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Course Description:

Computer forensics is one of the fastest growing areas in computer security and law enforcement. Virtually every criminal investigation requires that any computer related to the investigation is seized and searched. Studies have shown that about 90 percent of human recording of words, images, sounds, etc is in digital format, making computer storage a gold mine for investigators. The expertise for conducting investigations requires knowledge ranging from disk structure, file formats, commercial software to investigation techniques and expert testimony. This course will provide an introduction to the field.

Note: students must have the ability to work at the upper-level; students must have the ability to install software and a computer on which they can install required software. It is recommended, but not required, that students have familiarity with criminal investigations, trial procedure and the legal system, such as that gained in law enforcement or from a course such as Introduction to Law and the Legal System or Introduction to Criminal Justice.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Upper Level
Credits: 4
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1. Fall 2.

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