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Computer Fast Forensics

COURSE FEE: $400.00


COURSE DESCRIPTION:This course is intended for computer forensic specialists/digital evidence examiners whose duties include the examination and analysis of digital evidence in high-technology crimes. It focuses on specific tool sets designed for rapid traversal of data and identification of evidential items of interest, both at the scene and later in a controlled environment. The course includes presentations and hands-on instruction on such topics as live machine and dead machine examinations, safe booting a GNU/Linux forensic platform, creating forensically-sound copies of digital media and mounting them for examination, conducting text and data searches, capturing volatile data (RAM imaging), obtaining user and computer information for use in the investigation, recovering certain passwords, identifying hidden data, and using hash algorithms.

The course was designed for students who already have a fundamental grasp of basic computer components and how to operate a computer using the Windows operating system. The student should come prepared with the prior knowledge and skills necessary to respond to an electronic crime scene and to safely and methodically collect and preserve items of evidential value that may be used in court proceedings. Basic computer skills and identifying/seizing electronic evidence will not be covered. The student is encouraged to explore preparatory training prior to class as he/she feels necessary. Suggested online training includes, but is not limited to, the following:

INSTRUCTOR:  Hoyt Harness is a Sergeant with the Arkansas State Police with over 21 years of law enforcement experience.  Sgt. Harness has served as an undercover narcotics investigator, SWAT sniper, and been a member of the DEA’s task force.  In 2001, Sgt. Harness was assigned to the FBI’s Innocent Images National Initiative (IINI) task force investigating technology-facilitated child exploitation and Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC). In 2003, Sgt. Harness was largely responsible for the establishment of Arkansas’ Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and acted as the State’s first ICAC Commander for a number of years.


PAYMENT OPTIONS: Check, Purchase Order or Credit Card.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Annette Tracy: at 501-570-8061.
Toll free: 1-800-635-6310.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION:  Registrants must fax a signed and dated verification letter on agency letterhead within five days of submission of the registration request form to 501-565-3081 which includes the following statement:  This letter will verify that I, (name of registrant), am an employee of (agency name) and hold the position of (sworn/non-sworn) (position title), located at (address) and have registered for (name of class) on (date).

• This class is 21 hours.
• Class hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


June 18-20, 2019
Criminal Justice Institute
Little Rock, AR

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