(Designed to help prepare for the Certified Computer Examiner [CCE] certification exam.) Prerequisites: Either CMIT 202 (or CompTIA A+ certification) and CCJS 421 or CMIT 202, CMIT 320 (or CompTIA Security+ certification), and CCJS 321. A project-driven study of the digital forensic evaluation process. The objective is to build forensic workstations, collect evidence, extract artifacts, identify unknown files, and reassemble evidence from network packet captures.
After completing this course, students should be able to:
- Apply rules and guidelines as they pertain to the acquisition, handling, and storage of digital artifacts
- Establish a digital forensic workstation for the purpose of collecting and analyzing data
- Select and apply the most appropriate methodology to extract data based on circumstances and reassemble artifacts from data fragments
- Analyze and interpret data collected and report outcomes in accordance with incident response handling guidelines