Basic Forensic Investigations


This course was previously named Digital Forensic Basics.

Stay up to date with the most current, relevant, and credible training in the industry with BlackBag’s comprehensive multi-device investigation training.

This two-day course provides examiners with an introduction to digital forensics. Whether you are first learning the fundamentals forensic investigation techniques or interested in seeing BlackBag’s tools in action, this course is an excellent fit for any forensic professional who could benefit from a full scenario-based investigative tutorial, regardless of prior use of BlackBag tools. Attendees will learn the skills needed to be certified as a BlackLight Certified Examiner, which will enable them to implement BlackLight to complete their work.

Throughout the course, expert trainers who have experience in the field working cases themselves, will cover the best investigations techniques and digital forensic methodologies across the following platforms (Windows, iPhone, and MacOS) in case-based, real-world scenarios.


This course is designed for those looking for an introduction to digital forensics and a perfect entry point for examiners who are new to BlackLight. This includes any of the following:

  • Examiners first learning forensics regardless of what tools are used for examination
  • Examiners interested in seeing BlackBag’s tools in action in real-world scenarios
  • Examiners who are already using BlackBag software and want tips and guidance on how to get the most value from the latest features
  • Examiners who are switching from using other forensic suites to BlackLight
  • Any forensic professional interested in receiving the most current, relevant, and credible training in the industry

Course Description

Over a period of two days, this course will offer a hands-on investigative approach toward learning digital forensic concepts and analysis techniques for authenticating, analyzing and reporting digital evidence found on computers and smartphone devices. We understand the difficulty examiners face when using their valuable time to take training courses, which is why BlackBag is proud to offer the most comprehensive introductory forensic course in the industry in just two days. Coursework covers practical case techniques through the use of BlackLight, a comprehensive forensic analysis tool that is designed to help investigators conduct digital forensic examinations across the following platforms (Windows, iPhone, and MacOS). Please note, prior knowledge or use of BlackLight is not required to take this course. After a brief introduction to MacQuisition, BlackBag’s imaging tool, students will perform a triage analysis of a full case using their newly acquired digital forensic skills and learn the advanced functions of BlackLight though instructor-led exercises and hands-on practical case studies.


2 Days

Course Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, students will have a knowledge of basic digital forensic concepts and comprehensive understanding of how to use BlackLight. They will learn by applying the tool to conduct a cross-platform digital forensic examination and create a customized forensic examiner case report using the built-in reporting capabilities. The course will culminate in an opportunity to take the exam for BlackBag's new Certified BlackLight Examiner (CBE) designation, available only through this course.

Course Requirements

While there are no prerequisites for this course, students should bring a laptop for use during the hands-on exercises, meeting the following specifications:

  • Intel-based system
  • 2.8GHz Intel i5 or better
  • 16GB RAM or more
  • Running OS X 10.11 Yosemite or later (Mac) or Windows 7 or later (PC)


For a limited time, BlackBag is offering the Digital Forensic Basics course for a special price of $495. Standard pricing after the promotional period will be $795.

*Note: Due to value of the course, wait lists are common. Priority will be given to Law Enforcement and existing BlackBag customers.

Set Descending Direction

8 Item(s)

  1. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - September 25-26, 2019 - Lorton, VA

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Lorton, VA - Sep 25, 2019

    LE only

  2. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - October 21-22, 2019 - Dartmouth, Nova Scotia

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia - Oct 21, 2019

    LE only

  3. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - October 28-29, 2019 - Plano, TX

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Plano, TX (Dallas) - Oct 28, 2019

  4. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - November 6-7 - Columbia, MD

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Columbia, MD - Nov 6, 2019

  5. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - December 3-4, 2019 - Cary, NC

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Cary, NC (Raleigh) - Dec 3, 2019

  6. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - December 9-10 - Hoover, AL

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Hoover, AL - Dec 9, 2019

    LE only

  7. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - December 17-18, 2019 - Ottawa, ON

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Ottawa, Ontario - Dec 17, 2019

  8. BFI - Basic Forensic Investigations - January 6-7, 2020 - Ashburn, VA

    Basic Forensic Investigations

    Ashburn, VA - Jan 6, 2020