EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Cyber Security Training with CHFI Certification to Advance Your IT Career

EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)

Battles between corporations, governments, and countries are no longer fought using physical force. Cyber war has begun, and the consequences can be seen in everyday life. With the onset of sophisticated cyber-attacks, the need for advanced cyber security training and investigation is a mandate in the present day.

This EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) course presents a detailed methodological approach to computer forensics and evidence analysis. It is comprehensive cyber security training covering major forensic investigation scenarios that enable students to acquire hands-on experience on various forensic investigation techniques and standard tools necessary to successfully carry out a computer forensic investigation.

If you or your organization requires the knowledge or skills to identify, track, and prosecute cyber criminals, then this is the course for you! This course helps students to excel in digital evidence acquisition, handling, and analysis in a forensically sound manner. Acceptable in a court of law, these skills will lead to successful prosecutions in various types of security incidents such as data breaches, corporate espionage, insider threats, and other intricate cases involving computer systems.

CHFI is a cyber security certification that gives a complete overview of the process that a forensic investigator must follow when investigating a cyber crime. It includes not only the right treatment of the digital evidence in order to be accepted in the courts but also useful tools and techniques that can be applied to investigate an incident.

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Course Prerequisites
The knowledge and skills that a student must have before attending this cyber security training are:

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Course at a Glance



5 Days


EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)


Advanced level – view prerequisites


This course is available at any LQ campus


This course is eligible for VA tuition benefits


See What You'll Learn

Professional IT Career Tracks
CHFI cyber security training will benefit any individual looking for these or similar Cyber Security career paths:

  • Junior Computer Forensics Investigator
  • Incident response Technician
  • Junior Computer Security Analyst
  • Licensed Penetration Tester
  • Systems Engineer/Architect
  • Network Security Specialist
CHFI Course Objectives
Course Objectives: After completing the LeaderQuest Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator cyber security training course, you will be able to understand:

  • The process of investigating cyber-crime, laws involved, and the details in obtaining a search warrant
  • Different types of digital evidence, rules of evidence, digital evidence examination process, and electronic crime and digital evidence consideration by crime category
  • Roles of the first responder, first responder toolkit, securing and evaluating the electronic crime scene, conducting preliminary interviews, documenting the electronic crime scene, collecting and preserving electronic evidence, packaging and transporting electronic evidence, reporting the crime scene
  • How to recover deleted files and deleted partitions in Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux
  • The process involved in forensic investigation using Access Data FTK and Encase Steganography and its techniques, steganalysis, and image file forensics
  • Password cracking concepts, tools, types of password attacks and how to investigate password protected file breach
  • Different types of log capturing techniques, log management, time synchronization, log capturing tools
  • How to investigate logs, network traffic, wireless attacks, and web attacks
  • How to track e-mails and investigate e-mail crimes and many more
Lesson 1 & 2: Forensics Science and Computer Forensics
Course Objectives:

  • Lesson 1: Forensics Science
    • The definition of forensics science
  • Lesson 2: Computer Forensics
    • Security incident report
    • Aspects of organizational security
    • Evolution of computer forensics
    • The objective of computer forensics
    • Need for computer forensics
Lesson 3: Forensics Readiness
Course Objectives:

  • Benefits of forensics readiness
  • Goals of forensics readiness
  • Forensics readiness planning
Lesson 4: Cyber Crime
Course Objectives: 

  • Computer-facilitated crimes
  • Modes of attacks
  • Examples of cyber crime
  • Types of computer crimes
  • Cyber criminals
  • Organized cyber crime: organizational chart
  • How serious are different types of incidents?
  • Disruptive incidents to the business
  • Cost expenditure responding to the security incident
Lesson 5 -7: Cyber Crime Investigation, Corporate Investigations, & Reporting a Cyber Crime
  • Lesson 5: Cyber Crime Investigation
    • Key steps in the forensic investigation
    • Rules of forensic investigation
    • Need for a forensic investigator
    • Role of the forensic investigator
    • Accessing computer forensics resources
    • Role of digital evidence
  • Lesson 6: Corporate Investigations
    • Understanding corporate investigations
    • Approach to forensics investigation: a case study
    • Instructions for the forensic investigator to approach the crime scene
    • Why and when do you use computer forensics?
    • Enterprise Theory of Investigation (ETI)
    • Legal issues
    • Reporting the results
  • Lesson 7: Reporting a Cyber Crime
    • Why should you report cyber crime?
    • Reporting computer-related crimes
    • The person assigned to report the crime
    • When and how to report an incident?
    • Who should I contact in law enforcement?
    • Federal local agents contact
    • More contacts
    • CIO cyberthreat report form

Since I've been certified, I've gotten a job offer for every IT position I've applied for.

- Marcus Mingo

LeaderQuest Graduate, CompTIA Security+, EC-Council CEH, and CND-Certified

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Job Outlook

Individuals who complete the EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) training and certification qualify for the following job roles:

Junior Computer Forensics Investigator, Incident Response Technician, Junior Computer Security Analyst, Licensed Penetration Tester, Systems Engineer/Architect, Network Security Engineer, and similar roles.

  • National salary range for Network Security Engineer: $97,000 – $163,000*
Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator Cyber Security Training

*Robert Half 2018 Technology & IT Salary Guide.

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  • Jul 13 - Jul 24, 2020
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
  • Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2020
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm CST
  • Day Schedule TBA
  • Jul 13 - Jul 24, 2020
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST
  • Oct 5 - Oct 16, 2020
  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm EST

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