Online Live Training / Virtual Class

Date: Sept 23-27, 2024, language: English
Course: File Systems Revealed, 5 days    
places available

Course content
Modules can be booked individually, if desired (see below); volume discounts for multiple attendees in a single booking only available for bookings of all modules together.

Please note, this event is going to be the only File Systems Revealed class in 2024!

Online class hours (including breaks):
Central Daylight Time (UTC-5, Houston, Chicago) 7:30am - 3:30pm
Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4, Toronto, New York) 8:30am - 4:30pm
UTC 12:30 - 20:30
British/Irish Summer Time (UTC+1, London, Dublin) 13:30 - 21:30
Central European Summer Time (UTC+2, Paris, Zurich) 14:30 - 22:30
Attendees in other time zones are also welcome. The main break will be after four hours and last 45 minutes.

Sept 23, 1st half Basics, MBR, GPT, LVM2 places available
Sept 23, 2nd half FAT32 and exFAT places available
Sept 24 NTFS places available
Sept 25 ext2/3/4 places available
Sept 26 XFS places available
Sept 27 BtrFS places available

Each individual course module for this training event needs to be confirmed by X-Ways. If the minimum number of attendees is reached, a module will be confirmed. If some modules are confirmed, and others are not, you will receive a refund for cancelled modules. If the entire event is not confirmed, you will receive 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

Pricing for the entire week:  
Attendees Regular rate Government rate
1 USD 2190 10% off the stated price
2 USD 2140 p.p.
3 USD 2090 p.p.
4 USD 2040 p.p.
5 USD 1990 p.p.

Pricing valid for number of attendees in one booking only
Please note our Rates & Terms

You can either book the entire week (pricing, incl. volume and government discounts, above) or only selected days (no volume or government discounts available, but price per module decreases with each additional module booked; see below). Attendees need to be approved by X-Ways. To book a seat on this course, please contact us by e-mail to Please contact us from your official e-mail account. Inquiries from freemail accounts will be accepted from known, established customers only.

Pricing for individual days for one attendee:  
Number of days Regular rate
1 USD 639
2 USD 590 per day
3 USD 540 per day
4 USD 490 per day
5 (simply book full week above)

No government discount available; no additional volume discount for multiple attendees.
Please note our Rates & Terms

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. You may be asked to share your screen with the instructor if you run into problems. 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 a working knowledge of computer forensics in general and know your way around X-Ways Forensics. This course uses X-Ways Forensics to examine the underlying structures of file systems and partitioning schemes, but does not deal with the use of the product as such, except the first module which includes an introduction to navigating offsets and sectors in raw data, employing the Data Interpreter and templates to view dates and numbers from the raw hex data. Attendees without a solid unterstanding of how to use the Data Interpreter and templates, are definitely recommended to attend the first module of this course, as all subsequent modules will simply assume this as given.

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.