When you are ready to learn what
you need to know to become an expert and conduct digital
forensic examinations in the real world, take your
training from two experts that live and breathe digital
forensics - Steve and Mike. Truly the best classes
I have ever attended. My only regret is that I didn't
take the training from them sooner. No fluff, filler,
or extraneous material, just hard-hitting nuts and
bolts of the profession. Gladly would have paid triple
the price. Ryan Emerson - Digital
After attending a free seminar given by Steve Hailey
(CSI President), I relocated my family from the state
of Arkansas to Washington state in order to take classes
from him. Clint Lercher - CSFA
I was really happy with your instant response, which
I badly needed, your quick understanding of the issue,
and your technical ability to solve it immediately.
Finally, you were able to communicate technical information
easily for the layperson. Todd
Nichols - Attorney At Law
Steve has never disappointed. He has never disappointed
because he is accurate and quick. While I never have
sought any particular opinion from Steve, his expertise
always leads to the correct opinion. He is professional
and concise and has been very instrumental and helpful
in resolving very difficult and thorny cases. I would
highly recommend Steve. His expertise is unparalleled.
Mitch Cogdill - Attorney At Law
Prior to attending your digital forensic course, I attended
a well-known class from one of your competitors. I speak
for many students when I say that I learned more in
the first day of your course than I did in an entire
week of the other course. I wish I would have known
about your course sooner. Now after many months of wasted
time and money, I'm finally on the right track. The
fact that you allowed me to participate in an actual
case has put me years ahead of my peers. Thanks for
practicing what you preach - I know I can really do
this now! Allan Womac - Evidence
I was watching Court TV today, the Michael Peterson
case. A digital forensic expert was being questioned
in regards to the computer evidence. I can say that
you taught us extremely well. I was finding problems
with the expert's testimony, and was picking up mistakes
that he had made during his investigation. I would have
done a much better job, and after seeing this today,
I realize the value of your digital forensics training
and why your courses are the best available, bar none.
Russell Titus - IT Professional
Having just completed the Computer Forensics Class,
I can tell you that it was one of the most informative,
enjoyable, and thought provoking periods of training
that I have taken to date. The content was priceless,
the instructor, Steve Hailey was exceptional, and, his
presentation was flawless and well received. Steve's
knowledge of the subject, coupled with his ability to
teach and hold everyone's attention, was exceptional.
His course plan was well thought out and presented.
The greatest compliment I can pay him is that when the
end of the class day would come, I excitedly looked
forward to the next.
Thank you for this opportunity.
It has opened a door, and exposed me to a opportunity
that combines not only my computer skills, but my
past law enforcement experience. Experience that I
thought would not be utilized again once I left police
Your digital forensics training course is the best course
I have ever taken. Not only did I learn how to conduct
forensic investigations, I feel confident that I can
actually get started working in this field. Your approach
of teaching forensics by having us work on a case throughout
the class is the only way to go. I can now use any software
tool in my forensic investigations with confidence.
The experience you related to the class from actually
working in the field was invaluable, and worth many
times the price of the course itself. You have enabled
your students to be light years ahead of anyone else.
I wish you would keep your course secret to keep my
competition down - I wouldn't want to go up against
anyone that had been trained by you!
Janet Holt - IT Professional
I appreciate very much, the attention to detail that
was put into the computer forensics training course.
The written coursework is clear and to the point - some
classes I've taken elsewhere have clunky, vague and
unhelpful coursework. I appreciated Steve's input to
the coursework, in the classroom. The hands-on practicals
in class were helpful in cementing my understanding
of the techniques involved.
New to me was the aspect of legal
investigation, and thinking in terms of law, procedure
and courtroom conduct. I believe this is a very important
aspect to include in any Forensics course, as it seems
reasonable to assume that if one performs this kind
of work for very long, they'll end up in a courtroom
situation at some point.
In addition to new techniques and
knowledge, I always come away from Steve's classes
with several things: one, a sense of the interconnections
in computing, and, two, that I need to evaluate my
assumptions and biases before sitting down at any
computer. John Weiss
Your digital forensics training class is fantastic.
