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Lesson 1

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 1: The Basic Model, Downloadable Version

Lesson 1, “The Basic Model,” presents the Investigation Model which is a six-stage model that divides a complex operation into a series of stages. Each step of the model is defined and described in detail. It also covers the importance of good documentation, defining and understanding the scope of your investigation and correctly identifying the stakeholders with whom you will interact throughout the course of your investigation.

Duration: 00:37:38  File Size: 70 MB


Lesson 2

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 2: First Response, Downloadable Version

Lesson 2, “First Response,” covers what the first responder to an investigation site needs to look for in those first few minutes on the scene and how to avoid contaminating evidence. The scene in this lesson is a simulated “home office” with its usual clutter.

Duration: 00:23:15  File Size: 76 MB


Lesson 3

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 3: Media Capture, Downloadable Version

Lesson 3, “Media Capture,” shows how the Wiebetech Forensic Field Kit equipment is connected to a computer to capture its hard drive. Discussion of what constitutes a forensically sound copy and it’s illustration using two tools: the Access Data FTK Imager and the command-line tool.

Duration: 00:10:40  File Size: 33 MB


Lesson 4

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 4: Live Memory Capture, Downloadable Version

Lesson 4, “Live Capture,” shows step-by-stepthe process of memory capture using both FTK Imager and the command-line DD utility.

Duration: 00:13:29  File Size: 34 MB


Lesson 5

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 5: Searching for Data, Downloadable Version

Lesson 5, “Data Searching,” demonstrates step-by-step how a series of image files are discovered in the forensic image and a deleted file is identified from the slack area using Linux tools.

Duration: 00:19:34  File Size: 63 MB


Lesson 6

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 6: Email Analysis, Downloadable Version

Lesson 6, “Email Analysis,” shows how an email chain is analyzed for content, source, and possible forgery.

Duration: 00:19:38  File Size: 49 MB


Lesson 7

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 7: Network Forensics, Downloadable Version

Lesson 7, “Network Forensics,” demonstrates the use of several applications that are useful for analyzing network traffic, including techniques for backtracking packets and detecting spoofing. It also covers how a computer can be analyzed to search Internet history, track a user’s behavior over time, recover URLS, and discover images lost after deletion.

Duration: 00:45:30  File Size: 120 MB


Lesson 8

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training); Lesson 8: Antiforensics, Downloadable Version

Lesson 8, “Antiforensics,” covers the techniques offenders use to cover their tracks and how to detect those activities and the type of evidence that might be left behind.

Duration: 00:27:17  File Size: 74 MB


Lesson 9

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 9: Reconstructing the History, Downloadable Version

Lesson 9, “Reconstructing the History,” covers a variety of exercises in building a timeline of events. The usefulness of log files, registry entries, and CAM data on the files are demonstrated as a time line is built.

Duration: 00:39:43  File Size: 213 MB


Lesson 10

Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training): Lesson 10: The Legal Aspects of Digital Forensics, Downloadable Version

Lesson 10, “The Legal Aspects of Digital Forensic,” covers several court cases that set the legal precedents of various laws and regulations regarding both civil and criminal investigations.

Duration: 00:25:13  File Size: 55 MB


  • Copyright 2015
  • Dimensions: 6" x 9"
  • Edition: 1st
  • Downloadable Video
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-285382-5
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-285382-8

4+ Hours of Video Instruction


Digital Archaeology: The Art and Science of Digital Forensics LiveLessons is a comprehensive video guide to the techniques and processes used to perform forensic investigations on information systems. You’ll learn how to thoroughly examine digital media, and how to document, control, prepare, and present examination results that will stand up in a court of law.


Michael W. Graves presents more than four hours of hands-on, step-by-step video training on the fundamentals of performing digital investigations including how to produce forensically sound evidence from hard disks, flash drives, and even live memory. With a focus on forensic procedure and the process of digital investigation, Graves utilizes readily available open source applications and demonstrations where possible, allowing students to learn how to prepare for ediscovery motions and digital investigations without the need to purchase expensive software.

The course assumes a working knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems, but does not assume any knowledge of digital forensics or forensic process.

About the Instructor

Michael W. Graves has worked as an IT professional for more than 15 years as a network specialist, a security analyst, and most recently as a forensic analyst. He holds a Master of Science in Digital Investigation degree from Champlain College, where he spent several semesters as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science. His publications include a number of certification manuals for several of the CompTIA certifications, as well as two novels. When not poking around in computers or writing books, he carts around an 8x10 view camera and makes black and white landscape photographs with a nod toward the F64 school of photography.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • The fundamentals of performing digital investigations
  • First responder guidelines for electronic crime scene investigations
  • How IT should handle forensically sound data
  • The reasons and techniques for capture an image of memory from a live system
  • Techniques for searching out small pieces of data in very large data sets
  • Ways to make the process of searching massive email archives much easier
  • How to track a user’s Internet history on a single machine
  • The basic fundamentals of network forensics
  • How to prepare documentation that will stand up in court
  • What some of the legal ramifications of searching a computer might be

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone interested in entering the field of computer forensics
  • Information security professionals who wish to be prepared for ediscovery motions or internal investigations
  • Legal staff who have direct interaction with digital investigations
  • Information technology professionals who engage in discovery motions

Course Requirements

  • A working knowledge of computer hardware
    • Installing devices
    • Installing and removing hard disks
  • A solid understanding of how operating systems work
  • A basic understanding of networking and network infrastructure
  • A good grasp of computer terminology
  • A willingness to trying things many consider to be dangerous to a computer system

Table of Contents

Lesson 1: The Basic Model

1.1 Understand the anatomy of an investigation

1.2 Scope and Reporting

Lesson 2: First Response

Lesson 3: Media Capture

Lesson 4: Live Memory Capture

Lesson 5: Searching for Data

Lesson 6: Email Analysis

Lesson 7: Network Forensics

7.1 Investigate the network

7.2 Tracking Internet history

Lesson 8: Antiforensics

Lesson 9: Reconstructing the History

Lesson 10: The Legal Aspects of Digital Forensics

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