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.
No class on May 26. For approval to register, please contact the Forensics Program Assistant, Julia Dreyer at email@example.com. For more information about Forensics programs, please visit our department website at bcit.ca/forensics .
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Outline fundamental principles of computer forensics.
Preserve digital evidence.
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
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