ADF DEI Training 

Digital Evidence Investigator Training

We offer a 2-Day hands-on, instructor-led Digital Evidence Investigator training.  Students  will learn how to configure DEI, operate the digital forensic software, analyze and interpret the evidence and forensic results. 

Course Outline

Introductions & Getting Started

  • Digital Forensic Evidence and Triage Basics
  • Overview of How to Use Digital Evidence Investigator® (also knows as DEI)
    • DEI Terminology – Artifact Captures
    • DEI Terminology – File Captures
    • DEI Search Profiles – Quick, Intermediate and Comprehensive
    • Digital Evidence Investigator Workflow

Setup & Installation

  • Digital Evidence Investigator Software Installation and the Windows Assessment and Deployment Kit (WADK)

Booting & Bios 

  • Accessing BIOS/UEFI Setup
  • Accessing Boot Menu
  • UEFI and Fastboot Issues
  • Booting Apple Macintosh computers

Capture: Conducting a Scan

  • Case Study: Scanning attached media
  • Case Study: Scanning drive images
  • Case Study: Carrying out a boot scan
  • Case Study: Carrying out a live scan

Analysis: Navigating DEI 

  • Navigating Capture Results
  • Understanding Picture, Video, Keyword, Files and Timeline Views
  • Column Settings
  • Filtering Captures and Picture, Video, Keyword, Files and Timeline views
  • Tagging
  • Commenting


  • Case Study: Creating appropriate reports
  • Reporting - HTML
  • Reporting - CSV
  • Reporting – Stand-alone viewer

Customizing with Keywords and Hash Values

  • Case Study: Creating hash captures and leveraging targeted folders
  • Case Study: Creating keyword and regular expression searches
  • Case Study: Creating appropriate search profiles
  • Case Study: Importing keyword and hash lists
  • Case Study: Identifying good and bad keywords


  • Device Imaging

Advanced Issues

  • Implications of thorough file identification and searching within containers
  • File type creation and implications
  • Searching browser cache issues
  • Case Study: Knowledge check

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