Recovering Deleted Files and Deleted Partitions
11. Forensics Investigation Using AccessData FTK
12. Forensics Investigation Using EnCase
13. Steganography and Image File Forensics
14. Application Password Crackers
15. Log Capturing and Event Correlation
16. Network Forensics, Investigating Logs and Investigating Network Traffic
17. Investigating Wireless Attacks
18. Investigating Web Attacks
19. Tracking Emails and Investigating Email Crimes
20. Mobile Forensics
21. Investigative Reports
22. Becoming an Expert Witness


Lab 1: Computer Forensics in Today''s World
Lab 2: Learning about Computer Crime Policies, Programs, and Computer Forensics Laws
Lab 3: Reporting a Cybercrime to the FBI
Lab 4: Case Study: Child Pornography
Lab 5: Additional Reading Material
Lab 6: Computer Forensics Investigation Process
Lab 7: Recovering Data Using the Recover My Files Tool
Lab 8: Performing Hash, Checksum, or HMAC Calculations Using the HashCalc Tool
Lab 9: Generating MD5 Hashes Using MD5 Calculator
Lab 10: Additional Reading Material
Lab 11: Searching and Seizing Computers with a Search Warrant
Lab 12: Understanding an Application for a Search Warrant (Exhibit A)
Lab 13: Additional Reading Material
Lab 14: Studying the Digital Evidence Examination Process - Case Study 1
Lab 15: Studying Digital Evidence Examination Process - Case Study 2
Lab 16: Additional Reading Material
Lab 17: Studying First Responder Procedures
Lab 18: Understanding the First Responder Toolkit
Lab 19: Additional Reading Material
Lab 20: Computer Forensics Lab
Lab 21: Gathering Evidence Using the Various Tools of DataLifter
Lab 22: Viewing Files of Various Formats Using the File Viewer Tool
Lab 23: Handling Evidence Data Using the P2 Commander Tool
Lab 24: Creating a Disk Image File of a Hard Disk Partition Using the R-Drive Image Tool
Lab 25: Additional Reading Material
Lab 26: Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
Lab 27: Recovering Deleted Files from Hard Disks Using WinHex
Lab 28: Analyzing File System Types Using The Sleuth Kit (TSK)
Lab 29: Case Study: Corporate Espionage
Lab 30: Additional Reading Material
Lab 31: Performing Windows Forensics
Lab 32: Discovering and Extracting Hidden Forensic Material on Computers Using OSForensics
Lab 33: Extracting Information about Loaded Processes Using Process Explorer
Lab 34: Investigating Metadata Using Metadata Analyzer
Lab 35: Viewing, Monitoring, and Analyzing Events Using the Event Log Explorer Tool
Lab 36: Performing a Computer Forensic Investigation Using the Helix Tool
Lab 37: Case Study: Terrorist Attack
Lab 38: Case Study: Brutal Murder
Lab 39: Forensics Challenge: Banking Troubles
Lab 40: Additional Reading Material
Lab 41: Data Acquisition and Duplication
Lab 42: Investigating NTFS Drive Using DiskExplorer for NTFS
Lab 43: Viewing Content of Forensic Image Using AccessData FTK Imager Tool
Lab 44: Searching Text Strings in the Hard Disk Partition Image Using DriveLook
Lab 45: Forensics Challenge: Forensic Analysis of a Compromised Server
Lab 46: Additional Reading Material
Lab 47: Recovering Deleted Files and Deleted Partitions
Lab 48: File Recovery Using EASEUS Data Recovery Wizard
Lab 49: File Recovery Using Quick Recovery Tool
Lab 50: Partition Recovery Using MiniTool Power Data Recovery Tool
Lab 51: Case Study: Employee Sabotage
Lab 52: Case Study: Virus Attack
Lab 53: Additional Reading Material
Lab 54: Forensics Investigation
Lab 55: Investigating a Case Using AccessData FTK
Lab 56: Case Study: Business Rivalry
Lab 57: Case Study: Sabotage
