Course Content and Outcomes Guide for CIS 286 Effective Spring 2021
- Course Number:
- CIS 286
- Course Title:
- Computer Forensics
- Credit Hours:
- Lecture Hours:
- Lecture/Lab Hours:
- Lab Hours:
- Special Fee:
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon completion of the course students should be able to:
Explain how to conduct a digital forensics investigation, including the concept of the chain of evidence.
Report findings from digital forensic investigations.
Perform recovery of digital evidence from various digital devices using a variety of software utilities.
Course Activities and Design
This course is presented by means of:
- on-campus lectures or on-line lessons
- group discussions
- individual lab assignments
- group lab assignments.
Students will be required to use essential tools to complete the lab assignments.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Through exams and lab assignments students will be assessed to determine whether they are able to:
- Define and discuss the concepts of computer forensics.
- Explain the career of a computer forensics professional.
- Explain and apply the concepts of computer investigations.
- Setup and operate in an investigator's office and laboratory.
- Select and apply current computer forensics tools.
- Identify and apply current practices for processing crime and incident scenes.
- Explain and apply digital evidence controls.
- Explain and perform forensic analysis in various operating system environments.
- Explain the boot processes and disk structures of various operating system environments.
- Identify and apply current practices for data discovery recovery and acquisition.
- Conduct basic computer forensic analysis.
- Demonstrate the recovery of image files.
- Conduct basic network forensic analysis.
- Perform e-mail investigations.
- Act as expert witness and report results of investigations.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
- Computer forensics.
- Computer investigations.
- Computer forensics laboratory.
- Computer forensics tools.
- Crime and incident scenes
- Digital evidence practices.
- Data and image recovery.
- Network monitoring and forensic analysis.
- E-mail recovery and analysis.
- Testimony and reporting.