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Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager (C-NFAM)

Self-Study Online Training

Cybersecurity Courses: Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager

The Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager training 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 16 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. 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.

NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework

The Certified Network Forensic Analysis Manager course is a component of the career progression track that supports the required Categories, Specialty Areas and Work Roles as defined by the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education (NICE) Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.  It provides a common language to speak about cyber roles and jobs and can be referenced to define professional requirements in cybersecurity.

COUNTERINTELLIGENCE FORENSICS ANALYST
(IN-FOR-001)

ALL SOURCE-COLLECTION MANAGER
(CO-CLO-001)

CYBER DEFENSE INCIDENT RESPONDER
(PR-CIR-001)

CYBER CRIME INVESTIGATOR
(IN-INV-001)

CYBER DEFENSE FORENSICS ANALYST
(IN-FOR-002)

EXPLOITATION ANALYST
(AN-EXP-001)

Course Outline and Learning Objectives

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  • Network Forensics vs. Digital Forensics
  • What Constitutes an Incident?
  • What is Incident Response?
  • The Incident Response Life Cycle
  • Concept of the Attack Life Cycle
  • 7 Stages of the Attack Life Cycle
  • Firewall Functionality and Logging
  • Stateful vs. Stateless Inspection
  • Host-, Network-, and Application-Based Firewalls
  • Network Switches and Routers
  • Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
  • Unified Threat Management
  • Enterprise Services
  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
  • Domain Name System (DNS)
  • Enterprise Management Applications
  • Antivirus Software
  • Web and Database Servers
  • Security Architecture Frameworks
  • Reference Security Architecture
  • The Secure Development Life Cycle
  • Architectural Design Documentation (ADD)
  • Architectural Domains: The Four Pillars
  • Zero Trust Networks
  • Common Security Incidents
  • Goals of Incident Response
  • Incident Response Team Considerations
  • Indicators of Compromise (IOC’s)
  • Analyzing Data Evidence
  • Tracking Investigative Information
  • Understanding Elements of Proof
  • Incident Scene Management
  • Chain of Custody
  • The Purpose of Investigations
  • Investigative Interview Strategies
  • Documenting Interviews
  • Defining the Network Forensic Mission
  • Internal Communication Procedures
  • External Communication Procedures
  • Forensic Team Deliverables
  • Building a Field Forensic System
  • Preparing the Infrastructure
  • General Process for Performing Analysis
  • Available Sources of Data
  • Outlining the Analysis Approach
  • Selection of Analysis Methods
  • Special Considerations for Artifacts
  • Evaluating Analysis Results
  • The Case for Network Monitoring
  • Types of Network Monitoring
  • Setting Up a Network Monitoring System
  • Network Surveillance
  • Network Sensor Deployment
  • Network Logging Challenges
  • Time Zones and Investigative Timelines
  • Collecting Initial Facts
  • Network and Incident Checklists
  • Malware Details 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
  • Windows System Overview
  • System and Event Logs
  • Windows Registry Evidence
  • Windows Services and Processes
  • Memory Forensics
  • Alternative Persistence Mechanisms
  • Investigating Applications Overview
  • Windows: Application Data Storage
  • General Investigative Methods
  • Investigating Web Browsers
  • Investigating E-Mail Clients
  • Investigating Instant Message Clients
  • 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

Course Training Materials

Exam Prep Guide

Course Workbook & Labs

Lab Images (if Applicable)

Practice Assessment Quizzes

40-Hour CPE Credit Certificate

Knowledge Assessment Examination

Knowledge Assessment Exam

Digital Badge CNFAM Exam

Upon completion of self-study courses, students will be prepared to sit for the knowledge assessment exam. The online examination will consist of True/False, Multiple Choice, and Fill in the Blank questions. The exam may be taken at any time within 6 months of purchasing the certification course.

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 be sent a hardcopy of their certification and their CPE credit documentation via email (PDF format) within 72-hours of the exam date.

The examination is “closed book.” However, students will be allowed to use their notes on material presented during the course as well as their Course Workbooks.

Additional Information

LANGUAGE
English

DURATION
Self-Paced

LABS
Yes

CPE CREDIT
40 Hours

COURSE FEE
$1,200

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