Metropolitan State University

CFS 280 : Introduction to Computer Forensics

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CFS 262 Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals I AND
CFS 264 Computer and Operating Systems Fundamentals II  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
 
In this course, students learn the fundamental principles and concepts in computer forensics. The topics include the classification of the digital evidence, the procedure of discovering and preserving evidence, types of computer and Internet crimes, and analysis of computer crime statistics and demographics. Students also learn how to search and retrieve information to find the evidence using some common tools. Related legal procedures, regulations, and laws are also discussed briefly.
B. Course Effective Dates: 01/09/2006 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Articulate the differences between digital forensics and other kinds of forensic evidence.
  2. Perform the basic steps and procedures in incident response.
  3. Articulate the legal procedures and standards in collecting, preserving, analyzing, and presenting digital evidence.
  4. Classify, examine and analyze digital evidence using operating system procedures or some open-source tools.
  5. Analyze computer crime statistics and demographics.
  6. Identify the types of computer and Internet crimes.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
None