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Introduction to Computer Forensics

This is an elective course in the Cyber Security Certificate Program.

Course Description

Designed to provide a solid foundation in the theory and practice of essential computer forensic techniques, this introductory course in computer forensics focuses on preparing students to respond to many types of crisis situations by providing the skills needed to respond to an investigation. Focus is placed on the role of computer forensics and the methods used in the investigation of computer crimes. Other topics covered include aspects of the legal process that apply to computer forensics, detailed explanations of how to effectively manage a forensics investigation, and ways to preserve and present evidence. On the technical side, forensics on Windows Systems including the file system, the registry, and events will be discussed. Live analysis, linux systems, and browser artifacts are also included in the topics covered along with a primer on commercial tools as well as open source tools available.

Prerequisite: I&C SCI X465.11 Host and OS Security and I&C SCI X465.00 Introduction to Cyber Security

  • Details
  • $795
  • June 28, 2021 to September 05, 2021
  • Delivery Mode: Online
  • Reg#: 00251
  • ID/Units: I&C SCI X465.07  (3.00)
    ( Section 1 )
  • Quarter: SUMMER 2021


Marc Fruchtbaum, MS, earned his BS and MS degrees in “Cyber & Information Security” from Capitol Technology University, a NSA Center of Excellence. In addition to teaching, he is currently a Cyber Operations SME at KEYW in Maryland. He specializes in content development for DoD Cyber Courseware. In his spare time, as a Second Lieutenant, he serves with the Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) CyberSecurity Unit. He was published in a prominent Security+ lab manual and enjoys participating and coordinating regional Cyber competitions.

Textbook Information

Textbooks for your course may be purchased from any vendor or bookseller of your choice.

No textbook information is available for this course.

Meeting Schedule

EventDateDayStart TimeEnd TimeLocationRoom
START06/28/2021Monday------Online (Access Begins)---
END09/05/2021Sunday------Online (Access Ends)---