Computer Forensics Fundamentals
What you'll learn
- Understanding what computer forensics is
- Be able to make a forensics image from a drive
- Be able to mount a drive for analysis
- Understand basic artifacts of the operating system
- Understand basics of first responder to scene and what should be done to secure the digital evidence
- Basic knowledge of computers and ability to run software applications
Computer Forensics Fundamentals will provide:
Foundational concepts about the computer forensics field
Understanding of hexadecimal and hashing in relations to computer forensics
An introductory understanding of what computer forensics is
The process of collecting digital evidence
How do create, mount and explore forensic digital images
Considerations for first responders to a computer crime scene
The course will consist of presentations to explain the concepts of computer forensics as well as demonstrations of proper collections of digital evidence.
This course is designed for anyone with an interest computer forensics to get a taste of the real world of digital forensics examination.
As an introductory course it will consist of presentations, hands on lessons and quizzes.
Who this course is for:
- Anyone with an interest in computer forensics
Having advanced degrees in Information Technology and decades of experience in the field working with hardware, software, networking and databases. I have a passion for computer forensics because it involved detective skills as well as IT proficiency and the combination is a growing field that keeps getting bigger. My profession certifications in the computer forensics field include AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE), EnCase Certified Examiner (ENCE) and Cyber Incident Responder Certificate from the DOD Defense Cyber Crime Center. I bring a diverse experience of IT related topics that i have encountered in my career and paths of study.
I have worked and taught professionally for years Database application programming and administration. I have done database development work in the an Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server environments, as well as taught Oracle database administration at the college level.
In addition to my work in the IT field I also have a diverse background in business, leadership and communications. With interesting in subject matter such as body language and group dynamics, I am able to competently talk about this subject matter with ease. I hope to be adding course on these types of subjects as part of my future endeavors as a Udemy instructor.
Since my childhood I have had the hobby of genealogy. I have traced my family tree through out the United States and Europe. I have combined my fascination with technology and with genealogy to help speed up my research and improve my results. My work in Computer Forensics, finding evidence on a hard drive has assisted with my hobby of finding relatives in my family tree. Both are different forms of detective work that require tracing things back to the origins.