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Digital Forensics Security Training Events

A SANS DFIR Training Event is a training session led by a skilled and respected SANS Instructor. Our hands on Events are held in major cities around the world and focus on cyber criminals' latest tactics and methods.

Train with a SANS Instructor to pass your DFIR GIAC exam.

Hands On Learning

SANS' DFIR Curriculum is designed to teach the tools, techniques and exploits hackers are using right now to break into systems. We teach how to forensically analyse these attacks and compose an advanced stead fast response.

SANS Digital Forensics and Incident Response Training features hands on lab exercises. Courses cover areas from the forensic analysis of Windows, Mac, networks, smartphones and system memory.

See our full DFIR Course list at the end of this page.

In a SANS Training Event students conduct forensic examinations on live systems and live data. Our focus is on teaching ethical forensic techniques, performing work safely and in a way that produces evidence that could be presented in court.

Expect to investigate the command prompt, mastering industry's leading applications and prying open files.

DFIR Courses Built to be Remembered

Some Courses at Training Events use War Games as a teaching method. Here, Instructors build test systems, networks and applications, hide strongly encrypted prizes in them and challenge teams to crack the specially designed missions.

At the heart of our practical learning is a belief that it's not just tools that make a successful DFIR practitioner. Rather, successful analysts need knowledge, experience and practice.

Courseware

Students who attend a DFIR Course are provided with a wide selection of courseware. This includes a selection of expertly written textbooks. The books have been designed to follow the same structure as classroom sessions they support.

Several DFIR Courses integrate the SANS Investigative Forensic Toolkit (SIFT) into lab exercises. SANS provides students with a copy of the toolset and, any others that are utilised in class.

Students receive builds of the lab exercises. These are generally designed to run virtually. SANS provides copies of the virtual machines - either on optical media or USB.

Forensics Courses that require work on hard disks sometimes call on the CRU WiebeTech UltraDock v5 - a hard disk analysis and duplication tool. If a course features one, we'll ensure students take one back to their office.

Along with supporting students while they're with us, SANS Courseware is designed so that students can deploy the tools and techniques learned as soon as they get back to their team. See a sample of our free DFIR security support materials on our Resources page.

For a team of 25 or more who would like to take SANS Training, explore our Private Training options.

Locations

SANS DFIR Training Events are held in venues across the EMEA region and all over the world. Attend a Training Event and be in with a chance to win a SANS Lethal Forensicator Coin.

Networking

SANS is a global business and hosts events across the world. Our events attract professionals from different industries and technical professions.

During Training Events, SANS often hosts social evenings. These are informal sessions where students can chat with each other and their Instructors.

DFIR Security Certification

Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) validates the skills of DFIR professionals. By achieving a GIAC Certification, professionals prove that their Forensic and Response skills are of the highest quality.

Many SANS courses are aligned with GIAC Certifications. To read what pervious students say about their experiences, visit our Testimonials page.

The DFIR GIAC exams available to study for are:

For any questions about training read our FAQs or email emea@sans.org.


Training Events Offering DFIR Courses
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SANS DFIR Prague Summit & Training 2018 Oct 01 - Oct 07, 2018  
SANS London October 2018 Oct 15 - Oct 20, 2018  
SANS Gulf Region 2018 Nov 03 - Nov 15, 2018  
SANS London November 2018 Nov 05 - Nov 10, 2018  
SANS Rome 2018 Nov 12 - Nov 17, 2018  
SANS Paris November 2018 Nov 19 - Nov 24, 2018  
SANS Stockholm 2018 Nov 26 - Dec 01, 2018  
SANS Khobar 2018 Dec 01 - Dec 06, 2018  
SANS Dublin 2018 Dec 03 - Dec 08, 2018  
SANS Frankfurt 2018 Dec 10 - Dec 15, 2018  
SANS Amsterdam January 2019 Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2019  
SANS Threat Hunting London 2019 Jan 14 - Jan 19, 2019  
SANS London February 2019 Feb 11 - Feb 16, 2019  
SANS Zurich February 2019 Feb 18 - Feb 23, 2019  
SANS Riyadh February 2019 Feb 23 - Feb 28, 2019  
SANS Brussels February 2019 Feb 25 - Mar 02, 2019  
SANS London March 2019 Mar 11 - Mar 16, 2019  
SANS Munich March 2019 Mar 18 - Mar 23, 2019  
SANS Madrid March 2019 Mar 25 - Mar 30, 2019  
SANS London April 2019 Apr 08 - Apr 13, 2019  
SANS Milan May 2019 May 13 - May 18, 2019  
SANS Dublin May 2019 May 13 - May 18, 2019  
SANS Amsterdam May 2019 May 20 - May 25, 2019  
SANS London June 2019 Jun 03 - Jun 08, 2019  
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