Intermediate Computer Forensics
4.4 (250 ratings)
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Intermediate Computer Forensics

Learning Intermediate computer forensic skills and techniques
4.4 (250 ratings)
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1,025 students enrolled
Created by John Boyle
Last updated 7/2020
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Know different types of investigations and investigative software
  • Know how to Search a computer image for relevant files both active and deleted
  • Know how to search a web browser history, recycle bin and Thumbs DB file for evidence
  • Know the basics of creating a Computer forensics report
Requirements
  • A basic understanding of what computer forensics is
  • Recommend that you my other course Computer Forensics Fundamentals, but not required
  • We will be using mostly open source tools, such as Autopsy and Scalpel which will be downloaded during the course
Description

This course is designed for people with a working knowledge of computer forensics but looking to go deeper into specific skill and techniques of the the field.  This is the second course following my pervious course Computer Forensics Fundamentals.  While that course is recommended it is not required to take this course as they are independent in regard to topics taught.  

  • Intermediate Computer Forensics will provide: 
  • Understanding of Public vs Private investigations 
  • Understanding of different types of computer forensics software 
  • Disk Image Analysis through searching and keyword lists
  • File carving and the Thumb DB file
  • Website and Browser history forensics
  • Recycle bin and deleted files forensics
  • Creating forensics reports of an investigation

The course will consist of presentations to explain the concepts of computer forensics as well as demonstrations of proper software and collections of digital evidence. 

This course is designed for anyone with an interest computer forensics to get a deeper taste of the real world of digital forensics examination. 

As an intermediate course it will consist of presentations, hands on lessons and quizs.


Who this course is for:
  • Someone with an interest in learning computer forensics
  • Someone who wants to know more about how computer stores information and how to find it.
  • Someone with a cursory knowledge of computer forensics but wants to know more about the details
Course content
Expand all 20 lectures 01:20:31
+ Introduction
1 lecture 01:42

Introduction lecture for Intermediate Computer Forensics to discuss the topics that will be covered as well as the way the course will be taught.

Preview 01:42
+ Public vs. Private Investigations
1 lecture 04:31

A discussions of the differences and nuances of a public vs private investigations.

Preview 04:31
+ Image Analysis
2 lectures 15:32
Using the Software to Analyse an Image
12:02
Searching the Image for Evidence
03:30
Search Quiz
2 questions
+ File Carving and Thumbs.db
4 lectures 14:29
File Carving
04:06
Thumbs.db
02:05
Carving a file from the Image
05:45
Analysis of the Thumbs.db
02:33
+ Website History and Analysis
2 lectures 06:14
Web Browsers 101 - Types and what information they provide
03:01
Finding the Browser Data and Interpreting
03:13
+ Recycle Bin and Deleted Files
3 lectures 09:32
Recycle Bin and Deleted files - Finding files after they ahve been deleted
04:57
Finding evidence in the Recycle Bin
02:32
Finding Deleted Files on the Image
02:03
+ Reporting
1 lecture 10:41
Producing Reports from the Investigation
10:41
+ Conclution and Wrap Up
2 lectures 08:28
Conclustion and Wrap Up
07:45
Bonus Lecture: More computer forensics
00:43