A properly configured computer system is required for each student participating in this course. Before coming to class, download the forensic installation document that will describe the steps in detail to follow to complete the installation. If you do not carefully read and follow these instructions exactly, you are guaranteed to leave the course unsatisfied since you will not be able to accomplish many of the in-class exercises.
You will use VMware with preconfigured virtual forensic workstation built in a Windows 7 Home Premium environment that will enable you to perform hands-on analysis during class. You must download and install VMware Workstation 7, VMware Fusion 4.0, or VMware Player 4.0 or higher versions on your system prior to class beginning. If you do not own a licensed copy of VMware Workstation or Fusion, you can download a free 30-day trial copy from VMware. VMware will send you a time-limited serial number if you register for the trial at their Web site. VMware Player is a free download.
If you have additional questions about the laptop requirements above, please contact email@example.com.