Training Courses

The National Center for Media Forensics at the University of Colorado Denver is pleased to offer the following training courses:

 

Forensic Analysis and Authentication of Digital Images

September 20-22, 2021

 

10:00 am – 2:30 pm (MT) online live video meeting, with 1-2 hours each day of self-guided practice

Registration Deadline: September 6

Students explore authentication of digital images with regard to evidence admissibility and counterfeit detection. EXIF data analysis, recompression analysis, PRNU, and more will be discussed. Students are strongly encouraged to bring images from their own cases as well as their own digital cameras.

 

Forensic Analysis and Authentication of Digital Audio

September 27-29, 2021

 

10:00 am – 2:30 pm (MT) online live video meeting, with 1-2 hours each day of self-guided practice

Registration Deadline: September 13

Students explore techniques to address challenges in the authentication of digital audio with regard to evidence admissibility and counterfeit detection. Digital data analysis, compression level analysis, and ENF collection and comparison will be discussed.

 

Forensic Analysis and Enhancement of Digital Audio

October 4-7, 2021

12:00-3:00 pm (MT) online live video meeting, with 1-2 hours each day of self-guided practice

Registration Deadline: September 20

This course covers practical fundamentals in digital audio theory, forensic audio handling, and enhancement. Specifically, hands-on practice will include: digital evidence tools that can aid in the recovery of digital audio, spectral tools for forensic analysis including the FFT spectrum and spectrogram, and specific filters for noise reduction and stereo source separation. Students will create their own recordings for group problem solving and discussion.

 

 

Advanced Forensic Audio Enhancement and Processing

December 6-9, 2021

12:00-3:00 pm (MT) online live video meeting, with 1-2 hours each day of self-guided practice

Registration Deadline: November 22

This course builds on knowledge and skills gained in the longstanding Forensic Analysis and Enhancement of Digital Audio course, by exploring deeply the processing of digital multimedia and advanced techniques for enhancing recorded audio through filtering, noise reduction, and cross-channel adaptive filtering. Additional time will be spent on working with audio files from video and batch processing with free command line utilities such as FFmpeg

* Previous completion of the Forensic Analysis and Enhancement of Digital Audio course is required.

 

 

REGISTER FOR NCMF TRAINING COURSES

 


 


 

All courses will meet online.

Registration fee for each course is $1,200.

In order to secure a spot in a course, payment must be made in full. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

*Please note that some of the methods and software discussed and presented may only be available to law enforcement agencies.

Previous experience/formal training with digital evidence is recommended for the courses in Digital Image and Audio Authentication.

Computer needs to participate include:

  • High-speed, stable internet connection.
  • Access to Zoom video conferencing software.
  • Computer microphone to interact with instructor (video is optional).
  • Completion of CU Denver access steps including: sponsored user request; account claiming; multi-factor authentication via Duo Security; and remote desktop access. Instructions to complete each access step provided after registration.
  • Optional: Multiple screens to more easily manage the Zoom session and hands-on remote computer work concurrently.

Attendees who successfully complete the exam at the end of each course will receive an electronic letter and certificate of completion of the training. NCMF certificates do not constitute professional certification as a forensic expert.

Email ncmf@ucdenver.edu with any questions.