DFIR Training & Certifications

Computer Forensics  –   Mobile Forensics   –   IoT Forensics

Digital Forensic Protection

Digital Forensic Training Courses

Paraben provides a variety of courses from the fundamental level to the more advanced levels. Each course is designed around lectures, labs, and testing to receive the certification that is included with the course. Some certifications are available without taking the course if other course equivalency can be provided. Students who are looking to enter digital forensics have a special Student option available with Paraben.

Student Packet & Certification

Paraben’s higher education student program allows for discounted licensing, training, and certification.  Vets are also eligible for this program.


  • 6-Month License of E3:Universal
  • 2-Online Operator Certifications
  • Full Access to Paraben Support Team

Complete the following form using your EDU email address. Please put a note if you would like to have the license done under a different email address. The EDU email address is required to enroll. More detail can be found here.

Computer Operator Course & Certification

The computer operator course is designed to get you started using the E3 Forensic Platform with computer-related evidence.

Course Details

  • Online Course
  • 4 hours
  • Includes lectures and lab
  • P2CO certification included
Course Outline

P2CO Course Outline



  • Getting Started
  • Course Overview
  • Machine Requirements
  • E3 Software Installation


  • E3 Licensing Overview
  • E3 Internet Licensing
  • E3 Direct Machine Licensing
  • E3 Dongle Licensing


  • E3 Interface Overview
  • E3:P2C Interface
  • E3:P2C Interface – Tabs
  • E3:P2C Interface – Menus


  • Adding a Physical Drive
  • Adding a Hard Drive Image
  • Adding an Email Archive
  • Adding Internet Browser Data


  • Triage Overview


  • Registry Overview


  • Batch Exporting
  • Content Analysis
  • Email Processing & Deduplication


  • Forensic Containers Overview


  • Sorting Data
  • Sorted Search
  • Advanced Searching


  • Using Bookmarks


  • Generating Reports


  • Take the P2CO Exam
Mobile Operator Course & Certification

The mobile operator course is designed to get you started using the E3 Forensic Platform with mobile-related evidence.

Course Details

  • Online Course
  • 4 hours
  • Includes lectures and lab
  • DSMO certification included
Course Outline

DSMO Course Outline



  • Items to consider in the online system
  • Course Overview
  • E3:DS Overview


  • Installation Overview
  • Machine Requirements
  • Installation
  • Windows Patches & Hotfixes
  • Driver & Bootloader Installation


  • Licensing Overview
  • Licensing Options
  • Internet License
  • Direct Machine license
  • Dongle


  • E3:DS Interface Overview
  • Layout
  • Tabs
  • Menus


  • Cases & Adding Evidence Overview
  • Creating & Loading Cases
  • Adding Evidence


  • Acquisition Overview
  • Acquiring a Feature Phone Physically
  • Feature Phone Full Logical Acquisition
  • Feature Phone Custom Logical Acquisition
  • iOS Logical Acquisition
  • iOS Physical Acquisition
  • Android Logical Acquisition
  • Android Physical Acquisition


  • Backups Overview
  • iOS Backups
  • Other Backup Options


  • Data Review Overview
  • Sorting Data
  • Nodes & Non-Parsed Data
  • App List & SQLite Data


  • Cloud Data Overview
  • Authentication Data
  • Importing Cloud Data


  • Searching Files Overview
  • Sorted File Search
  • Keyword & Advanced Searching


  • Bookmarking & Reporting Overview
  • Bookmarking
  • Reporting


  • Additional Features Overview
  • Exporting
  • Additional Features


  • Take the DSMO Exam 
E3 Fundamental Fast Track

The E3 Fundamental Fast Track course will give attendees everything they need to be proficient in forensic examinations using E3 through a variety of different common evidence types. Students attending the E3 Fundamental Fast Track should already be trained in the basics of computer forensics. This course will focus on utilizing E3:Universal or E3:P2C in your examinations and will not cover the fundamentals of digital forensics.

  • Course cost is $595.00
  • The course is only offered online.
  • The course is offered in English only.
  • Discounts available on the software used in class
Course Details

This 8-hour course is designed to cover computer forensics and email analysis using Paraben’s Electronic Evidence Examiner-E3. Students taking this course are recommended to have completed the introductory E3 video course that came with their purchase of Paraben’s tools.

Once the course is completed the students will be able to:

  • Perform a comprehensive forensic analysis using E3
  • Perform a data triage collection and analysis using DP2C and E3
  • Analyze, filter, export, and report on local email as well as network email stores
  • Perform forensic acquisitions using DP2C
  • Create forensic containers for case data minimization, storage, & sharing
  • Analyze memory dumps
  • Analyze internet files
  • Analyze chat log data
  • Analyze a variety of file systems

Course Outline

Digital Forensic Fundamentals

Paraben’s Digital Forensic Fundamentals course is designed to get you started in the field of digital forensics. The fundamental how-to knowledge acts as a foundation for what you need as you pursue this area of digital forensics.

