Intermediate Computer Forensics
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
- 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
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
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.