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This course introduces students to digital forensics involving the use of specialised techniques to investigate the recovery, authentication and analysis of data on electronic data storage devices, as well as network security breaches and cyber attacks, using different tools and techniques. Among the topics included in this unit are: describing the process of carrying out digital forensics; forensic investigation legal guidelines and procedures; understanding low-level file structures of several operating systems (OS); creating a book disk to enable forensic examination of devices and undertaking a forensic examination of a device(s) and/or network security breaches and cyber attacks.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to carry out digital forensics in accordance with industry and legal guidelines and procedures using different tools. They will also understand the low-level file structures of several OS and be able to undertake digital forensic investigation of devices. As a result, they will develop skills such as communication literacy, critical thinking, analysis, reasoning and interpretation, which are crucial for gaining employment and developing academic competence.

By the end of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Examine the processes and procedures for carrying out digital forensic investigation.
  2. Discuss the legal and professional guidelines and procedures for carrying out digital forensic investigation.
  3. Use a tool or tools to conduct digital forensic investigation on devices or networks or cyber attacks.
  4. Develop a forensic examination plan and make some recommendations for use in digital forensic investigation.

There are no formal prerequisites or qualifications required to enroll. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • As the course is conducted entirely in English, we recommend that learners have a good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken, to gain maximum benefit.
  • Since this is an online course, you’ll need a computer, tablet, or smartphone with internet access. Familiarity with basic computer skills would be advantageous.
  • While you can learn at your own pace, dedicating consistent time to the course will help you understand and retain the material better.

          Registration process:

          • Based on course settings, students might be requested to fill in an application (online) and provide us with correct information about themselves before being able to proceed with the course.
          • We will contact you by email if we need more details after submitting your application.
          • After approval, you can proceed with payment and start the course.

          Materials are organized under different lessons. The lessons consist of self-study contents including reading-texts, practical activity, assignment and quizzes in which students can engage and learn.

          The course has supervisors and instructors; they are available online to support students by answering their questions or explain different topics to them. This will be managed under discussion section, forums, direct contact or by online meetings.

          When student successfully completes all lessons, quizzes and pass assignment, he/she will be offered a certificate.

          The course is available as an individual or under Pearson Qualifications (HNC/HND) in Computing. The price will be updated based on the selected option. The individual course fee is higher because awarding body has additional fees for individual enrollment. At the same time, a discount will be automatically added when you order HNC/HND in Computing or if you’re already enrolled under these qualifications.

          Courses awarded under Next Gates have no discount, and the fee is already reduced.

          * Note that prices don’t include VAT. Additional fee might be applied at checkout.

          Course Curriculum

          Section One
          Section Two
          Section Three
          Section Four
          Section Five
          Final Assignments

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