Course Introduction

Certificate Course in Digital Forensics

  • Course Outline
  • Curriculum
  • FAQ
  • Case Studies
  • Reviews

The Accredited Certificate Course in Digital Forensics by Sherlock Institute of Forensic Science (SIFS India) in collaboration with colleges and universities is designed for individuals seeking to specialize in the art and science of digital investigation in an era dominated by technology.

This course is perfect for individuals from different educational and professional backgrounds. Whether you are a cyber security professional, a law enforcement officer involved in cyber crime cases, or an IT professional interested in expanding their skill set.

In this course, you will learn about the importance of digital forensics in modern investigations, historical development, legal procedures and expert testimony, techniques for collecting and preserving digital evidence, chain of custody, challenges in evidence handling, mobile device forensics, recovering deleted files, investigating network-based cyber crimes, analyzing network traffic and logs, tracing malicious activities on a network, and real-life case studies.

Course Benefits:

Expertise in Digital Investigations: You will gain digital forensics knowledge to conduct thorough investigations and uncover digital evidence crucial for legal proceedings.

Career Enhancement Opportunities: This course will open doors to high-demand careers in cyber security, law enforcement, and private investigation and help you work as a digital forensic analyst and cyber crime investigator.

Practical Hands-On Experience: You will learn to identify, analyze, and mitigate cyber threats through practical exercises, quizzes, assignments, and real-world case studies, enhancing your ability to secure digital assets.

Credible Certification: You will receive a certification from SIFS India, a distinguished institute in forensic science education, and university, validating your expertise in digital forensics and boosting your professional credibility.

Networking Opportunities: Connect with professionals and experts in the field of digital forensics, expand your network, and stay informed about the latest trends and developments in the cyber investigation domain.

Enroll now to gain the knowledge and skills needed to safeguard the digital landscape and contribute to the advancement of justice in the world of cyber security.

  • Curriculum


    In this module, you will learn about collecting, preserving, and examining digital evidence, an overview of the tools and software utilized in cyber forensics, the process of searching and seizing computers in a forensic context, digital data and its various types, and the challenges and methodologies associated with collecting digital evidence from electronic crime scenes.


    This module focuses on the computer crime investigation process, methods for conducting computer forensic investigations, closed-circuit television (CCTV) analysis, file recovery in Windows, MAC, and Linux operating systems, which includes the identification of creation dates, last accessed dates, and deleted sub-directories; recovery of deleted partitions; and tools needed for list partition recovery.


    This module introduces you to the field of audio and video analysis, examination techniques for audio and video recordings, a foundational understanding of the hexadecimal system and its relevance in cyber forensics, the use of hash values, speaker identification methodologies, and various forensic investigation case studies involving multimedia data as evidence.


    In this module, you will learn about the basics of image forensics, the examination and analysis of digital images, various photograph formats, an understanding of the technical aspects that define different image types, image processing principles, image manipulation and analysis techniques, and examining and interpreting digital images in forensic investigations.


    This module covers an understanding of IT laws, their significance within a forensic context, ethical considerations that forensic expert witnesses must adhere to, laws related to the acceptance of forensic findings in court, the process of submitting forensic reports in court, and procedures for court hearings.


    In this module, you will be introduced to encase forensics, a prominent digital forensic tool, an understanding of its organization and structure for effective forensic analysis, the addition and acquisition of devices within the encase platform, techniques used in scrutinizing digital evidence, the mechanisms of network forensics to investigate network vulnerabilities, and the identification of malicious software.


    In this module, you will gain an in-depth understanding of the email system, including both clients and servers, along with the structure and transmission of messages, the importance of electronic records management in handling email communications, various types of email crimes, tools and techniques for email investigation, and the legal aspects of email communication.


    This module will equip you with knowledge about the hardware and software characteristics specific to mobile devices, unique challenges associated with mobile forensics, complexities in extracting and analyzing data from mobile devices, steps involved in securing and examining evidence from mobile devices, various mobile forensic hardware and software tools, and ways to handle digital evidence from mobile devices.

  • What is the procedure of enrollment in the course?

