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Introduction to Digital Forensics XFSC 3000

Forensics Microcredentials Course

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. ​​


  • No prerequisites are required for this course.





Course offerings

Fall 2023

Below is one offering of XFSC 3000 for the Fall 2023 term.

CRN 50388


Wed Sep 06 - Wed Sep 27 (4 weeks)

  • 4 weeks
  • CRN 50388
  • $303.02
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Sep 27 N/A N/A Online

Ilia Lvovski

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.



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. 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. This course is eligible for students to receive funding through the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant at Students will register for the course themselves, and then apply for the StrongerBC Future Skills Grant to cover payment (if eligible).

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:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Foundational Digital Forensics Skills
    Microcredential Part-time


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