Mar 24, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog

DA 102 - Introduction to Computer Security Investigations and Hardware Fundamentals

Credit Hours: 4

Overview of computer security investigations including, but not limited to: guidelines and procedures; policies and regulations and proper incident response. Various digital media, operating/file systems, and forensic software will be introduced.  Overview of hardware fundamentals including safe handling of, installation and configuration of microcomputer hardware components. Hands-on laboratory exercises will be included.

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

  • explain the guidelines and procedures of computer security investigations;
  • understand regulatory issues related to computer security investigations;
  • demonstrate knowledge of digital forensics hardware and software;
  • demonstrate knowledge of various operating systems and their file systems, digital media and forensics software;
  • understand how to discharge static electricity before working with computer hardware and other safety issues;
  • understand what the main components of a PC are and how they are installed and configured;
  • demonstrate knowledge of disassembly of computer and other electronic device hardware; and
  • demonstrate a general understanding of other hardware devices such as PDAs, cell phones, and iPods.

Prerequisites: EN 100
F/S (N)