CSF 414 - Digital Forensics Analysis

Course Description

This online course teaches students how to use the industry leading FTK tool from AccessData Corporation to perform digital forensics investigations. While learning this tool, student's will also be applying concepts from previous courses to get a better feel for completing basic investigations from start to finish. Digital forensics report writing is also covered in detail. After completing this course, students will be eligible to take their industry standard ACE certification test through AccessData. 4 credits.


CSF 410 - Digital Forensics I (Fall; 4 credits)

Course Format

This course is composed of weekly modules that include an assigned reading, online video lectures, a quiz, and a hands on assignment. Typically, new material for the week is released on Friday and due the following Friday. Students will have access to all of the necessary material through an online classroom that is maintained by the University. Part of this online classroom is a discussion board that allows students to anonymously communicate with each other and the instructor.

Course Topics

  • FTK Imager
  • FTK Registry Viewer
  • FTK Analysis
  • Regular Expressions
  • Processing A Case end-to-end
  • Narrowing Focus, Filtering A Case
  • Windows Artifacts
  • Passwords and Encryption (PRTK and EFS)
  • Digital Forensics Case Reporting
  • Detailed Case Examples (typically 4 large cases)
  • ACE Exam Preparation

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