Training Courses

 

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

 

Forensic Analysis and Authentication of Digital Images

September 21-24, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (MT) online live video meeting, with 1-2 hours of self-guided practice

Registration Deadline: September 8

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 Enhancement of Digital Audio

September 28 - October 1, 2020

12:00-3:00 pm (MT) online live video meeting

Registration Deadline: September 14

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.

 

Forensic Analysis and Authentication of Digital Audio

October 5-8, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (MT) online live video meeting, with 1-2 hours of self-guided practice

Registration Deadline: September 21

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. 


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.

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.


 

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

 

Advanced Forensic Audio Enhancement and Processing

December 1-4, 2020

12:00-3:00 pm (MT) online live video meeting

Registration Deadline: November 16

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.

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

 

REGISTER FOR ADVANCED FORENSIC AUDIO ENHANCEMENT TRAINING COURSE

 

This course will meet online.

Registration fee is $1,200.

In order to secure a spot in the 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.

Attendees who successfully complete the exam at the end of the 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.