IT 0165. Computer Forensics Fundamentals

Units: 3
Formerly known as CIS 88
Advisory: Completion of ADMJ 54 and IT 120 with grades of "C" or better
Hours: 72 (54 lecture, 18 laboratory)
Introduction to the methods used to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation, beginning with a discussion of ethics, while mapping the objectives of the International Association of Computer Investigative Specialists (IACIS) certification. Topics covered include an overview of computer forensics as a profession; the computer investigation process; understanding operating systems boot processes and disk structures; data acquisition and analysis; technical writing; and a review of familiar computer forensics tools. Also includes exploration and practice of 21st century career skills: Analysis/Solution Mindset. (CSU)