Guidance Software Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), the World Leader in Digital Investigations™, today announced that 50,000 attendees had completed EnCase training courses in its classroom, online training, or certified partner training programs, learning professional investigation techniques in such areas as computer forensics, cybersecurity and advanced threats and electronic discovery.
Detective Christopher Nowicki of the Investigations Division of the Schaumburg, IL, Police Department was recognized by Al Hobbs, vice president of Professional Development and Training Operations at Guidance Software, with a plaque of appreciation for his participation in this notable milestone.
“In the first year of our training programs, we trained 32 students. This year, we expect to train over 6,000, and we are very proud to now celebrate our 50,000 th student,” said Hobbs. “I want to thank Detective Nowicki, and all of our students, for their support and trust in our products and training over the years. I look forward to training the next 50,000!”
Guidance Software Training provides state-of-the-art training courses for critical, real-world digital investigations, including forensic investigations, law enforcement and fraud investigations, e-discovery and cybersecurity incident response. The range of courses is designed not only for professionals just beginning their careers in digital forensics, but also for investigative experts requiring specialized skills.“We at the Schaumburg Police Department strive to be at the forefront of law enforcement, and Guidance Software’s EnCase products and training programs are part of that effort,” said Commander Dawn McDermott. “From cutting edge training courses to flexible training options, such as the Training Annual Passport, we’ve found Guidance Software to be at the top of their game and their products, training programs and certifications, such as the EnCE® (EnCase Certified Examiner) certification becoming the de-facto industry standard.” “I have found Guidance Software’s EnCase and training programs to be in-depth, comprehensive and reflective of real-world issues facing law enforcement and computer forensic professionals today,” said Detective Nowicki. “We have successfully investigated, cleared and prosecuted many suspects using their products and methodology learned from their training courses.”