I thought I would have to travel far to take training
of this nature as well as pay thousands of dollars more.
I cannot thank you enough for creating the course and
your willingness to share information above and beyond
the course materials. I learned more from your course
than my entire stack of forensics books and other "experts"
I have talked to and taken classes from over the years.
You make the classes fun, interesting, and I can tell
you really care about your students. I am sticking with
a winner. Dual Hershi - IT Professional
I just wanted to thank you again for your forensics
class. Someone here got wind that I had some forensics
training and our HR department had me do some work for
them. Someone here had decided to purchase EnCase before
I even took your class, so thats what I had to use.
The non-vendor related information you taught was instrumental
in my being able to quickly learn the tool and produce
some good results.
It was nice to be able to put to
rest some of the rumors about what the computer was
being used for. I was able to let HR know what the
user did and didnt appear to do.
Its nice to get my first solo run
out of the way with out having to worry about court
and lawyers. A couple more from HR and maybe Ill
be ready to strike out on my own :-P Steve
A co-worker of mine and student of yours is planning
to dedicate his personal time off taking training from
you again - this speaks volumes of you and your courses.
Just to let you know, he discovered another school at
a more convenient location offering the Security Certified
program at half the price. Upon further investigation,
he found that the training was of inferior quality,
and that the instructors lacked any real credentials
or experience in the field of security. Just goes to
show that you certainly do get what you pay for. Paul
Rodvik - H.P. Corporate Backup Services - MCP, iNet+
I have taken eight Information System technology courses
from you and can't wait to take more. They have all
been informative, accurate, educational, and fun. It
is rare to find an instructor who is both a good teacher
and a true expert in his field. Your teaching style
has really sparked my interest in network/computing
security. John Bell - The Boeing
Company - A+, Network+, i-net+, MCIWA, MCIWD, CCNA,
I believe I speak for all of your students when
I say THANKYOU for all that you do. You show a true
dedication to your students and their success - a dedication
I have never seen in any other instructor. As well,
you add so much practical information to your classes
that my notebook is just as thick as my textbook. I've
noticed that your competitors are offering the courses
you've been teaching since 1999. This is unfortunate.
Unfortunate that the students attending these other
classes have no idea what they are missing not taking
classes from you. Donny Neil
- The Boeing Company - CCNA
I would just like to say that you are a unique
teacher. You make sure that everyone understands the
material presented in your courses, and if anyone has
a problem, you take the time to come in, find additional
material, or find any way possible to help out your
students. I, for one, appreciate this very much, as
I believe that this is an attribute all educators should
Also, you share your 'real world'
experiences with students, which shows us what can
really happen and sometimes explains things better
than any book could. I look forward to taking many
more classes from you, as you have proven yourself
to be one of the true 'Subject Matter Experts' that
the entire IT industry builds their certification
criteria on. Thanks. James
Gotner - Systems Support Specialist - Fred Hutchinson
Cancer Research Center - Security Certified Network
Professional, A+, Linux+, Network+, i-Net+, CIW Associate
I have taken a wide variety of computer training
classes over the years. Steve Hailey's SCNP Network
Security Fundamentals and Network Defense and Countermeasures
classes are among the very top of them.
Steve's wealth of knowledge in all
aspects of computers and networks is woven through
both classes to clearly illustrate the necessity for
security to be a multi-layer approach. His classes
provided for a lot of hands-on experiences; none will
take these classes and earn a "paper certificate."
Finally, Steve is an excellent teacher,
able to effectively communicate all of the concepts
clearly, very patient with his students, and honestly
having the desire to be a good teacher. I will not
hesitate to take additional classes from him. Richard
A. Blanke - LAN Administrator - Metro King County
A couple years ago, I decided that my engineering
skills were getting stagnant. I needed to broaden my
knowledge to become more marketable. I attended a free
seminar concerning IT classes presented by Steve and
enrolled in the CIW Foundations class shortly afterwards.
I was instantly hooked. I have since taken all the courses
in the CIW program, and the Security Certified Program.
I will be taking additional security courses from Steve
to prepare for my GSEC.