The Official CHFI Study Guide (Exam 312-49): for Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator
This is the official CHFI (Computer Hacking Forensics Investigator) study guide for professionals studying for the forensics exams and for professionals needing the skills to identify an intruder's footprints and properly gather the necessary evidence to prosecute.
The EC-Council offers certification for ethical hacking and computer forensics. Their ethical hacker exam has become very popular as an industry gauge and we expect the forensics exam to follow suit.
Material is presented in a logical learning sequence: a section builds upon previous sections and a chapter on previous chapters. All concepts, simple and complex, are defined and explained when they appear for the first time. This book includes: Exam objectives covered in a chapter are clearly explained in the beginning of the chapter, Notes and Alerts highlight crucial points, Exam's Eye View emphasizes the important points from the exam's perspective, Key Terms present definitions of key terms used in the chapter, Review Questions contains the questions modeled after real exam questions based on the material covered in the chapter. Answers to the questions are presented with explanations. Also included is a full practice exam modeled after the real exam.
* The only study guide for CHFI, provides 100% coverage of all exam objectives. * Full web-based exam with explanations of correct and incorrect answers * CHFI Training runs hundreds of dollars for self tests to thousands of dollars for classroom training.
Excellent resource and guide
By Bill Wynne - November 2, 2008
I purchased this book in August as one of the pieces for my self training for the computer forensics discipline. I purchased it with the intent of downloading the PDF version and putting it on my Amazon Kindle so I could easily carry the book with me. I've been very satisfied with the content, especially the numerous links to related material. Mr. Kleiman brought together a group of people each of whom made a significant contribution to an excellent product.
As one reviewer has noted, there are weaknesses, especially in the proofreading and editing. This reflects on the publisher rather than the author as I'll detail below this. I can easily get past those weaknesses because this isn't a literary work.
As it turns out, the weaknesses were not caused by Mr. Kleiman or the other contributors to the book. In the process of acquiring the PDF that was to be included in the purchase price I learned that Syngress has been having problems, probably financially based, for... read more
Sloppy, Sloppy, Sloppy
By Lumpus "Music nerd" - May 28, 2008
Rarely have I seen less information in so many pages. This book is poorly organized, riddled with inaccuracies and typos, and appears hopelessly outdated in many cases. (Frequent references to floppy disks and MS-DOS make me wonder where these authors have been since, oh, 1994).
Here's a clear example of the slovenliness of the book and its editors. The summary of the "PDA, Blackberry, and iPod Forensics" chapter contains no reference to the iPod. Obviously, the iPod section was added later, and no one thought to update the summary section.
Here's another example. The "PDA Investigative Tips" section advises the would-be investigator to leave the device in the "off" state, then immediately "switch on the device". Apparently, switching the device on leaves it in the off state. The book is full of nonsense like this.
The final straw for me, though, is the beginning of Chapter 13, which purports to examine forensic tools (hardware and software)... read more
Exactly what i wanted
By E. Steward "Erica S." - April 18, 2008
Im currently enrolled to go to school for computer forencsics, however i dont start until september i wanted a book to jumpstart me in the field before i start classes to get familiar with the subject. I wanted a study guide to teach me the basics and i couldnt have gotten a better book. The Official CHFI study guide is exactly what i wanted and needed and now im more excited then ever to start classes in the fall. Very satisfied with my purchase.