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An Overview of the Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) Course

The Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) course is a popular IT security training course.  Every public and private organization needs to ensure the security of their computer and network systems in order to protect their valuable information from being stolen or misused by criminals or business rivals.

The CHFI course teaches students how to identify tactics hackers use as well as uncover the necessary legal evidence of the hacking attacks. Students learn how to investigate and use cutting edge techniques to obtain evidence. These techniques are used to regain information from files that have been deleted, encrypted or damaged.  Examples of situations in which electronic evidence is crucial include contract breaches, computer break-ins, bankruptcy, email fraud, possession of pornography, disloyal employees, and many other situations. This course also provides students with the necessary skills on how to conduct IT security audits and avert future attacks.

In brief, this class on computer and IT security provides participants with the knowledge and skills on how to identify and trace hacker’s tracks and collect the necessary information that will bring the perpetuators to justice in a criminal court of law.

The following professionals will benefit from the CHFI training:

  • Police and Other Law Enforcement Personnel
  • Defense and Military Personnel
  • e-Business Security Professionals
  • Systems Administrators
  • Legal Professionals
  • Banking and Insurance Professionals
  • Government Agencies
  • IT Managers

At the end of this course, students will gain competencies in:

  • Law and Computer Forensics
  • Understanding File Systems and Hard Disks
  • The Computer Investigation Process
  • First Responder Procedures
  • Computer Forensics Lab
  • Understanding Digital Media Devices
  • Windows, Linux and Macintosh Boot Processes
  • Windows Forensics

There are no strict prerequisites required to enroll in the CHFI course presented at Ashford Global IT (AGIT); however, a familiarity with information technology proves to be beneficial for students. If any AGIT student does not pass in the CHFI Certification exam on his/her first attempt, Ashford Global IT allows the student to re-attend an open enrollment class at no cost, but he/she will need to bring the class materials from the original class.

Contact Ashford Global IT today for more information!

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