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This is the list of Training Course Providers, who offer training courses at specific dates/times and locations (referred to by [[Upcoming_events]]). 
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<b>PLEASE READ BEFORE YOU EDIT THE LIST BELOW</b><br>
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SuperFetch is a performance enhancement introduced in [[Microsoft]] [[Windows|Windows Vista]] to reduce the time necessary to launch applications. SuperFetch works with the memory manager service in Windows to analyze memory usage patterns over time to determine the optimal memory content for a given user for a date or time of day. This differs from the [[Prefetch]] technique used in Microsoft Windows XP, which preloads data into memory without analyzing usage patterns.
Providers of scheduled training course should be listed in alphabetical order, and should be listed in only one section.  Non-Commercial training is typically offered by governmental agencies or organizations that directly support law enforcement.  Tool Vendor training is training offered directly by a specific tool vendor, which may apply broadly, but generally is oriented to the vendor's specific tool (or tool suite). Commercial Training is training offered by commercial companies which may or may not be oriented to a specific tool/tool suite, but is offered by a company other than a tool vendor.
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<i>Some training opportunities may be <u>limited</u> to <b>Law Enforcement Only</b> or to a specific audience. Such restrictions should be noted when known.</i>
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From [http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn653317(v=vs.85).aspx]: SuperFetch prioritizes the following kinds of pages to remain in memory:
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* Pages of applications that are used most frequently overall.  
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* Pages of applications that are commonly used when resuming:
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** After extensive hibernation (for example, first thing in the morning).
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** After shorter periods of sleep or hibernation (for example, after lunch).  
  
The Conference and Training List is provided by the American Academy of Forensic Sciences (AAFS) Digital and Multi-media Listserv. 
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If SuperFetch detects that the system drive is a fast solid-state drive (SSD) (as measured by Windows Experience Index Disk score), then SuperFetch turns off [[ReadyBoot]].
<i> (Subscribe by sending an email to listserv@lists.mitre.org with message body containing SUBSCRIBE AAFS-DIGITAL-MULTIMEDIA-LIST)</i>
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Requests for additions, deletions or corrections to this list may be sent by email to David Baker <i>(bakerd AT mitre.org)</i>.
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==NON-COMMERCIAL TRAINING==
 
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|Federal Law Enforcement Training Center
 
|http://www.fletc.gov/training/programs/computer-financial-intelligence/technical-operations
 
|Limited To Law Enforcement
 
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|IACIS
 
|http://www.cops.org/training
 
|Limited To Law Enforcement and Affiliate Members of IACIS
 
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|SEARCH
 
|http://www.search.org/programs/hightech/calendar.asp
 
|Limited To Law Enforcement
 
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|National White Collar Crime Center
 
