Every once in a while I get an e-mail from a new reader that is very interested in getting into forensics, and wants recommendations on free training resources to help them get up to speed. The one I’m about to share with you is great!!
From the course description:
WinFE is a forensically sound bootable Windows operating system, developed for forensic analysts in the acquisition of electronic media..
WinFE is much more than just a data collection platform. WinFE is also a full-featured operating system in which complete digital forensics examinations can be conducted when needed. WinFE also makes a great training platform in digital forensics training programs in colleges, universities, trade schools, and commercial training program.
The WinFE course shows how to build (several different methods) and use (in every way possible) the Windows Forensic Environment. The course is free, will always be free, as is WinFE tool.
WinFE is a forensically sound, bootable operating system, based off of the Windows Preinstallation Environment. WinFE is useful for booting an evidence computer/laptop to acquire an image of the hard drive, preview/triage data, or conduct a forensic examination on the evidence machine, all without modifying any electronic data.
The entire course is available for FREE at http://courses.dfironlinetraining.com/windows-forensic-environment
Check it out – let me know what you think.