This course will show you the best practices for collecting and investigating a variety of different digital items. Students will learn about the chain of custody and the foundational details of the field of digital forensics.


  • Course cost is $595.00
  • The course is only offered online.
  • The course is offered in English only.
  • Discounts available on the software used in class
Course Details

This course focuses on both lecture and demonstration learning so it encompasses all types of examiners.

This is an excellent course to get you the fundamentals for the field of digital forensics.

This course is taught online through the Paraben Training Academy.

The course includes certification as Certified Computer Examiner once the course and test are completed.

Course Outline

Mobile Fast Track


Paraben’s Mobile Fast Track Course has been created with a specific focus on what you need to be successful when dealing with smartphones in your investigation. This course goes through acquisition and analysis techniques. Learn more than just how to use a tool to learn all the analysis for all types of smartphones. Review of both Android and iOS devices and how these devices work as well as structured. Acquisition and analysis of these popular devices is the focus of the Mobile Fast Track course. This course will be taught with a combination of recorded lectures and Labs.

Domestic students will receive special acquisition packs with devices sent to each student. If you select this course on specific dates the course instructor will be available to chat as needed during the 8 AM to 5 PM course allotment.  This course is filled with 3-Days of 8 hours of content so be prepared to step into the world of smartphone forensics.

“I recently completed another MOBILE FAST TRACK certification (recertification for me). I have been a full-time forensic examiner for most of ten years. I have attended many certification training courses, however, there are not many certification training that is at the level of PARABEN. I absolutely cannot say enough about AMBER SCHROADER. PARABEN FOUNDER. I have been in the criminal investigation side of forensics and investigation lead development for some 45 years and without reservation, I can say that AMBER has developed a company of incredibly high technical professionals with knowledge beyond many of those peers in this profession. I would recommend her training to anyone who truly wants to learn not just for self-improvement, rather, to glean knowledge few others offer.”

-James Bogers, Private Investigations LLC

Course Objectives
  • Acquire a variety of smartphone devices from legacy to current to include:
  • Learn how to process devices using chip bypass methods
  • Walkthrough mobile device file systems and identify data
  • Complete comprehensive data analysis on data associated with the above devices as well as a large variety of other devices
  • Practice proper analysis techniques for data associated with popular apps
  • This course includes a written examination that will determine certification as well as the ability to complete in-class labs. All certification examinations must be passed at 80%
Course Details
  • Course cost is $1,595.00
  • This course is offered as a recorded lecture and lab exercises.
    • Check for the date options for the course time options if you want to have a live instructor available to chat during class times.
  • Courses are taught based on the Eastern Time Zone.
  • Enrollment is limited per class
  • Multi-student discounts are available
  • Discounts available on the software used in class

Course Outline

Course Details & Dates

Join us for this 3-day training course online. The Mobile Fast Track course goes into acquisitions, analysis, and the details in-between that can provide you key evidence in your forensic investigation.

  • All course times are 9 AM to 5 PM Eastern Time unless otherwise noted.
  • Students will need to have their own machine connected to the internet during class.
  • The E3 Forensic Platform must be installed and licensed.
  • Licenses are offered to students at no additional cost to be used during their course.
  • The course instructor is available for questions during class time on designated course dates

U.S. Domestic Classes
All acquisition devices, materials, software, labs, etc. are provided prior to class and shipped to each student. Return shipping labels are provided to return acquisition devices after class is completed.
Devices that are not returned will be charged to the student. Each student receives $1,000 U.S. in acquisition devices that are required to be shipped back.

International Students
All materials will be provided via links to download to the local machine. No acquisition devices will be shipped due to restrictions on equipment shipments. All labs will be focused on Analysis only. Acquisition lab time can be set up with one-on-one time with an instructor virtually.

Open Enrollment

By selecting an open enrollment option you will receive the training equipment for 7-days to complete the course. There will be no live instructor for you to interact with during the course, but you can still email the instructor during the class. 


November 16-18 (Tues-Thurs)

If you select this course on specific dates the course instructor will be available to chat and work with you online as needed during the 9 AM to 5 PM course allotment.


December 7-9 (Tues-Thurs)

If you select this course on specific dates the course instructor will be available to chat and work with you online as needed during the 9 AM to 5 PM course allotment.


Online Training

Don’t Miss Out on DFIR Training

Paraben offers a variety of options for online training. From our free training videos offered via the ParabenForensics YouTube channel and the content available by enrolling in the Paraben Training Academy. You can get all that you need in the comfort of any location and at any time.

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Paraben offers solutions for all the technology zones that you face in the growing and expanding world of digital forensics and cyber.




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