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FSCT 8512 - Digital Forensics 1

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

​Students will learn how to identify, collect, and preserve digital evidence with an emphasis on evidence collected from the Windows operating system. Topics include fundamental computer forensics principles, information extraction, legal issues, and challenges posed by variations in both data sources and devices. Students will use specialized forensic software to collect and use evidence in a forensically sound manner, to support an investigation.

Credits

3.0

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Learning Outcomes

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

  • Outline fundamental principles of computer forensics
  • Extract data from computers running the Windows operating system
  • Use forensic software and techniques to analyse digital evidence
  • Locate and identify required evidence in different investigative scenarios
  • Assess legal issues around evidence collection, presentation and jurisdiction

Effective as of Winter 2018

Related Programs

FSCT 8512 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Studies Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (General Criminalistics Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  3. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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