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CIS 320 - Forensic Computing: Investigation

Elective for both CIS major and CIS minor
Prerequisite: CIS 212 or CIS 240 or INF 104 or NET 302 with a grade of 'C' or better and junior standing.
Available in: A
Credits: 3
Type: Forensic Computing

Catalog Description

Provides students with an understanding of digital forensics as used in corporate investigations and criminal/civil litigation. Students learn basic tools and techniques to properly initiate a computer forensics investigation, then acquire and analyze that evidence.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will:

  1. List and explain the legal issues surrounding any digital investigation from a corporate, civil and criminal perspective.

  2. Properly and skillfully acquire data from computers and other digital devices to be used in the investigation as well as to control the evidence so it can be used in court if necessary.

  3. Use a broad toolset, including both hardware and software tools, to methodically analyze digital evidence.

  4. Write a clear and concise report outlining the details of the case and the results of the analysis.

  5. Describe the "big picture" as the digital investigation relates to other areas of the organization.

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