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Are Your Digital Forensics Teaching Tools Powerful Enough?

By Jamie Taralunga • Posted about 1 month ago


How long does it take to fill a digital forensics role with a qualified candidate?

As each year passes, there is a greater need to fill

If you are one of these educators, do you have the confidence that your current teaching tools help your students successfully fill this gap? Because right now, the students of today need to learn with the right tools to become the qualified candidates who are needed now.

So, let’s start with a review of your educational tools. Do they include a hands-on platform to teach digital forensic skills? For a hands-on industry, putting cyber readiness in the hands of learners should be literal. Therefore, you need a high-quality cyber range that

  • Replicates real-world scenarios
  • Aligns with your curriculum
  • Allows you to assess your students' skillsets

Extra bonus points if the cyber platform can minimally impact your time and save you money. 

Whether you have a cyber learning platform or are thinking about one,

Let’s take at one of these foundational scenarios to learn how it works.

Digital Forensics Battle Room 9

In Project Ares,


Cybersecurity Forensics Tools

Here, you’ll receive hands-on experience with the following professional cybersecurity forensics tools:


Battle Room 9 exposes you to several key forensic skills using


Learners will use

Registry Explorer

You’ll use

Project Ares Cyber Learning Catalog

Located on the

  • Overviews (with instructors)
  • Approaches: offensive vs. defensive
  • NICE Competencies

If you’re a current Project Ares customer, you are considered a “Trainer” and can access the trainer-only variant of, the


Digital Forensics Learning Outcomes

Successfully completing this scenario means you mastered the entry-level tasks of a

  • Identify, gather, preserve, extract, interpret, and present evidence
  • Crack passwords
  • Seize a device
  • Gain knowledge of forensics hardware and software applications

According to Nick Fritz, Project Ares Team Member,


Digital Forensic NICE Competencies

On top of achieving the above learning outcomes, Project Ares labs also align to established

For Battle Room 9, students will learn the following competencies:

  • Business Continuity
  • Computer Forensics
  • Data Management
  • Operating Systems
  • Risk Management
  • Threat Analysis

These learning outcomes and NICE competencies will empower your students to thoroughly demonstrate their in-demand digital forensics skills and transfer them to the professional world.

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