Cyber Crime - Investigation



Only 5 Days



Classroom / Online / Hybrid

Next date

Next date:

8/11/2021 (Monday)


Become a confident cybercrime investigator in just 5 days on this accelerated course. You’ll build on the skills gained during the Cyber Crime Foundation as you quickly learn advanced computer investigation techniques.

During this accelerated Cyber Crime Investigation course you’ll study the techniques you need to undergo deeper analysis of devices computer networks. You’ll also build knowledge across:

  • First responder skills, equipment and techniques
  • Linux operating systems and how to acquire data from various distributions
  • Wireless techniques and equipment
  • Advanced networking across physical and logical networks
  • Logs and Windows Registry

You’ll become proactive when carrying out investigations on both live and archived computer systems as you quickly identify lines of enquiry and make accurate investigative decisions.

Realistic crime scene challenges

Each day your team will meet a fresh crime scene challenge, giving you the opportunity to improve your investigation, analysis and reporting skills. These exercises are based on realistic cases and involve entering a series of realistic premises and conducting a live investigation.

Six reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. You'll be trained in just 5 days. You'll learn fast when you're taught by law enforcement professionals
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  3. You’ll learn more. Get immersed in the world of cyber crime as you learn from instructors with experience in cyber crime operations and policing
  4. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  5. You’ll be studying with the best. We've trained over 2,300 police officers across 30+ forces in the UK and gained national coverage in the BBC
  6. You'll do more than study Firebrand's courseware. Get access to the Turing Cyber Suite and study the latest developments in cyber crime


Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities.
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam at the earliest available opportunity after the course - either immediately after your classroom course, or as soon as there are slots available, if you've taken it online
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify


Core Concepts

Cyber case & custody management

Understanding how to best manage case building and development of digital evidence, disclosure issues and considerations, and effective management of suspects and custody considerations.

Management of specialist cyber resources

Overview of specialist cyber resource skills, knowledge and capabilities, including what each role involves and realistic expectations of staff.

Digital evidence at court

Presenting digital and technical evidence at court.

Digital device fundamentals

Identifying different device types and their capabilities at a fundamental level to aid in knowing what to seize, how and when, and what will likely require further expert advice and supervision.

Contemporaneous notes for digital evidence

Knowing what is of relevance and importance when making contemporaneous notes relating to digital device seizures.

Triage of mobile devices

The use of kiosk and/or triage equipment to carry out basic data acquisition and automated report building processes on mobile and tablet devices.

Triage of computing devices

The use of kiosk and/or triage equipment to carry out basic data acquisition and automated report building processes on traditional computer and laptop devices.

Live data acquisition from powered-on computers

Triage of artefacts on the scene. Initial analysis of artefacts on the scene to identify and prioritise artefacts of potential evidential value for seizure and further analysis.

Enumeration of network devices

Mapping out the logical incident scene, identifying internal and external network boundaries.

Example Terms, Techniques and Technologies

Bash and Python

Basic scripts for automating OS and network administrative activities and for acquiring/extracting data from respective log files.

Windows Registry and Log

Understanding of the Windows Registry and its investigative opportunities.

Tier 1 - Triage examination of mobile phone

Logical imaging download of mobile phone device.

Tier 2 - Triage of computer devices

Imaging and basic examination of computer device.

Basic network security

Understanding Firewalls, IDS, IPS, Netflow, Wireshark data captures.

Continuity of evidence & chain of custody

How to maintain and ensure chain of custody for digital devices and evidence.

Contemporaneous notes

Refresh on how to keep appropriate notes, and how to take relevant notes for the handling of digital devices.

Incident attendance & golden hour principles

Initial considerations when attending a scene and how Golden Hour Principles relate to digital offences.

Mobile phones & satellite navigation systems

Types, opportunities and timescales for examinations and likely standard outputs.

Suspect & witness management

Management both at the scene and remotely.

Learning Objectives

Knowledge and understanding:

  • Powers and procedures surrounding the secure handling and seizure of digital evidence and related articles
  • Triaging techniques, processes and methodologies for acquiring and viewing digital data and associated risks

Performance and practice:

  • Capability to deliver complex and technical evidence in a court room scenario, including cross-examination
  • Awareness and capability of taking contemporaneous notes where necessary and relevant during incident management and exhibit handling and seizure situations
  • Complex triage activities for acquiring and viewing digital data using appropriate tools for mobile and tablet devices
  • Work effectively with others in undertaking complex tasks for identifying network topologies and digital devices

Exam Track

You’ll sit the following exams during your accelerated Cyber Crime Investigation course:

  • Cyber Crime Investigation exam
    • Online
    • Multiple choice
  • Practical crime scene exercises
    • Each practical crime scene exercise will be assessed throughout this course

What's Included

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)


As this training builds on the knowledge gained during the Cyber Crime Foundation course, Firebrand recommend you have completed it first.

If you have not attended the Cyber Crime Foundation course, Firebrand alternatively recommend you possess the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) Level 2 or equivalent higher investigation qualification.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.


Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 106,908 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.66% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations.

Read reviews from recent accelerated courses below or visit Firebrand Stories for written and video interviews from our alumni.

"My first Firebrand course but hopefully not my last. Thoroughly enjoyed the content, it was completely relevant to my role everything as described and delivered at the right level. The stand out for me was the trainers - experienced, enthusiastic and pragmatic. Nothing too much trouble and felt like a team environment. Thoroughly enjoyable and worthwhile."
Brandon Savage, Essex Police. (18/1/2021 (Monday) to 22/1/2021 (Friday))

"Great trainers - many thanks."
Anonymous. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))

"I have really enjoyed the Cyber Crime Phase 2 course where there has been an emphasis on practical work and embedding the knowledge gained from Phase 1."
D.M., Cheshire Police. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))

"Fab course- learnt lots and its given me lots of things to take away to use in the work place Excellent trainers "
Clare Hargreaves, Avon & Somerset Police . (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))

"Training was very informative and relevant in my role. Delivery was paced well by knowledgeable instructors."
Anonymous, Humberside Police. (24/6/2019 (Monday) to 28/6/2019 (Friday))

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