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Certified Corporate Digital Investigator

This is a core-level course designed for corporate investigators who are required to identify, secure or recover electronic evidence. It has been developed for investigators based in both the private and public sectors, to ensure that the forensic and evidential integrity is controlled and accounted for during the data recovery process.


On this four-day non-technical course you will gain the confidence, through the use of case studies, in identifying, securing, collecting and acquiring digital evidence. It also enforces practical understanding of the legalities, best practice and latest techniques used for collecting data that could be used as evidence in either criminal or civil ligation matters. The course content also aligns with the requirements of ISO 27037.

This course is suited for investigators starting on their career and also for more experience investigators who may be required to advise or direct the collection and handling of electronic evidence. It is an ideal way to gain a formal accreditation in the subject matter to enhance your career.

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Learning Objectives


  • An overview of best practice and current techniques for data collection, and relevant ISO standards
  • Case studies and group discussion on securing evidence from myriad data environments
  • Understanding the challenges of data collection in the modern interconnected world
  • Evidence seizure, handling and chain of custody
  • Proving data integrity including hashing techniques and actions on failure
  • Differences between static, booted, live and network acquisitions
  • When to consider live and volatile data collection
  • Documenting processes and statement writing basics


This course will give you:

  • The skills you need to be competent in identifying, securing, collecting and handling data during the initial stages of an investigation
  • The opportunity to practice identifying and collecting electronic evidence
  • Learn methodologies that will enable you to comply with International Standards for the identification, collection, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence as described in ISO 27037
  • Delegates will acquire data from different environments in numerous practical exercises to reinforce understanding and technique
  • Develop skills and an understanding of policies and practices required to withstand third party scrutiny
  • Gain confidence in forensic imaging and copying data from a number of different environments
  • An industry-recognised qualification in data collection


Professional investigators (Corporate or public)

Law enforcement officers & agents


Practical investigation experience is desired but not essential.

A general appreciation of Information technology and computer forensic principles or methods is also desirable, but not essential.

Course Content


Topics covered are:

1. Investigations Principles & Strategy

a. Legislation Considerations

b. Best Practice Guidelines

2. Competency

a. Competency

b. ISO standards

c. Relevant case law

3. Considerations

a. Challenges of technology

4. Collection, Exhibits & Continuity

a. Data collection sites

b. Data collection types

c. Information to be recorded

d. Statement for seizing physical


e. Statement for copying virtual


f. Chain of custody

5. Examination and Acquisition

a. Methods & Tools

b. Acquisition Types

c. Source Integrity

d. Post-Acquisition Administration

6. Data Collection Types

a. Data Collection types and Environments

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