Metropolitan State University

CFS 499 : Computer Forensics Internship/Capstone

A. Course Description
Credits: 4
Prerequisites: CFS 380 Digital Evidence Analysis AND
ICS 382 Computer Security AND
POL 331 Law and the Legal Process  
Lab Hours/ Weeks: Corequisites: None
Lecture Hours/ Week :  
MnTC Goals: None
This course is designed to provide students an opportunity to practice what they have learned from the computer forensics program through a group project. The topic of the project must be approved by either the instructor or the director of the program. Each project must have a written report and an oral presentation. This course is recommended to be taken in the last semester of the program study.
B. Course Effective Dates: 08/15/2017 - Present
C. Outline of Major Content Areas:
See Course Description for major content areas.
D. Learning Outcomes (General)
  1. Assist either prosecution or defense in a criminal case, or can assist plaintiff or defense in a civil case, to prepare and present digital evidence.
  2. Draft a technical witness statement.
  3. Play appropriate roles in a criminal trial or a civil litigation or an internal affair investigation under a real or mock situation, such as a digital evidence examiner, a defendant, an expert witness, a lawyer, or a judge.
  4. Present a technical witness in a court of law.
  5. Support human rights organizations for protecting privacy
  6. Support the department of homeland security in fighting cyber terrorism.
  7. Use the industry-recognized tools to perform digital data acquisition, preservation, identification, and analysis.
  8. Work on a real-world case and collect, preserve, and analyze proper digital evidence in supporting the case.
  9. Work with the law enforcement in a cyberspace investigation.
E. Learning Outcomes (MN Transfer Curriculum)
This contains no goal areas.
G. Special Information
Note: This course is offered to the students majoring in computer forensics only.