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Course Description

Open Source Digital Forensics (OSDF) explores forensic investigation using freely redistributable, open source software tools. This class is ideal for law enforcement or commercial investigative organizations seeking to gain a digital forensics capability without paying expensive license fees. This course focuses on analysis of PCs, though some discussion of other platforms is included.

Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the primary activities and goals of digital forensics
  2. Explore data types and digital representations of data
  3. Overview data acquisition processes and constraints
  4. Use freely-available open-source software (OSS) tools for forensic purposes
  5. Acquire forensic data
  6. Ingest (extract) evidence
  7. Examine disk images
  8. Analyze evidence

Framework Connections

The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.