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Feb 2018 to May 2018 Nominations are open

09/26/2017
First Responder Courses:

These courses are designed for individuals who are not currently conducting digital forensic exams and who do not currently have a basic working knowledge of computers and computer investigations.
 
Basic Network Investigation Training (BNIT)
BNIT is a five day course designed to provide investigators or a supervisory investigator with the ability to investigate in a variety of basic network investigation techniques and network incident mitigation. Students will gain hands-on experience with basic networking fundamentals, legal issues, and search and seizure. The course combines instructor-led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving digital evidence of networks with traditional investigative techniques.
 
BNIT 18-02
Date: May 20 – 25, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, May 20, 2018 and return on Friday, May 25, 2018.
 
Social Network Investigations (SNI)
SNI is a five-day course designed to provide investigators with the ability to act as an investigator to a variety of social media cases. Investigators will gain hands-on experience with online social media investigations, email investigations, basic networking, legal issues, and search and seizure. The course combines instructor-led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving digital evidence of social media with traditional investigative techniques.
 
SNI 18-03
Date: March 11 – 16, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, March 11, 2018 and return on Friday, March 16, 2018.
 
SNI 18-04
Date: May 13 - 18, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, May 13, 2018 and return on Friday, May 18, 2018.
 
Basic Investigation of Computer and Electronic Crimes Program (BICEP)
BICEP is a five-day course designed to provide investigators with the ability to act as a first responder to a variety of cyber related cases. Investigators will gain hands-on experience with computer hardware, operating systems, cell phones, PDAs, GPSs, networking fundamentals, email investigations, legal issues, and search and seizure. The course combines instructor-led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving digital evidence.
 
BICEP 18-03
Date: March 11 – 16, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, March 11, 2018 and return on Friday, March 16, 2018.
 
Basic Examiner Courses:

These courses are designed for individuals who are newly assigned to conducting digital forensic exams or network intrusion investigations, and who currently have a basic working knowledge of computers and computer investigations.
 
Basic Computer Evidence Recovery Training (BCERT)
This is a five-week course designed to provide hands-on experience with computer hardware, device imaging solutions, forensic analysis tools, legal issues and report generation for law enforcement officers performing as cyber incident responders and digital evidence examiners. The course combines instructor-led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving digital evidence.
 
BCERT 18-02
Date: April 8 – May 11, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, April 8, 2018 and return on Friday, May 11, 2018. 
 
BCERT 18-03
Date: April 22 – May 25, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, April 22, 2018 and return on Friday, May 25, 2018. 
 
Mobile Device Examinations (MDE)
MDE is a four-week course designed to provide hands-on experience with mobile devices. Investigators will gain experience with a wide array of mobile devices such as cell phones, GPS units, and tablets, forensics analysis tools, legal issues, and report generation for law enforcement. The course combines instructor-led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving digital evidence of mobile devices with traditional investigative techniques.
 
MDE 18-02
Date: February 25 – March 23, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, February 25, 2018 and return on Friday, March 23. 
 
Network Intrusion Response Program (NITRO)
This is a three-week course designed to provide training to effectively respond to a network incident including mitigation of the problem, collection of volatile data, and intrusion investigation of a network based crime. The course combines instructor led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving networks.
 
NITRO 18-02
Date: February 18 – March 9, 2018
This class is limited to 16 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, February 18, 2018 and return on Friday, March 9, 2018. 
 
NITRO 18-03
Date: April 15 – May 4, 2018
This class is limited to 16 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, April 15, 2018 and return on Friday, May 4, 2018. 
 
Advanced Examiner Courses:

These courses are designed for individuals who are currently conducting digital forensic exams or network intrusion investigations, and who have a solid understanding of digital forensics.
 
Advanced Forensics Training (AFT)
AFT is a two-week course designed to focus on advanced forensic data recovery topics, tools, and practices through a combination of lecture, instructor-led demonstrations, and practical exercises.
 
AFT 18-01
Date: April 2 – 13, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Monday, April 2, 2018 and return on Friday, April 13, 2018.
 
Advanced Mobile Device Examinations (AMDE)
AMDE is a one-week course designed to provide hands-on experience with mobile devices.  Investigators will gain experience with a wide array of mobile devices such as cell phones, GPS units, and tablets, forensics analysis tools, legal issues, and report generation for law enforcement. The course combines instructor-led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used during investigations involving digital evidence of advanced mobile devices with traditional investigative techniques.
 
AMDE 18-01
Date: April 15 – 20, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, April 15, 2018 and return on Friday, April 20, 2018.
 
 
Prosecutor/Judge Courses:

These courses are designed for Prosecutors and Judges to effectively prosecute and preside over cases involving digital forensic evidence.
 
Digital Evidence for Judges (DEJ)
This five-day course provides hands-on experience with computer and networking technology to allow judges to obtain knowledge and insight into presiding over criminal cases involving digital evidence.  The course combines instructor led discussions and practical exercises to demonstrate methodologies and techniques used by investigators, as well as instruction of digital evidence legal issues.
 
DEJ 18-02
Date: February 25 – March 2, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, February 25, 2018 and return on Friday, March 2, 2018.
 
DEJ 18-03
Date: April 29 – May 4, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, April 29, 2018 and return on Friday, May 4, 2018.
 
Digital Evidence for Prosecutors (DEP)
This five-day course provides hands-on experience with computer and networking technology to allow prosecutors to obtain basic knowledge and insight into handling criminal cases involving digital evidence.  The course combines instructor led discussions and practical exercises to demonstrate methodologies and techniques used by investigators, as well as instruction of digital evidence legal issues.
 
DEP 18-04
Date: February 4 – 9, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, February 4, 2018 and return on Friday, February 9, 2018.
 
DEP 18-05
Date: March 18 – 23, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, March 18, 2018 and return on Friday, March 23, 2018.
 
DEP 18-06
Date: April 8 - 13, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, April 8, 2018 and return on Friday, April 13, 2018.
 
DEP 18-07
Date: May 13 - 18, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, May 13, 2018 and return on Friday, May 18, 2018.
  
Advanced Evidence for Prosecutors (ADEP)
This is a five-day course providing hands-on experience with mobile device recovery to allow prosecutors to obtain advanced knowledge and insight into handling criminal cases involving digital evidence.  The course combines instructor led discussions and practical exercises to teach methodologies and techniques used by investigators, as well as instruction of mobile device digital evidence legal issues. This course is designed for prosecutors with a moderate level of knowledge into handling digital evidence cases.
 
ADEP 18-02
Date: March 4 - 9, 2018
This class is limited to 24 students.  Travel to the NCFI on Sunday, March 4, 2018 and return on Friday, March 9, 2018.
 
All courses offered at the NCFI are for state and local officers, prosecutors, and judges only. All invitational travel, hotel reservations, and class logistics will be coordinated by the NCFI.

Nominations for courses from 10/17 to 02/18 are closed.

08/01/2017
The nomination period for courses being held at the NCFI from October 2017 to February 2018 is now closed.  
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