Computer Forensics

Learn the process, techniques and tools for performing a digital forensics investigation to obtain data related to computer crimes.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of CYBER501x Cybersecurity Fundamentals Course 2 of 5: MicroMasters® in Cybersecurity 8 Weeks 10 – 12 Hours per week recommended
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About This Course:

Digital forensics involves the investigation of computer-related crimes with the goal of obtaining evidence to be presented in a court of law.

In this course, you will learn the principles and techniques for digital forensics investigation and the spectrum of available computer forensics tools. You will learn about core forensics procedures to ensure court admissibility of evidence, as well as the legal and ethical implications. You will learn how to perform a forensic investigation on both Unix/Linux and Windows systems with different file systems. You will also be guided through forensic procedures and review and analyze forensics reports.

This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Court admissibility investigative procedures
  • Attributes of various Windows and Unix/Linux file systems and file recovery processes
  • To identify and apply appropriate forensics tools to acquire, preserve and analyze system image
  • Review and critique a forensics report

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Cybersecurity Fundamentals

Who can take this course?

Unfortunately, learners from one or more of the following countries or regions will not be able to register for this course: Iran, Cuba and the Crimea region of Ukraine. While edX has sought licenses from the U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to offer our courses to learners in these countries and regions, the licenses we have received are not broad enough to allow us to offer this course in all locations. EdX truly regrets that U.S. sanctions prevent us from offering all of our courses to everyone, no matter where they live.

Meet Your Instructor:

Yin Pan - Pearson Advance

Yin Pan

Professor, Computing Security at RIT

Yin is a Professor in the Computing Security department. She received her Ph.D. in Systems Science and M.S. degree in Computer Science from Binghamton University in 1997.

730

Duration

8 Weeks

Experience Level

Advanced

Learning Partner

Rochester Institute of Technology

Pacing

Instructor-paced

Program Type

MicroMasters®

Subject

Computer Science
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