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Introduction to Digital Forensics XFSC 3000

Forensics Microcredentials Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

This course provides an introduction to Digital Forensics, with an emphasis on the fundamental computing concepts and elements of digital forensics required for more advanced courses. Students will learn the fundamental components of a forensic investigation, including evidence collection, chain of custody, and forensic standards for legal evidence. At the end of the course, students will have all of the foundations required to pursue the more advanced courses in the Digital Forensics program. ​​ This course may be eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at Students register themselves into the course, then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment, if eligible.


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.



Domestic fees


Course offerings

Spring/Summer 2024

Below is one offering of XFSC 3000 for the Spring/Summer 2024 term.

CRN 68888


Wed May 01 - Wed May 29 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 68888
  • Domestic fees $311.52
    International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees.
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
May 01 - May 29 N/A N/A Online

Ilia Lvovski

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Domestic fees


Important information
  1. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  2. International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.
  3. Students will have access to this course via learning hub on the first day of class. This offering is an online, asynchronous format. You do not have to sign in at a particular time or a particular day. However, there will be specific timelines for assignments and exams.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the overall flow and structure of a digital forensic investigation.
  • Identify Windows computer-based artifacts.
  • Describe crime scenes and procedures to collect digital evidence.
  • Describe digital storage forensic characteristics.
  • Describe the structure of a forensic lab, and the certifications/training required in the field​.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2023

Related Programs

Introduction to Digital Forensics (XFSC 3000) is offered as a part of the following programs:

  • Indicates programs accepting international students.
  • Indicates programs with a co-op option.

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Foundational Digital Forensics Skills
    Microcredential Part-time


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