Course Information: Introduction to Computer Forensics

Computer Science Department
Course Competency Plan
COURSE: CpSc 333 Introduction to Computer Forensics

Course Description: This is a fundamental course which covers computer forensics. This class covers methods and tools for gaining forensic information from computer systems and networks. It includes case studies of cyber crimes as well as the application and management of cyber forensics. The course introduces students to forensics tools using hands-on experience and the Internet. Prerequisites: Computer competency or permission of instructor. (3 credits).

Course Outcomes: This course and its outcomes support the Information Technology Learning Outcomes of Problem Solving and Critical Thinking (PS&CT) and Ethical and Professional Responsibilities (E&PR). These Information Technology Learning Outcomes are tied directly to the University Wide Outcomes of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving, and Values and Ethics.

ObjectivesDepartmental Learning Outcomes
The student will be able to:

1. Identify the different hardware and software configurations needed for computer forensic investigations. [IS: PS&CT b]
2. Identify the relationship of hardware to the performance of a computer system to perform forensic investigations. [IS: PS&CT e]
3. Identify, describe and report on the digital evidence on a computer. Write evidence discovery and analysis reports. [IS: C&IS b,c. IT: C&IS b]
4. Identify the concerns related to the ethical and legal use of computer forensics technologies. [IS: E&PR a. IT: E&PR b]
5. Identify the importance of professional organizations in life-long career development [IS: E&PR e. IT: E&PR e]


Problem Solving and Critical Thinking:
Solve problems by creating client/server applications that are efficient, user-friendly, and portable
Communication and Interpersonal skills:
Use written, oral and electronic methods for effective communication.
Ethical and Professional Responsibilities:
Discern and articulate the impact of technologies on society.


Problem Solving and Critical Thinking. Solve business related problems by analyzing
Communication and Interpersonal skills. Use written, oral and electronic methods for effective communication
Ethical and Professional Responsibilities. Discern and articulate the impact of technologies on society.