|http://www.nw3c.org/ocr/courses_desc.cfm
 
|Limited To Law Enforcement
 
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==TOOL VENDOR TRAINING==
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== Configuration ==
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|AccessData (Forensic Tool Kit FTK)
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|http://www.accessdata.com/courses.html
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|ASR Data (SMART)
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|http://www.asrdata.com/training/
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|BlackBag Technologies (Macintosh Forensic Suite and MacQuisition Boot Disk)
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|http://www.blackbagtech.com/products/training.htm
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|CPR Tools (Data Recovery)
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|http://www.cprtools.net/training.php
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|Guidance Software (EnCase)
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|http://www.guidancesoftware.com/training/course_schedule.aspx
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|Nuix (eDiscovery)
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|http://www.nuix.com.au/eDiscovery.asp?active_page_id=147
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|Paraben (Paraben Suite)
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|http://www.paraben-training.com/training.html
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|Technology Pathways(ProDiscover)
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|http://www.techpathways.com/DesktopDefault.aspx?tabindex=6&tabid=9
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|SubRosaSoft (MacForensicsLab)
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|http://www.macforensicslab.com/ProductsAndServices/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2
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|WetStone Technologies (Gargoyle, Stego Suite, LiveWire Investigator)
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|https://www.wetstonetech.com/trainings.html
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==COMMERCIAL TRAINING==
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Because SuperFetch appears to leave a system with no available memory, some users turn it off to create the appearance of having more free memory. The feature can be configured by changing the <tt>HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnableSuperfetch</tt> [[Registry]] key [http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000688.html]. A value of zero disables SuperFetch, one enables it for booting only, two for applications, and three for both applications and boot. This setting can also be changed using the Services console, <tt>services.msc</tt> [http://tiredblogger.wordpress.com/2007/03/27/superfetch-not-so-super-for-gaming/].
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== File Formats ==
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Data for SuperFetch is gathered by the <tt>%SystemRoot%\System32\Sysmain.dll</tt>, part of the Service Host process, <tt>%SystemRoot%\System32\Svchost.exe</tt>, and stored in a series of files in the <tt>%SystemRoot%\Prefetch</tt> directory [http://www.microsoft.com/technet/technetmag/issues/2007/03/VistaKernel/]. These files appear to start with the prefix <tt>Ag</tt> and have a <tt>.db</tt> extension. The format of these files is not fully known, there is available unofficial partial specification [http://blog.rewolf.pl/blog/?p=214] and open source (GPL) dumper for .db files [http://code.google.com/p/rewolf-superfetch-dumper/]. Some information can be gleaned from these files by searching for [[Unicode]] [[strings]] in them.
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The SuperFetch feature is seeded with some basic usage patterns when the operating system is installed [http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=242429].
|Computer Forensic Training Center Online (CFTCO)
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|http://www.cftco.com/
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== See Also ==
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* [[Prefetch]]
|CCE Bootcamp
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* [[ReadyBoost]]
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* [[ReadyBoot]]
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* [[Windows SuperFetch Format|SuperFetch Format]]
|e-fense Training
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|http://www.e-fense.com/training.php
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== External Links ==
|H-11 Digital Forensics
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* [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Vista_I/O_technologies#SuperFetch Wikipedia: Windows Vista I/O technologies - SuperFetch]
|http://www.h11-digital-forensics.com/training/viewclasses.php
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* [http://channel9.msdn.com/showpost.aspx?postid=242429 Channel 9 Interview with Michael Fortin of Microsoft on SuperFetch]
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* [http://www.informationweek.com/news/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=196902178 Microsoft Predicts The Future With Vista's SuperFetch] from Information Week
|High Tech Crime Institute
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* [http://jessekornblum.com/presentations/dodcc08-2.pdf DC3 Presentation: My You Look SuperFetching], by Jesse Kornblum
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== Tools ==
|Infosec Institute
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=== Open Source ===
|http://www.infosecinstitute.com/courses/security_training_courses.html
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* [https://code.google.com/p/rewolf-superfetch-dumper/ rewolf-superfetch-dumper]
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|ManTech Computer Security Training
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[[Category:Windows]]
|http://www.mantech.com/msma/isso.asp
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|Mobile Forensics, Inc
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|http://mobileforensicsinc.com/
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|NTI (an Armor Forensics Company)
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|http://www.forensics-intl.com/training.html
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|Security University
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|http://www.securityuniversity.net/classes.php
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|Steganography Analysis and Research Center (SARC)
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|http://www.sarc-wv.com/training.aspx
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|SysAdmin, Audit, Network, Security Institute (SANS)
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|http://www.sans.org/training/courses.php
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|Vigilar
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|http://www.vigilar.com/training/
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SuperFetch is a performance enhancement introduced in Microsoft Windows Vista to reduce the time necessary to launch applications. SuperFetch works with the memory manager service in Windows to analyze memory usage patterns over time to determine the optimal memory content for a given user for a date or time of day. This differs from the Prefetch technique used in Microsoft Windows XP, which preloads data into memory without analyzing usage patterns.

From [1]: SuperFetch prioritizes the following kinds of pages to remain in memory:

  • Pages of applications that are used most frequently overall.
  • Pages of applications that are commonly used when resuming:
    • After extensive hibernation (for example, first thing in the morning).
    • After shorter periods of sleep or hibernation (for example, after lunch).

If SuperFetch detects that the system drive is a fast solid-state drive (SSD) (as measured by Windows Experience Index Disk score), then SuperFetch turns off ReadyBoot.


Configuration

Because SuperFetch appears to leave a system with no available memory, some users turn it off to create the appearance of having more free memory. The feature can be configured by changing the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Memory Management\PrefetchParameters\EnableSuperfetch Registry key [2]. A value of zero disables SuperFetch, one enables it for booting only, two for applications, and three for both applications and boot. This setting can also be changed using the Services console, services.msc [3].

File Formats

Data for SuperFetch is gathered by the %SystemRoot%\System32\Sysmain.dll, part of the Service Host process, %SystemRoot%\System32\Svchost.exe, and stored in a series of files in the %SystemRoot%\Prefetch directory [4]. These files appear to start with the prefix Ag and have a .db extension. The format of these files is not fully known, there is available unofficial partial specification [5] and open source (GPL) dumper for .db files [6]. Some information can be gleaned from these files by searching for Unicode strings in them.

The SuperFetch feature is seeded with some basic usage patterns when the operating system is installed [7].

See Also

External Links

Tools

Open Source