Digital forensics involves the investigation of computer-related crimes with the goal of obtaining evidence to be presented in a court of law.
In this course, you will learn the principles and techniques for digital forensics investigation and the spectrum of available computer forensics tools. You will learn about core forensics procedures to ensure court admissibility of evidence, as well as the legal and ethical implications. You will learn how to perform a forensic investigation on both Unix/Linux and Windows systems with different file systems. You will also be guided through forensic procedures and review and analyze forensics reports.
This offering is part of the RITx Cybersecurity MicroMasters Program that prepares students to enter and advance in the field of computing security.
Week 1: Digital Forensics Fundamentals
Introduction to Incident response
digital forensics four-step procedure
Concepts: computer/network/Internet forensic and anti-forensics
Week 2: Unix/Linux fundamentals
Unix/Linux incident response tools
Unix/Linux file systems (Ext2/Ext3)
Week 3: Unix/Linux Forensic Investigation
Unix/Linux forensics investigation steps and technologies
Unix/Linux forensics case studies
Week 4: Windows Incident Response
Windows incident response tools
Week 5: Windowsfundamentals
Windows file systems
Windows forensics tools
Week 6:Windows Forensic Investigation
Windows forensics analysis – registry and other artifacts
MOOCs stand for Massive Open Online Courses. These arefree online courses from universities around the world (eg. StanfordHarvardMIT) offered to anyone with an internet connection.
How do I register?
To register for a course, click on "Go to Class" button on the course page. This will take you to the providers website where you can register for the course.
How do these MOOCs or free online courses work?
MOOCs are designed for an online audience, teaching primarily through short (5-20 min.) pre recorded video lectures, that you watch on weekly schedule when convenient for you. They also have student discussion forums, homework/assignments, and online quizzes or exams.