Computer Forensics Fundamentals
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Computer Forensics Fundamentals

An introduction to Computer Forensics, to demonstrate the process of going from the crime scene to the court room.
4.4 (2,801 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7,285 students enrolled
Created by John Boyle
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 9 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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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
Course content
Expand all 18 lectures 59:59
+ Understanding what computer forensics is
2 lectures 09:51

Introduction and layout of the course. What will be taught and how it will be taught

Preview 02:05

The course introduction giving a working definition of what computer forensics is, the steps of basic computer forensics and ways computers can be used to commit a crime.

Preview 07:46

Quiz on what was covered in introduction

Introduction Quiz
4 questions
+ Understanding Hash and hexadecimal
4 lectures 08:41

This lecture covers what hash files are and how they are used in different ways in computer forensics.

Preview 05:15

This is a lab exercise to the understanding hash files better. You can create your own txt files or download the ones in the lecture extras section.  If the website in the PDF file is not available use the following website to complete the exercise:

Hash File Lab
2 pages

This lecture covers the hexadecimal numbering system and how it is used in computer forensics.

Understanding Hexadecimal

This is a lab exercise to understand hex editor software and file headers better. Download the 3 supplemental files and follow the instructions in the lab.

Hexadecimal Lab
1 page

Quiz about understanding of hash values and hexadecimal numbers

Hash and Hex quiz
8 questions
+ Understanding hardware and file sytems in relation to computer forensics
2 lectures 12:14

This lecture covers the physical and logic copies of hardware, slack space and RAM

Hardware: Physical and Logical Copies

This lecture covers hardware devices, file systems and operating systems.

Hardware Devices, Files Systems and Operating Systems

Quiz on hardware storage devices, RAM and locations/types of evidence

Hardware and Evidence Quiz
9 questions
+ Imaging software
2 lectures 03:28

An overview of the forensics imaging software used to make, mount and explorer forensic images.

Imaging Software Overview
Downloading and Installing the software
1 page
+ Image acquisition
3 lectures 05:15
Creating a Forensic Disk Image

Demonstration on how to add evidence to a case

Add Evidience
Acquiring an Image
1 page
+ Mounting and Exploring an image file
2 lectures 05:23

Demonstration of how to mount and image as a drive letter

Mounting an Image

Over view demonstration of exploring an image

Exploring the Image
+ First responder supplimental
1 lecture 06:18

This lesson covers procedures for first responders to a scene collecting evidence.

First Responders Guide to Collecting Evidence

Quiz on response to a crime scene

First Responders quiz
6 questions
+ Conclusion and where to go from here
2 lectures 03:49

Wrap up and recommendations on where to go from here and in the future.

Conclusion and Wrap Up
Bonus Lecture: More computer forensics