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CIS286 Computer Forensics

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Introduces computer security administrators to computer forensics. Includes setup and use of an investigator's laboratory, computer investigations using digital evidence controls, processing crime and incident scenes, performing data acquisition, computer forensic analysis, e-mail investigations, image file recovery, investigative report writing, and expert witness testimony. Prerequisite: CS 140U and (CIS 240L or CIS 240M), or instructor permission. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide.)

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40495 CanceledWeb

CanceledNot applicableTextbooks for CRN 40495
Instructor: STAFF
Tuition: credit Fees: $12
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4461 or 971-722-4096.

Course details: CRN 40495

Course materials


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Computer system with at least: 
  • RAM:  8 GB of RAM (16 GB recommended)
  • 60 GB of free disk space  (this is in addition to the free space required by the Host OS)
  • USB port (send the instructor an email if this is an issue)
  • USB hard drive
  • Internet access


  • Bowser software - Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.
  • Word Processing software - Microsoft Word, OpenOffice, or Libre office 
  • Hypervisor Virtualization software, For Example - VirtulBox, Hyper-V, VMware, etc.
  •      Note: ViturlBox, Hyper-V, and VMware player are available for download free of charge.
  •      Using Hyper-V requires at least Windows 10 Education or Pro.

Web course information

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Web & Remote Teaching Technical Requirements:
Please be sure to read the quick guide to Online Learning technical requirements.
Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities taking Web based classes please visit the Disability Services website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
Before you take your first online class at PCC, you must complete the start guide for online learning. The start guide will help you decide if online classes are right for you. Once you complete the start guide, you will be eligible to register for online classes.

The Start Guide is not required for Hybrid or Remote Courses but strongly recommended. To learn more, go to https://www.pcc.edu/osg