Computer Forensics Fundamentals will provide:
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 quizs.Who is the target audience?
Introduction and layout of the course. What will be taught and how it will be taughtCourse Introduction 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.What is Computer Forensics? Preview 07:46
Quiz on what was covered in introduction
This lecture covers what hash files are and how they are used in different ways in computer forensics.Understanding Hash Files 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.Hash File Lab 2 pages
This lecture covers the hexadecimal numbering system and how it is used in computer forensics.Understanding Hexadecimal 03:26
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
This lecture covers the physical and logic copies of hardware, slack space and RAMHardware: Physical and Logical Copies 05:25
This lecture covers hardware devices, file systems and operating systems.Hardware Devices, Files Systems and Operating Systems 06:49
Quiz on hardware storage devices, RAM and locations/types of evidenceHardware 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 03:28 Downloading and Installing the software 1 page + – Image acquisition 3 Lectures 05:15 Creating a Forensic Disk Image 04:02
Demonstration on how to add evidence to a caseAdd Evidience 01:13 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 letterMounting an Image 01:50
Over view demonstration of exploring an imageExploring the Image 03:33 + – 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 06:18
Quiz on response to a crime sceneFirst Responders quiz 6 questions + – Conclusion and where to go from here 1 Lecture 03:11
Wrap up and recommendations on where to go from here and in the future.Conclusion and Wrap Up 03:11