Data Storage Foundations
Learn in-depth architecture and functionality of the Windows NT File System (NTFS), the FAT and the ExFAT File Systems and related directory entry information for locating files on electronic devices.
Attendees will gain insight into partition structures, disk layouts, the effects of formatting partitions, and learn of the system area data.
File management and directory structures characteristics will be examined in detail as well as techniques for discovering potential evidence that may be pivotal to a successful examination. This will be followed by topical areas of interest to include file headers and file hashing and recovery of deleted files.
This course incorporates an investigative scenario, providing hands-on experience with an examination of collected evidence.
Partitioning & Format Review
Describe the differences between MBR and GPT partitioned disks
Examine the structure of an MBR and GPT partitioned disk
Learn of the effects of formatting a volume to FAT
Learn of the effects of formatting a volume to exFAT
Learn of the effects of formatting a volume to NTFS.
FAT File System
Describe the structure and functionality of the system area
Examine the concept of clusters and data area
Describe changes that occur when a file or folder is saved
Examine the effects of data when a file is deleted
Describe the process to recover deleted files on a FAT volume.
NTFS File System Deep Dive
List file system support for each NT operating system
Identify NTFS Metadata Files
List the function of each Metadata file
Describe a File Record Entry
List the components of an NTFS Attribute
Examine the B+ Tree structure of directories
Describe the effects of data when a file is deleted.
exFAT Introduction and Full Examination
Describe the history of exFAT
Identify the system areas of the volume
Breakdown the Volume Boot Record
File Allocation Table
Describe the function of Bitmap
Breakdown a directory entry
Describe the effects of data when a file is deleted and review recovery techniques.
Duration - 4 Days
Dates & Locations
- Available Virtual Class (Live Remote)