DFE – Digital Forensics Essentials

DFE – Digital Forensics Essentials

North American College is a proud academic partner of The Ec-Council to offer The Essentials Series Cybersecurity Micro-Credential courses.







EC-Council is the leading IT and e-Business certification awarding body and the creator of the world famous Certified Ethical Hacker (#CEH), Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator (CHFI) and Certified Penetration Testing Professional (CPENT)/ Licensed Penetration Tester (Master). EC-Council has trained over 80,000 individuals and certified more than 30,000 security professionals from such fine organizations as the US Army, the FBI, Microsoft, IBM and the United Nations. EC-Council’s certifications are recognized worldwide and have received endorsements from various government agencies including: – the US Federal Government via the GI Bill, – National Security Agency (NSA) and the Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS).

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What Is Digital Forensics Essentials?

EC-Council’s Digital Forensics Essentials or D|FE certification is part of the Essentials Series and offers foundational learning on digital forensics and investigation phases. D|FE modules are mapped to industry skills and are designed to prepare students for entry-level cybersecurity roles. It recognizes the competency and expertise in digital forensics and information security skills, equipping candidates to bring value to their workplace and organization.

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The course is developed for those interested in learning the fundamentals of computer forensics who aspire to pursue a career in computer forensics, or digital forensics. It equips students with the skills required to identify an intruder’s footprints in the aftermath of the cybercrime & assemble digital evidence necessary for prosecution in a court of law.

The Essentials Series is EC-Council’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) series to promote essential cybersecurity skills. The courseware comes with a free eBook, lab tutorials, video lectures with optional upgrades to lab access, an exam certificate, and more.

Course Dates: Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14th, 2024, 10-6 pm ET

In Person Training in downtown Toronto or Online Virtual Training offered.


  1. Computer Forensics Fundamentals
  2. Computer Forensics Investigation Process
  3. Understanding Hard Disks and File Systems
  4. Data Acquisition and Duplication
  5. Defeating Anti-Forensics Techniques
  6. Windows Forensics
  7. Linux and Mac Forensics
  8. Network Forensics
  9. Investigating Web Attacks
  10. Dark Web Forensics
  11. Investigating Email Crimes
  12. Malware Forensics

Career Opportunities

  • Cybersecurity Technician
  • Desktop Support Technician
  • Help Desk Technician
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Cyber Crime Analyst
  • Cybersecurity Specialists
  • IT Support Specialists
  • Network Administrator
  • Incident & Intrusion Analyst
  • IT Security Specialist
  • Networking Technical Specialist
  • Cyber Forensic Specialist
  • Intelligence Operations Specialist
  • Cyber Operations Technician

Admission Requirements

EC-Council’s entry level Essentials Series courses do not have any prerequisites and were developed to help kickstart your career in cybersecurity.

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Why Cybersecurity?

  • 1 in 6 cybersecurity roles in Canada remains unfilled.
  • Canada needs 25,000 more cybersecurity professionals to meet current demand.
  • Despite high salaries, the gap in qualified cybersecurity professionals persists.
  • Secure a future in an industry where demand outpaces supply.
  • Empower yourself in a field where your skills are in critical demand.

Who is This For?

  • Professionals
  • Graduates
  • High School Students
  • IT Professionals looking to upskill
  • Anyone seeking job security in a growing industry

What’s Included?

The in-person course package includes the following:

  • Industry Expert Teachers
  • Course Materials
  • Hands-On Labs
  • Exam Voucher
  • Case Studies
  • Facilitator Coaching
  • Meals (provided during the weekend training)


$ 1000.00 CAD

Exam Information

  • EXAM TITLE: Digital Forensic Essentials
  • (D|FE) EXAM LENGTH: 2 Hours
  • PLATFORM: ECC Exam Center

Essentials Series Course Dates & Times

  • Ethical Hacking Essentials – Saturday, March 30th & Sunday, March 31st, 2024, 10-6 pm ET
  • Digital Forensics Essentials – Saturday, April 13 & Sunday, April 14th, 2024, 10-6 pm ET
  • Network Defense Essentials – Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th, 2024, 10-6 pm ET

Course Delivery

In person – Saturday & Sunday 10 am – 6 pm and online virtual training option

In Person Training Location

In Person: 730 Yonge Street (& Bloor Avenue), Suite 207, Toronto, Ontario M4Y 2B7

Conveniently located in downtown Toronto, accessible by public transport.

Virtual Training

Meeting link details to follow registration

Instructor Highlights

Our industry-leading instructors who bring practical experience and insight to the classroom.

Farooq Wahab Naiyer

Farooq Naiyer brings over two decades of expertise in cybersecurity, privacy, and technology compliance to NACIT. As the former global lead for technology and cyber assurance at Munich Re and former CISO for ORION, Farooq has a distinguished track record in both academia and industry. Honored with awards like the CSO Compass Award and the EC Council Presidential Award, he has significantly contributed to cybersecurity education and standards in Canada. Farooq is an influential figure, serving on various boards and advisory committees, committed to fostering the next generation of cybersecurity professionals.

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