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 and DOS Systems
  • Current Computer Forensics Tools (software and hardware)
  • Macintosh and Linux Boot Processes and File Systems
  • 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: Computer Forensics and Investigations, ISBN# 978-1-4354-9883-9 & Lab Manual for Guide to Computer Forensics and Investigations ISBN # 978-1-4354-9885-3

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