Digital Forensics 2 - Howard

Digital Forensics is the study of examining digital data to detect and analyze digital evidence. It is commonly used in legal investigations and corporate compliance procedures where evidence is stored on computers or digital storage devices. This course provides students with instruction and hands-on laboratory experience applying practical solutions to complex computer forensics case studies. The course consists of 12 lessons with corresponding lab activities and written homework assignments. Upon successful completion, students will be able to: ● Explore various career opportunities for digital forensic examiners. ● Define and identify several types of cyber crimes, including identity theft. ● Define subpoenas, search warrants, and other jurisprudence terms. ● Understand laws affecting digital forensic examinations and technicians. ● Identify various sources of electronic information for computer forensic examiners. ● Prepare evidence and document seizure by studying various case studies. ● Gather and document evidence using chain of custody formats. ● Develop investigative thinking and awareness. ● Examine various data hiding techniques. ● Define encryption and hashing terminology and techniques. ● Compare and contrast electronic password cracking and password recovery tools.
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Montgomery College
Project Name:
Cyber Pathways Across Maryland
cybersecurity, cyber, information technology, computer hardware, computer software, computer networking, digital security, computer technician, computer repair, computer user support, digital forensics, ethical hacking, Cisco, networking, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
Industry Sector:
Information Technology -- Computer Operating Systems (Programming), Digital Forensics, Cyber Security, Network Security, IT Security (51)
Computer and Mathematical Occupations -- Network and Computer Systems Administrators (15-1071)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (11)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Certificate
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
Time varies by resource.
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Mix of Active and Presentation.
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Course Note:
Cyber Technology certificate


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