Forensic Investigator (Part 1 of 10): Computer Forensic Basics
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Forensic Investigator (Part 1 of 10): Computer Forensic Basics

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Updated Feb 04, 2020

So you’d like to become a computer forensic investigator. Where do you start? Dive into computer forensic basics to establish a solid foundation, starting with answers to the questions of what is computer forensics, why do we need it, and when should we use it? Explore the various categories of cybercrimes and the laws that pertain to them, learn how to begin the investigation process, and get a quick look at forensic readiness and some resources that are available to forensic investigators. This course contains the following lessons:


Lesson 1:

  • What Is Computer Forensics?
  • Why Computer Forensics?
  • When Do You Need Computer Forensics?
  • Categories of Cyber Crimes
  • Challenges
  • Investigation Process
  • Internal or Administrative Investigation
  • Civil vs. Criminal
  • Rules/Keys of Forensic Investigation
  • Enterprise Theory of Investigation.

Lesson 2:

  • Digital Evidence
  • Types of Digital Evidence
  • Qualities of Digital Evidence
  • Why Do We Need Digital Evidence
  • Sources of Potential Evidence
  • Rules of Evidence
  • Best Evidence Rule
  • Federal Rules of Evidence
  • Hearsay Rule
  • Hearsay Rule Exceptions.

Lesson 3:

  • Forensic Readiness
  • Forensic Readiness Checklist
  • Why a Forensics Investigator?
  • Forensic Investigator Responsibilities
  • Making a Forensic Investigator
  • Privacy Issues
  • Code of Ethics
  • Forensic Workgroups.