Online Live Training / Virtual Class

Date:  2-6 Sept. 2024, language: English
Course: X-Ways Forensics I, 5 days (6¼ hours each!)   places available

Course content and dates
After attending this course and some self-study, you are qualified to start the X-PERT certification process.

To make this event convenient for as many timezones as possible, this class is running six (and a quarter) hours per day over five days, instead of the usual 8 hours per day over four days. We hope that this makes it easier for attendees from timezones well ahead of Europe, especially timezones in the Asia-Pacific region, to attend this class, as well.

Online class hours (including breaks):
US Eastern Time (UTC-5) not suitable
UTC 6:45 - 13:00
British/Irish Summer Time (UTC+1) 7:45 - 14:00
Central European Summer Time/South Africa Time (UTC+2) 8:45 - 15:00
Eastern European Summer Time (UTC+3) 9:45 - 16:00
Gulf Standard Time (UTC+4) 10:45 - 17:00
Thailand, Vietnam, W. Indonesia, ... (UTC+7) ... 13:45 - 20:00
China, HK, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore, Western Australia ... (UTC+8) 14:45 - 21:00
Japan, Korea (UTC+9) 15:45 - 22:00
Australian Eastern Time (UTC+10) 16:45 - 23:00
Attendees in other time zones are also welcome. Since each day will only be just over six hours of instruction (instead of the usual 8) the main break will be after three hours and only last 30 minutes.


Rates & Terms

See price / sign up:  Gov   Regular 
Request formal quote:   Gov   Regular 

Please follow the above links to see the prices. Rates may change or become unavailable at any time! Please sign up early. The training is sold by our partner company cleverbridge. The number of seats is limited. First come, first served. A quote does not mean that a seat will be reserved for you! So please do not be surprised if you receive a notice saying that your quote was cancelled. It probably means that the class is fully booked (or maybe that the class itself was cancelled). A seat is reserved only when payment or a formal purchase order is received! With the purchase order option, payment must be received within 28 days from the date of the invoice. If you sign up someone else, please enter his or her name as the delivery contact. If you sign up a whole group at a time, please tell us the names of the attendees by e-mail. Thank you! 

Each training event needs to be confirmed by X-Ways. If the minimum number of attendees is reached, the class will be confirmed. If the event is not confirmed, you will get a full refund. The decision is made no later than 7 days prior to the first day of class (usually earlier), and if you are signed up you will be notified immediately. Status right now: undecided

How it works: Attendees will connect using the GoToMeeting application (free). Questions can usually be asked orally or in the chat window. All verbal and textual interchange is between all attendees and the instructor. To facilitate a virtual classroom environment more akin to that in a real one, course participants are asked to join the meeting with a webcam and microphone / headset, making them both visibly and audibly present in the course. X-Ways will not record the class. Participants are also asked to refrain from any voice or video recordings, for both copyright and privacy reasons.

Further details about required downloads (X-Ways Forensics software, images, training manuals, ...) will be provided in advance. Please make sure you will be undisturbed for the duration of the training!

Training provided by X-Ways Software Technology AG, Germany, the makers of WinHex and X-Ways Forensics.

Preconditions: You already have basic or advanced knowledge of computer forensics, and you are well versed with Windows computers, i.e. you know your way around the Windows/File Explorer (can easily and quickly copy files and navigate to certain paths), know how to edit a tab-delimited file (e.g. in MS Excel), have seen the Windows Registry Editor before etc.

Important: You need to use your own computer running Windows 7 or newer. Please have MS Excel or something equivalent installed. You need to be connected to the Internet. Ideally you will use 2 computers or 2 screens, one for the presentation and one to run the application. A headset would be perfect to have so that you can give spontaneous oral feedback and ask questions, and do not transmit ambient noise as an ordinary webcam microphone would. We offer a temporary license for X-Ways Forensics with BYOD or BYOD+ for the duration of the class in case you don't have a dongle at hand.

Special incentive: All attendees of this particular class (training event) (or their employers) have the option to purchase either of the following with a steep 25% discount:

  • one perpetual license for X-Ways Forensics, including 1 year access to updates from the first day of class (not more, not less), unlocked with either a dongle or BYOD - or -
  • one non-perpetual license for X-Ways Forensics, valid for one year, unlocked with either BYOD or BYOD+

Only one discounted license purchase per attendee. For this special offer we will ask you during the week before the training to request a special online order link for the option of your choice. At latest you could accept this offer by the weekend following the last day of class. No formal quote will be provided. Alternatively to the 25% discount on a new license, you could get a discount of EUR 125 on your next upgrade or renewal of an existing license of yours within one (1) year after the class (regular prices available from here). For an upgrade, please be sure to tell us which of the available periods (1, 2, or 3 years of new access to updates) you prefer, so that we can send you a special order link. Please do NOT ask about any exception to or deviation from the above terms and do not ask for any other discounts, or you will be denied this special offer altogether, sorry! This also applies if you ask for other arrangements and didn't even bother to fully read this paragraph before.

If no more spots are available and you would like to be on the waiting list (with no obligation for you), please send e-mail to Thank you!