Guidance Software, who are amongst the sponsors of the e-Disclosure Information Project, has launched an on-line training program called EnCase On Demand which gives online access to its courses in enterprise investigations (internal investigations, eDiscovery) and forensic investigations (law enforcement, fraud).
The company has trained more than 27,000 people in the last decade and this initiative offers a flexible and cost-effective way for users to stay up to date.
I am always interested in different ways of spreading knowledge and skills, particularly as I spend more of my time travelling to speak to lawyers and others about various aspects of electronic disclosure.
I personally prefer the live speaking format, whether as speaker or listener, reckoning that more value comes from interaction with an audience both in the context of the lecture itself or (even better) over a drink once the speaking has planted the seeds for the discussion.
Nevertheless, some form of on-line training extends the potential audience and gets over what I find the hardest part – reaching different skill levels in a single sweep.
One of Guidance’s most popular courses, EnCase Computer Forensics 1, includes 32 hours of course work. Any means of bringing that closer to the users has to be welcomed, particularly when the users are spread around the world – the course list refers to China, Australia, Korea and Singapore as well as to US and European venues.
There is information about the courses here.