Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager

Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager

The Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager certification course was originally developed for the U.S. government, and has now been made available to city, county, and state law enforcement agencies.  Civilian personnel outside of the law enforcement community are also authorized to attend and will receive practical training for their business environments.

This comprehensive course brings incident response and network forensic core competencies to advanced levels by presenting students with 12 detailed learning objectives. Students will be provided with both experiential knowledge and practical skills that simulate real-world scenarios, investigations, and recovery of evidentiary data in systems and networks.  With a specific focus on the centralizing and investigating of logging systems and network devices, students will cover topics such as: Incident Response Management; Live Data Collection; Analysis Methodology; Malware Triage; and, practical lab exercises utilizing the Wireshark packet capturing tool for network investigations.

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

  • Network Forensics vs. Digital Forensics
  • What Constitutes an Incident?
  • The Incident Response Life Cycle
  • What is Incident Response?
  • Concept of the Attack Life Cycle
  • 7 Stages of the Attack Life Cycle
  • Common Security Incidents
  • Goals of Incident Response
  • Incident Response Team Considerations
  • Indicators of Compromise (IOC)
  • Analyzing Data Evidence
  • Tracking Investigative Information
  • Defining the Network Forensic Mission
  • Internal Communication Procedures
  • External Communication Procedures
  • Forensic Team Deliverables
  • Building a Field Forensic System
  • Preparing the Infrastructure
  • Time Zones and Investigative Timelines
  • Collecting Initial Facts
  • Network and Incident Checklists
  • Maintaining Case Notes
  • Building an Attack Timeline
  • Defining Leads of Value
  • Turning Leads into Indicators
  • The Life Cycle of Indicator Generation
  • Indicator Verification
  • Resolving Internal Leads
  • Reporting Findings to Law Enforcement
  • When to Perform a Live Response
  • Live Response Challenges
  • Selecting a Live Response Tool
  • Data Collection Considerations
  • Common Live Response Data
  • Collection Best Practices
  • The Case for Network Monitoring
  • Types of Network Monitoring
  • Setting Up a Network Monitoring System
  • Network Surveillance
  • Network Sensor Deployment
  • Network Logging Challenges
  • Enterprise Services
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Domain Name System
  • Enterprise Management Applications
  • Antivirus Software
  • Web Servers
  • General Process for Performing Analysis
  • Available Sources of Data
  • Outlining the Analysis Approach
  • Selection of Analysis Methods
  • Special Considerations for Artifacts
  • Evaluating Analysis Results
  • Malware Triage Concepts
  • Malware Handling Procedures
  • Malware Distribution and Documentation
  • Physical and Virtual Triage Environments
  • Automated, Manual, Static, and Dynamic Analysis
  • Malware Runtime Monitoring
  • Effective Incident Remediation
  • Assigning a Remediation Owner
  • Remediation Posturing Actions
  • Eradication Plan Development
  • Plan Timing and Execution
  • Strategic Recommendations and Lessons Learned
  • Virtual Machine Setup in Kali Linux
  • The Wireshark User Interface
  • Customizing Wireshark Settings
  • Applying Capture Filters
  • Applying Display Filters
  • Color Rules and Packet Export
  • Creating Tables and Graphs
  • File and Object Reassembly
  • Adding Comments to Trace Files
  • Command-Line Capture Tools

Certification Examination

CNFAM Exam Certification Document

Upon completion of this course, students will be prepared to sit for the Network Forensic Analysis Manager certification examination. A proctored examination will be offered at the conclusion of the final training day consisting of True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the Blank questions.

Students will have two hours to complete a computer-based examination consisting of 100 questions. A score of 70% or higher is required to earn the certification. Upon successful completion of the exam, students will receive a hardcopy of their certification and a proctor validation document from the course instructor. Students will also receive a 40-hour CPE Certificate regardless of their exam score.

The examination is “open book.” However, students will only be allowed to use reference materials and notes presented during the course. For information regarding Exam Certification and CPE Certificate documents, please email training@phase2advantage.com.

Ask About Our Training Discounts

Phase2 Advantage offers discounts to non-profit organizations, federal agencies, law enforcement personnel, and the military affiliate community. We also offer group discounts. Email training@phase2advantage.com to see if your organization qualifies for one or more of our discount programs.

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Additional Information

LANGUAGE

DURATION

LABS

CPE CREDIT

COURSE FEE

English

5 Days

Yes

40 CPE Credits

$3,500

Certification Exam and Daily Lunches Included in Course Fee.

The Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager course is a component of the career progression track that supports the following Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework:

Exploitation Analyst
(AN-EXP-001)

Cyber Crime Investigator
(IN-INV-001)

Law Enforcement / Counterintelligence Forensics Analyst
(IN-FOR-001)

All Source – Collection Manager
(CO-CLO-001)

Cyber Intel Planner
(CL-OPL-001)

Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
(IN-FOR-002)

Average Yearly Salary: