This course is the second phase of the Information Technology Concepts for Forensics Investigation course. It covers concepts of data communications, database management systems, programming, systems analysis, design and development fundamentals. These concepts are necessary in learning computer forensics techniques. The course will include lectures, labs and assignments.
There is no textbook required and the instructor will distribute the course material in class. For information on Forensics programs and courses, please visit www.bcit.ca/cas/Forensics .
Upon completion of this course, the student will have sufficient knowledge to advance to more specialized courses that require a good understanding of the various IT concepts, applications and terminologies. After the course, the student should be able to:
Explain system analysis, design and development fundamentals.
Describe project management methodologies.
Describe a database management system and its components.
Use basic features of a relational database system.
Explain basic data communications concepts.
Explain basic computer network concepts (such as LAN and WAN) and protocols.
Describe how encryption is used to support secure communications.
Effective as of Spring/Summer 2009
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