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Passware Certified Examiner (PCE) Training

Passware Certified Examiner (PCE) Online Training is designed to provide computer forensic professionals the knowledge and skills they need to detect, analyze, and decrypt encrypted electronic evidence in the most efficient way. During the course, students learn how to detect encrypted evidence, recover passwords for all common file types, analyze memory images, recover passwords for mobile backups, decrypt hard drives, and more.

The course consists of 15 short video sessions. Participants in this training course may take the exam to receive a Passware Certified Examiner (PCE) designation.

Course Outline:
Session 1: Detecting Encrypted files
• Types of files and encryption able to be detected

• Identifying types of files to decrypt

• Saving and loading Encryption Analyzer search results

Session 2: File Password Recovery
• Types of files supported

• Predefined settings / Wizard

Session 3: Custom dictionary and Keyword lists
• Creating custom dictionary and keyword lists

• Importing those lists to recover passwords

• Password Exchange

Session 4: Types of attacks available in Passware Kit Forensic
• Overview of the various types of attacks, and how they work

• Applying attacks and customizing attack settings

Session 5: System and GPU Recommendations
• Hardware acceleration

• Supported hardware: GPU Nvidia and AMD cards

• Supported file types

• Distributed Password Recovery

• Network Setup

• Windows Agent

• Linux Agent

Session 6 and 7: Memory Analysis
• Types of encryption-related evidence that could be extracted from a memory image

• How to create the memory image

• How to use hibernation files

• Loading it into Passware Kit Forensic for analysis

Session 8 and 9: Mobile Forensics

• Recover password for encrypted backup

• Recover passwords from iOS keychain

• Recover password for an Android image

Session 10: Resetting a Windows Admin password
• Creating the bootable USB / CD

• Booting the machine and resetting the password
Session 11: Standalone System
• Recovering passwords from the registry files

• Identifying files required to do the analysis

• How to obtain the registry files

Session 12 and 13: Full Disk Encryption
• Types of Full Disk Encryption

• Choosing between memory analysis and password recovery

• Decrypting various different volumes

Session 14: Completing the Analysis
• A review of best practice procedures

• Exporting the results and saving the details for a report

Session 15: Batch Recovery & Dictionary Manager
• Why use batch recovery
• Adding files and creating groups for batch recovery

• Sorting by complexity
• Attack and timeout settings for batch recovery
• Adding, merging and sorting dictionaries
• Compiling dictionary from a memory image


Duration - 15 video sessions

Available on demand

Dates & Locations

  • Available on demand

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