Course Curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction

    • Welcome to Windows Registry

    • Windows Registry

    • The Structure of Windows Registry

    • Check Your Knowledge

  • 02

    Extracting Hive Files

    • Extract Hives through Command Line - Live System

    • Extract Hives through Registry Editor - Live System

    • Extract Hives through FTK Imager - Live System

    • Extract Hives through FTK Imager - Disk Image

  • 03

    Registry Explorer

    • Registry Explorer

  • 04

    RegRipper

    • RegRipper

    • Using the RegRipper GUI

    • RegRipper Command Line Tool

  • 05

    Autoruns

    • Autoruns

    • Download and Live System Analysis

    • Saved Hive / Offline Analysis

  • 06

    Investigating Windows System Registry Artifacts

    • Investigating Windows Registry Hives: System Artifacts

    • Basic System Information

    • Basic System Information - Cont..

    • Check Your Knowledge

  • 07

    TimeZone

    • TimeZone

    • Check Your Knowledge

  • 08

    User Information

    • User Information

    • Security Identifier (SID)

    • Login Information

  • 09

    Internet Network Information

    • Internet Network Information

    • Check Your Knowledge

  • 10

    AppCompatCache or ShimCache

    • AppCompatCache or ShimCache

  • 11

    Other System Information

    • Other System Information

  • 12

    Malware

    • Malware

  • 13

    Exercises

    • Exercises

    • Solutions

  • 14

    Summary

    • Summary

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will learn the following:

  • Understand the structure and importance of the Windows Registry

  • The ability to extract system hives on a Windows machine

  • The ability to install and use forensic software to analyze system hives

  • Learning locations of various important forensic artifacts

Technical Requirements

For the hands-on labs in this course

  • Windows operating system (recommended Windows 10)

  • Internet connection

  • Installation of Registry Explorer/recmd

  • Installation of RegRipper

  • Installation of Autorun

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