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FTK Administration and Interface

Learn to conduct forensic investigations on Microsoft Windows systems and discover where and how to locate system artefacts.

FTK Administration and Interface
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Master the main elements of FTK: its powerful database and versatile interface.

The Forensic Toolkit (FTK) is the environment within which the examination and analysis of forensic artifacts occurs.

This course walks you through the basics of FTK database administration, giving you the skills and knowledge you need to be able to carry out a number of key tasks within the software, including application administration, managing and changing passwords, disabling and enabling user accounts, opening and archiving cases, managing filters and labels and identifying evidence of processing options.

What topics will you cover?

  • Forensic Toolkit (FTK) components, including database management, FTK Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Known File Filter (KFF)
  • Indexing
  • File viewers
  • Reporting
  • Integration with other programmes, including Registry Viewer, Imager and Password Recovery Toolkit

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and effectively use Forensic Toolkit (FTK), FTK Imager, Password Recovery Toolkit (PRTK) and Registry Viewe
  • Evaluate AccessData products to conduct forensic investigations on Microsoft Windows systems and learn where and how to locate system artefacts

Who is the course for?

Students who want to master Forensic Toolkit’s administration and interface capabilities.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Bob lectures on a BSc under-graduate degree course in Ethical Hacking and the MSc courses: CyberSecurity & Forensic Computing for which he is the Course Director. Bob was a police officer for 30 yrs.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

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