Computer Forensics: Real World

The IACIS Computer Forensics: Real World (Formerly Applied Computer Forensics (ACF)) course is a 36-hour course of instruction taking students through a realistic case scenario built on the Windows 10 & 11 Operating Systems. This class uses the latest versions of the major and emerging forensic tools on the market to look at different artifacts and lets you determine the strengths and weaknesses of each tool.  The class is led by users of the tools (rather than vendor trainers) and examines a real-world type case, giving students the opportunity to evaluate the software in a unique, open, and honest environment.

This class is ideal for digital forensic examiners who are looking for a new tool or tools to add to their toolbox. It also gives you a refresher on artifacts and how they may have changed since doing your BCFE and provides you an environment to swap war stories with others in the field on how using these tools has helped solve real-life cases.

Here’s what previous students have said about the course:

  • ‘Great course! Help me get exposure to the different tools, and the current tool state’
  • ‘I enjoyed the class and feel the most relevant artifacts were focused on’
  • ‘Was a great class; it was exactly what I expected, and was nice to get keyboard time with a variety of tools’
  • ‘Great team of instructors. Very enjoyable class. Networking, class participation, and dialog with peers was very beneficial’
  • ‘Great Class – Great Instructors – would definitely recommend this class to any forensic examiner – who is always looking to continue to learn and improve’

This class is the ideal next step for those who have just completed their CFCE and those working in small digital forensic labs.

WHEN:  May 5 – 9, 2025

COST: $2,695.00 US Dollars

EQUIPMENT: Classroom laptops will be given to the students to take home and keep.



REGISTRATION: 2025 Course Registration will open in August 2024.

Existing IACIS members, simply log in with your credentials and go to the Products page to purchase and register for the course.

For non-IACIS members, the membership fee is waived with the purchase of the training course; however, to register for the course, you must complete a membership application at the time of purchase. Purchase the training course HERE.

****Payment MUST BE RECEIVED at least 45 days prior to the first day of class. Any payment arrangements other than payment through the website or payment via invoice must be approved by the IACIS Treasurer prior to admittance into the course. Please contact the treasurer for questions and approval (

Cancellations within 45 days from the start of class to 31 days from the start of class will be subject to a $150 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds within 30 days from the start of class.****

* On-Site Check-in Times (student pickup of equipment, ID card, IACIS info) are:

             Sunday, May 4, 2025: 1800 – 2000

             Monday, May 5, 2025: 0700 – 0800

* Please make arrangements to arrive in time to check-in so that you may be in class promptly on the first day.


Please read the following notes regarding this class:

  1. Classes begin at 8:00 AM ET and conclude at 5:00 PM ET each day, with a one-hour lunch break. Classes will end at 4:00 PM ET on the last day of class. Please do not arrange for departing flights prior to 7:00 PM ET to allow time for travel to the airport and any security clearances.
  2. The dress code for the conference is business casual (collared shirts and slacks). The wearing of shorts, flip-flops, tank tops, etc., is not allowed in the classroom. Personal computers are not permitted in the classroom. Students are required to attend all classes to successfully complete the program. Students who fail to meet the attendance requirements will not be issued a certificate at the conclusion of the program.

HOTEL BOOKING: Hotel booking will open once classes have been opened for registration.

The course will be taught at the Caribe Royale Hotel, 8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821 (USA).  This hotel is 16 miles from the Orlando International Airport; it has a large pool and spacious workout facility and is close to Disney World and Universal Studios.

Book via the Caribe Royale Hotel site here. Hotel booking will open once classes have been opened for registration. If you choose to stay at a different hotel and commute to the conference, you may be subject to parking fees per conference center policy.

Or book via phone by calling the following numbers:

Reservations Toll-Free: 1-800-823-8300/1-888-258-7501 or the local number 407-238-8000.

CANCELLATION INFO: If IACIS is unable to hold the Orlando training event, then all students who have registered and paid will have the option of a full refund or a reserved seat at next year’s training event.  IACIS is not responsible for any outside expenses (e.g., travel and accommodation) in the event of the training event being canceled. Anyone who paid for training will receive complimentary membership through the year that his/her training takes place.