Computer Forensics Fundamentals

Computer Forensics has been a professional field for many years. The growth of the internet and the worldwide proliferation of computers have increased the need for computing investigations. Computers can be used to commit crimes such as company policy violations, embezzlement, e-mail harassment, murder, leaks of propreitary information and terrorism. Law enforcement, network administrators, attorneys, and private investigators rely on the skills of professional computer forensics experts to investigate criminal and civil cases.

What you will learn:

  • Computer Forensics and Investigations as a Profession
  • Understanding Computer Investigations
  • The Investigator's Office and Laboratory
  • Data Acquisition • Processing Crime and Incident Scenes
  • Working with Windows, Linux and IOS Systems
  • Current Computer Forensics Tools (software and hardware)
  • Boot Processes and File Systems
  • Memory Forensics
  • Computer Forensics Analysis and Validation
  • Recovering Graphics Files
  • Virtual Machines, Network Forensics, and Live Acquisitions
  • E-mail Investigations
  • Cell Phone and Mobile Device Forensics
  • Report Writing for High-Tech Investigations
  • Expert Testimony in High-Tech Investigations
  • Ethics for the Expert Witness

Text: System Forensics, Investigation and Response, Second Edition, ISBN# 9781284031058

Students will have the opportunity to take the ACE exam. The FTK/ACE certification consists of a free, online, multiple choice exam with both knowledge based and practical based components.  There are no prerequisites.

Newtown Campus/$1,195 (plus book fee)/ WITAC 2113 C01/6:30-10:00pm