Digital Forensics Analyst

Build the skills a successful digital forensics analyst needs with our library of role-based courses and learning paths. Learn how to collect, analyze and interpret digital evidence to reconstruct potential criminal events and aid in preventing unauthorized actions from threat actors.



What does a digital forensics analyst do?

Digital forensic analysts help recover data like documents, photos and emails from a computer or mobile device hard drives and other data storage devices, such as zip folders and flash drives, that have been deleted, damaged or otherwise manipulated. They carefully follow the chain of custody rules for digital evidence and provide evidence in acceptable formats for legal proceedings.


Digital forensics analyst career paths

Domain knowledge

  • Digital forensics
  • Computer security
  • Attacks and exploits
  • Penetration testing
  • Reporting and communication

Related job titles

  • Incident handler
  • Incident responder
  • Incident response analyst
  • Incident response engineer
  • Incident response coordinator
  • Intrusion analyst
  • Computer network defense incident responder
  • Computer security incident response team engineer

Associated NICE Work Roles

All Infosec training maps directly to the NICE Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity to guide you from beginner to expert across 52 Work Roles.

  • Cyber Defense Forensics Analyst
  • Cyber Crime Investigator
  • Cyber Defense Incident Responder

Training Material

Suggested courses for digital forensics analysts

Network Traffic Analysis for Incident Response

Learn about network traffic analysis tools and techniques and the valuable data that can be extracted from your network traffic.

Computer Forensics

The Computer Forensics skill path teaches you critical techniques about identifying, preserving, extracting, analyzing and reporting forensic evidence through use of the most popular computer forensic tools.

CompTIA PenTest+

The CompTIA PenTest+ certification path teaches you how to successfully plan, carry out and report the results of a penetration test. You'll learn the process behind penetration testing, tools and techniques used by pentesters, legal and compliance issues and more.

CertNexus CyberSec First Responder

This learning path is designed to assist students in preparing for the CertNexus CyberSec First Responder (Exam CFR-310) certification examination. It provides a comprehensive methodology for individuals responsible for defending the cybersecurity of their organization.

Incident Response

The Incident Response Learning Path will give students the understanding of how incidents are responded to at a high level, as well as allow them to build important technical skills through the hands-on labs and projects.

Reverse Engineering

Reverse engineering has a foundation in all aspects in cybersecurity and is an essential skill for defending networks. The Reverse Engineering skill path will enable you to identify malware types, characteristics and behaviors. You will be able to detect, analyze and mitigate malware from any network.

Mobile Forensics

The Mobile Forensics skill path teaches you critical techniques about identifying, preserving, extracting, analyzing and reporting forensic evidence found on mobile devices, including Android, iOS, Windows Phone and Feature Phone.

Advanced Cybersecurity Concepts

The Advanced Cybersecurity Concepts skill path goes beyond the topics covered in entry-level security courses. You'll learn about reverse engineering malware, ethical hacking, Web application penetration testing and popular security frameworks.

Plans & pricing

  • Infosec Skills Personal

    • 190+ role-guided learning paths (e.g., Ethical Hacking, Threat Hunting)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, Security+)
    • Skill assessments
    • Infosec peer community support
  • Infosec Skills Teams

    $799 per license / year

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    • Dedicated client success manager
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    • Integrations via API
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    • 190+ role-guided learning paths and assessments (e.g., Incident Response)
    • 100s of hands-on labs in cloud-hosted cyber ranges
    • Create and assign custom learning paths
    • Custom certification practice exams (e.g., CISSP, CISA)
    • Optional upgrade: Guarantee team certification with live boot camps

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