Aug 09, 2020  
Fall 2017 Catalog 
Fall 2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

DA 205 - Digital Forensics II

Credit Hours: 4

This course will cover advanced digital forensics topics. Some of the concepts discussed and demonstrated include : forensic cleansing, forensic duplication, imaging, acquisition, hashing, file meta-data analysis, carving and examining deleted files. Some of the software used in the lab includes: SMART, HELIX, Backtrack, FTK, Mac Forensic Lab and Gargoyle Forensic Investigator.

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

  • utilize a systematic approach to computer investigations;
  • utilize various forensic tools to collect digital evidence;
  • perform digital forensics analysis upon Windows, MAC and LINUX operating systems;
  • perform email investigations;
  • analyze and carve image files both logical and physical;
  • explain guidelines for investigation reporting;
  • explain anti-forensic methods/tools and their use;
  • understand the implications of anti-forensics to the digital forensics investigator; and
  • demonstrate an awareness of current methods of reducing the effectiveness of anti-forensics.

Prerequisites: DA 204
F/S (N)