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ECTEG course - Python programming for investigators

Title: Python Programming for Investigators
Year: December 2015 - Version 1.0
Duration: 1 week (post pre-read)

Course Aim

The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills required to develop their own Python programs for automating forensic processes and gathering open source intelligence.


This course is intended for Law Enforcement Investigators who have no knowledge of Python programming. In fact it has been designed for participants who have no experience of using any type of computer programming language at all.

Since it would be difficult to address anything more than the fundamental concepts of programming during a 5-day course, the training also consists of an e-learning component that has been designed to introduce these fundamental topics.

Therefore, participants who undertake the 5 day "in-class" training course should complete this pre-read material and already be able to develop basic Python scripts. The benefit of this approach is that more time can be spent in class developing more complex programs that can be used to conduct forensic tasks and automate investigative procedures.

Students will need to be able to understand and communicate in English.

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