Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training), Safari

Video description

Digital Archaeology: The Art and Science of Digital Forensics LiveLessons is a comprehensive video guide to the techniques and processes used to perform forensic investigations on information systems. You’ll learn how to thoroughly examine digital media, and how to document, control, prepare, and present examination results that will stand up in a court of law.


Michael W. Graves presents more than three hours of hands-on, step-by-step video training on the fundamentals of performing digital investigations including how to produce forensically sound evidence from hard disks, flash drives, and even live memory. With a focus on forensic procedure and the process of digital investigation, Graves utilizes readily available open source applications and demonstrations where possible, allowing students to learn how to prepare for ediscovery motions and digital investigations without the need to purchase expensive software.

The course assumes a working knowledge of computer hardware and operating systems, but does not assume any knowledge of digital forensics or forensic process.

About the Instructor

Michael W. Graves has worked as an IT professional for more than 15 years as a network specialist, a security analyst, and most recently as a forensic analyst. He holds a Master of Science in Digital Investigation degree from Champlain College, where he spent several semesters as an Adjunct Professor of Computer Science. His publications include a number of certification manuals for several of the CompTIA certifications, as well as two novels. When not poking around in computers or writing books, he carts around an 8x10 view camera and makes black and white landscape photographs with a nod toward the F64 school of photography.

Skill Level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

What You Will Learn

  • The fundamentals of performing digital investigations
  • First responder guidelines for electronic crime scene investigations
  • How IT should handle forensically sound data
  • The reasons and techniques for capture an image of memory from a live system
  • Techniques for searching out small pieces of data in very large data sets
  • Ways to make the process of searching massive email archives much easier
  • How to track a user’s Internet history on a single machine
  • The basic fundamentals of network forensics
  • How to prepare documentation that will stand up in court
  • What some of the legal ramifications of searching a computer might be

Who Should Take This Course

  • Anyone interested in entering the field of computer forensics
  • Information security professionals who wish to be prepared for ediscovery motions or internal investigations
  • Legal staff who have direct interaction with digital investigations
  • Information technology professionals who engage in discovery motions

Course Requirements

  • A working knowledge of computer hardware

    • Installing devices
    • Installing and removing hard disks
  • A solid understanding of how operating systems work
  • A basic understanding of networking and network infrastructure
  • A good grasp of computer terminology
  • A willingness to trying things many consider to be dangerous to a computer system

About LiveLessons Video Training

The LiveLessons Video Training series publishes hundreds of hands-on, expert-led video tutorials covering a wide selection of technology topics designed to teach you the skills you need to succeed. This professional and personal technology video series features world-leading author instructors published by your trusted technology brands: Addison-Wesley, Cisco Press, IBM Press, Pearson IT Certification, Prentice Hall, Sams, and Que. Topics include: IT Certification, Programming, Web Development, Mobile Development, Home and Office Technologies, Business and Management, and more. View all LiveLessons on InformIT at

Product information

  • Title: Digital Archaeology LiveLessons (Video Training), Safari
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  • Release date: April 2015
  • Publisher(s): Pearson
  • ISBN: 0132853833