Lab 58: Forensics Investigation Using EnCase
Lab 59: Case Study: Disaster Recovery Investigation
Lab 60: Performing a Steganalysis and Forensics of an Image File
Lab 61: Analyzing Images for Hidden Messages Using Stegdetect
Lab 62: Analyzing Image File Headers Using Hex Workshop
Lab 63: Identifying Image File Format Using IrfanView
Lab 64: Recovering Photo Evidence from a Raw File Using Adroit Photo Forensics 2011
Lab 65: Case Study: Steganography
Lab 66: Forensics Challenge: Malware Reverse Engineering
Lab 67: Additional Reading Material
Lab 68: Application Password Crackers
Lab 69: Cracking Password Using the Password Recovery Bundle Tool
Lab 70: Cracking Password Using the Advanced Office Password Recovery Tool
Lab 71: Password Cracking Using the Advanced PDF Password Recovery Tool
Lab 72: Cracking Password Using KRyLack Archive Password Recovery Tool
Lab 73: Password Cracking Using the Windows Password Breaker Tool
Lab 74: Case Study: Encrypted Documents
Lab 75: Additional Reading Material
Lab 76: Capturing and Analyzing Log Files
Lab 77: Capturing and Analyzing the Logs of a Computer using GFI EventsManager Tool
Lab 78: Investigating System Log Data Using XpoLog Center Suite Tool
Lab 79: Viewing Event Logs Using Kiwi Syslog Server Tool
Lab 80: Forensics Challenge: Log Mysteries
Lab 81: Additional Reading Material
Lab 82: Network Forensics
Lab 83: Capturing and Analyzing Live Data Packets Using Wireshark Tool
Lab 84: Analyzing a Network Using the Colasoft Capsa Network Analyzer Tool
Lab 85: Monitoring the Network and Capturing Live Traffic Using NetWitness Investigator Tool
Lab 86: Forensics Challenge: Pcap Attack Trace
Lab 87: Additional Reading Material
Lab 88: Investigating Wireless Attacks
Lab 89: Cracking a WEP Network with Aircrack-ng for Windows
Lab 90: Sniffing the Network Using the OmniPeek Network Analyzer
Lab 91: Forensics Challenge: VoIP
Lab 92: Additional Reading Material
Lab 93: Investigating Web Attacks
Lab 94: Finding Web Security Vulnerabilities Using N-Stalker Web Application Security Scanner
Lab 95: Analyzing Domain and IP Address Queries Using SmartWhois Tool
Lab 96: Case Study: Trademark Infringement
Lab 97: Forensics Challenge: Browsers Under Attack
Lab 98: Additional Reading Material
Lab 99: Investigating Email Crimes
Lab 100: Recovering Deleted Emails Using the Recover My Email Utility
Lab 101: Investigating Email Crimes Using Paraben''s Email Examiner Tool
Lab 102: Tracing an Email Using the eMailTrackerPro Tool
Lab 103: Case Study: Racial Discrimination
Lab 104: Forensics Challenge: Analyzing Malicious Portable Destructive Files
Lab 105: Additional Reading Material
Lab 106: Mobile Forensics
Lab 107: Investigating Mobile Information Using Oxygen Forensic Suite 2011
Lab 108: Case Study: iP od - A Handy Tool for Crime
Lab 109: Additional Reading Material
Lab 110: Investigative Reports
Lab 111: Creating an Investigative Report Using ProDiscover Tool
Lab 112: Case Study: Pornography
Lab 113: Additional Reading Material
Lab 114: Studying about
Lab 115: Finding a Computer Forensics Expert
Lab 116: Understand to Becoming an Expert Witness
Lab 117: Case Study: Expert WitnessExpert Witness
Lab 118: Additional Reading Material
Lab 119: Analyzing Al-Qaida Hard Disk Using Various Forensics Tools

Upcoming Classes

Dates Location GTR  
Dec 12-16 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST
Feb 13-17 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST
Mar 6-10 (8:30am-4:30pm) EST
Mar 13-17 (11:30am-7:30pm) EST


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