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FSCT 8513 - Digital Forensics 1

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

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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. ​

Prerequisite(s)

FSCT 7509 and FSCT 7510

Credits

3.0

Cost

$810.26

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 86219

Fri Jan 07 - Fri Apr 01 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Apr 01 Fri 18:00 - 21:45 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$810.26

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Departmental approval needed
  3. Synchronous learning. Students who have been accepted into a Forensics program where this course is a part of the matrix may register without any further approvals. Students who are not currently accepted in a Forensics program or, if this course is NOT part of your program matrix, please contact the Program Assistants for departmental approval at BCIT_Forensics@bcit.ca. For information on Forensic programs and courses, please visit: https://www.bcit.ca/cas/forensics.

Learning Outcomes

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

Related Programs

FSCT 8513 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology

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