By Dennis Labossiere, August 2015
The Computer Forensics track is 2 semesters, 32 weeks and 4 classes long. In the Forensics track, you will learn Windows Forensic methodologies, RAM analysis, Prefetch folder parsing, Windows Event Log analysis, web history, recycle bin forensics, registry analysis, Shadow Copy forensics, Linux and telecommunications forensics. By the end of the four courses, you will be able to conduct a forensic examination of a computer and understand the legal and privacy considerations in collecting digital evidence in a manner that is scientifically sound and follows industry standards. You'll learn key Windows artifacts, such as the Windows Registry, Internet History artifacts, event logs, key Linux artifacts, and key telecommunication artifacts. You will understand the importance of chain-of-custody, hashing, write protection, working copies and other issues unique to conducting forensic examinations in a network environment. You'll also be able to write a repeatable, unbiased, and professional computer forensic report to accurately document your methodology and findings.