First, a little background…I’m an entry-level Incident Response Analyst trying to learn all things DFIR on a limited budget. I created the free training page to try to help others who were in the same boat. After seeing some comments and questions about it, I realized that just having a long list of training wasn’t all that helpful to complete beginners to IT who were interested in the Digital Forensics & Incident Response field.
I went through almost every item to try to determine what was good for beginners, if I could recommend any prerequisites, and which training categories to start with.
I built out a freetraining.dfirdiva.com subdomain that includes four categories for complete beginners to start with (General Cybersecurity/IT, Networking, Linux, and Programming & Scripting). This is based on what I wish I would have learned before starting in DFIR.
The categories can be filtered by whether or not there’s a hands-on component, if it’s good for beginners to that category, and if there’s some kind of proof of completion like a certificate or digital badge.
But wait, there’s more….
I also built out a second subdomain at affordable-training.dfirdiva.com. This is only focused on DFIR related training (for now) and geared toward other entry-level analysts. I might add other categories to it later. All training on that site is under $1,000 and sorted by default from the lowest price.
Those who subscribe to my free training updates know that I frequently add free training. Now I’ll be updating both.
I hope this helps!
It is not all free,since you talk of 1,000 US dollar. Tell me other hidden conditions before I stick my neck.Like,will a personal laptop computer necessary, or compulsory? WiFi? All these gulp a lot of money.Any body who thought its all free and stick their neck finally got frustrated. So,tell me now all it takes,money wise,before I stick my neck.Thank you.
There are two separate websites. The free training website at https://freetraining.dfirdiva.com/ lists only free training. All of the training is online so you’ll have to be able to access the internet. The courses themselves are free. There are direct links to the courses where you can see exactly what is required. Since these are IT/Cybersecurity courses, a computer is needed for a lot of them. There is a separate website for training under $1,000.
Thanks for sharing these resources! I saw the comment Moses Moses Olu. AYANTOLA. December 4, 2020 at 1:51 am (stick their neck finally got frustrated) was talking about $1000 US dollars for training? I am puzzled because it is FREE!!! You just have to be resourceful and look for these trainings on your own too Moses! I mean DFIR DIVA listed all of these FREE what else can a person ask for? It’s up to the person seeking knowledge (student) to learn how to be resourceful ask around if you can to find someone who can give you an OLD laptop/computer! You can even barter or check out e-waste facilities they often will give you a discount on gear. I know nothing is really FREE, but you can’t ask for someone to for FREE internet too. Let’s not be ridiculous people! Thanks! DFIR DIVA for being so kind and thoughtful your list it has brought me over more than $10000 US + more in IT/Cybersecurity courses trainings for FREE! Just like that I truly appreciate you!!!!! Keep rockin!!!
Thank you KT! 🙂
DFIR Diva, I have been around a long time. The free and no cost tools and training you pulled together for those learning is wonderful and needed.
Thank you Charlene!