by Christa Miller, Forensic Focus
Online digital forensics training has been around for a number of years, offered as a convenient alternative to in-person training for examiners who couldn’t travel or were otherwise resource-constrained. In an unforeseen twist, though, live and on-demand remote training has become critically necessary to professional development during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Each model has its strengths. Live, instructor-led online classes are interactive, offering a virtualized classroom experience as students communicate with both instructors and fellow students. However, on-demand training offers the benefit of going at your own pace and according to your own schedule.
When you’re evaluating online training, a few other things to keep in mind include time zones, language requirements, whether the class can be bundled or applied to a vendor’s annual pass, and whether the class counts toward certification training or exams. For interactive classes, also consider whether you have or will need a second monitor to interact with both course material and your instructor.