Jul 10, 2020  
Fall 2017 Catalog 
    
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DA 204 - Digital Forensics


Credit Hours: 4

This course will cover the fundamentals of computer forensics and investigations. Topics will include historical and current computer forensic and investigative security issues; a systematic approach to computer investigations; digital forensics, email and image file analysis; and guidelines for investigation reporting. Various forensic tools will be used during the laboratory portion of the class. Hardware and software issues related to the development of a computer forensics laboratory will be discussed.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  • explain computer forensic and investigative security issues, both historical and current;
  • utilize a systematic approach to computer investigations;
  • utilize various forensic tools to collect digital evidence;
  • identify software and hardware requirements for a digital forensics laboratory;
  • perform digital forensics analysis;
  • analyze image files; and
  • explain guidelines for investigation reporting.


Prerequisites: Some prior computer experience recommended.
F/S (N)