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Introduction to Computer Forensics (1 Day)

Course Title: Introduction to Computer Forensics
Reference: ICF1
Duration: 8 Hours

Course Aim:

The Introduction to Computer Forensics course provides attendees with a basic knowledge of digital forensic examinations, and shows how evidential findings are applied within criminal and civil cases.

The course provides an overview of the tools and techniques used, the types of digital storage media likely to be encountered, as well as clear explanations of the terminology and software commonly found within cases involving computer evidence. The course also highlights the areas of law most relevant to cases involving digital forensic evidence.

Finally, the course reviews the topics covered in relation to an actual case. This part of the study assesses the documentary evidence paper trail, the forensic examination, findings, and the eventual outcome of the case.

Topics Covered:

  • Introduction to Computer Forensics and Computer Evidence
  • Types of digital storage media
  • An explanation of common terms encountered in computer evidence cases
  • Explanation and demonstration of file Time/Date Stamps
  • Software commonly encountered when dealing with computer forensic evidence
  • A review of Stated Cases involving computer forensic evidence

Intended learning outcomes:

Upon completion, students should have a fundamental understanding of Computer Forensics, i.e. a basic knowledge of the process, application, and effectiveness of digital forensics, and how resultant evidence can be applied within legal cases.

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About Us


Fields Associates is a consultancy firm specialising in digital forensics, security and electronic discovery who have, following our formation in 1999, assisted numerous high-profile and prestigious clients from solicitors firms, law-enforcement agencies and numerous organisations within both the private and public sectors.

Technology now plays a prominent role in our everyday lives and the need to have a robust, skilled and reliable team of experts to hand cannot be understated. Irrespective of whether you require assistance discovering evidence stored on any kind of electronic device, an expert report or witness testimony to assist with litigation or to implement new and more dependable information security systems, Fields Associates has the expertise and experience to meet your needs.

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