RCA: RAM Capture and Analysis

This course is designed for the law enforcement professional that needs to leverage volatile memory to find evidence that does not exist on disk. The class will progress just like an investigation. It begins with students building a device that will be used to access a locked Windows system. Students will use tools to dump RAM on locked computers and learn additional skills to bypass login screens on Windows, Linux and Mac OS systems using older and newer open source techniques. The course will introduce how the Kernel and address translation works. The students will learn about other sources of memory such as page, hibernation, and dump files. Then the students will spend day two learning different techniques to capture RAM on Windows, Mac, Linux systems. The students will learn about advanced topics such as RAM on virtual machines and capturing RAM over a network. On day three the students will begin using open source tools to analyse memory. Upon completion of the course they will be comfortable using command line tools for RAM analysis even if this is their first time in a terminal. Day four will focus on password cracking. Students will learn techniques to use open source tools find the passwords for encrypted containers. On Day 5 the students will learn additional techniques to break into encrypted partitions.

WHEN:  April 22 – 26, 2024

COST: $2,495.00 US Dollars

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


Existing IACIS members: Log in with your credentials and go to the Products page to purchase and register for the course.

Non-IACIS members: 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 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 (treasurer@iacis.com)

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, April 21 2024: 1800 – 2100

             Monday, April 22, 2024: 0700 – 0800

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


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If IACIS is unable to hold their 2024 Orlando training event, then all students who have registered and paid, will have the option of a full refund or a reserved seat at the 2025 training event.  IACIS is not responsible for any outside expenses (e.g. travel and accommodation) in the event of the training event being cancelled.  Anyone who paid for training will receive complimentary membership through the year that his/her training takes place.