    Click the "Register for Course" button on the right side of the screen to begin the enrollment process.

  • Who is eligible to enroll in the certificate course?

    Students who have passed their 12th grade are eligible to pursue this certificate course. 

  • What is the objective of the digital forensics course? And what can I learn during it?

    The objective of digital forensics is to train individuals in the field of digital forensics. Students will learn various aspects of digital forensics, including techniques for investigating cybercrimes and analyzing digital evidence. To know more, you can see the complete syllabus under the “Curriculum” tab. 

  • After completing the payment process, how will I get confirmation?

    After the payment is confirmed, an email with your portal credentials and an Admission Confirmation will be sent to the address you registered with.

  • How do I login to the portal for my certificate course?

    To login, visit the portal at the given link: and enter your login credentials, i.e., your username and password are shared via email.

  • What kind of support is available to students during the digital forensics certificate course?

    Students have access to instructors, online resources, and support services to assist them throughout  the duration of the course. 

  • Will I receive any certificate after completing the certificate course?

    Yes, upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a certificate, which can be a valuable addition to your resume and may enhance your career prospects in the field.

  • Can this certificate be used to advance in a current career?

    Yes, a certificate in digital forensics can enhance your skills and knowledge in this field and may lead to opportunities for career advancement or specialization.

  • What are the key skills required to work in the field of digital forensics?

    Key skills required to work in the field of digital forensics include knowledge of computer networks, data recovery techniques, programming languages, and legal procedures. 

  • Where to contact in case of any queries or technical support?

    Write to us at, call: +91-1147074263, or WhatsApp: +91-7303913002.

Parliament Attack Case

The Bureau of Police Research and Development in Hyderabad is known to handle numerous cyber crime-related cases, the most prominent being the attack on Parliament.

The laptop was seized from the two terrorists who were gunned down on December 13, 2001, when Parliament was under siege.

The information from this laptop was retrieved and analyzed. First, it was sent to experts in Delhi. However, they failed to retrieve much content from the information, and thereafter, it was sent to the Computer Forensics Division of BPRD.

Several pieces of evidence were recovered from the laptop, including the motive behind the attack, a sticker of the Ministry of Home developed using software and pasted on their ambassador car in order to gain entry into Parliament House, and a fake ID card bearing the Government of India emblem and seal.

Initially, the seal bearing the residential address of Jammu and Kashmir appeared to be genuine. However, after carefully examining it along with the emblems (of the three lions), it was found to be forged and created on a laptop.

Andhra Pradesh Tax Fraud Case

A famous businessman and owner of a plastics firm from Andhra Pradesh was arrested by the officials after they seized his computers and got hold of his dubious tactics.

The officials of the Vigilance Department recovered Rs 22 crore from his house and asked him to submit complete details of the recovered cash within 10 days.

Around 6,000 vouchers were submitted by the accused to prove his innocence and the genuineness of his business activities. With this evidence, he might have escaped punishment.

But after careful examination of vouchers and information retrieved from his computers, it was clear that all of them were created after raids were conducted.

Also, it was found that the accused ran five different businesses under one company and manipulated sales records by using fake computer-generated vouchers to save tax.

Rahul Joshi


This certificate course is a game-changer. The section on Computer Crime Investigation and Data Recovery was a masterstroke for me. It equipped me with practical knowledge, I didn't know I needed.  

Deepika Iyer


The Audio and Video Analysis was a fascinating dive into multimedia forensics. The laws and ethics segment ensured I'm not just skilled but ethical. Overall, the course is a holistic package for those who wish to delve deeper into digital forensics. 

Abhishek Sharma


Loved the course!! The image forensics was a captivating puzzle-solving experience and the Laws and Ethics segment was an eye-opener, emphasizing the responsibility that comes with digital investigation skills.  Would surely recommend it to others as well.

Sneha Kapoor


Excited to pursue further courses with SIFS! Well-organized course curriculum, great educators. Simply a digital delight to experience.

Arnav Malhotra


The course opens future possibilities for learning and gaining information for all learners. The course touches upon all aspects of digital utility such as email, social media, mobile etc and provides a forensic perspective to it which makes this course a must-do!



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