Digital forensics

Digital forensics

Course provided by Open University

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 8 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 3

About this course

This free course, Digital forensics, is an introduction to computer forensics and investigation and provides a taster in understanding how to conduct investigations to correctly gather, analyse and present digital evidence to both business and legal audiences.

Summary overview

  • Online anytime

  • 8 hours study time

  • Information technology

  • Free

  • Level 3

Learning outcomes

  1. Explain the origins of forensic science.
  2. Explain the difference between scientific conclusions and legal decision-making.
  3. Explain the role of digital forensics and the relationship of digital forensics to traditional forensic science, traditional science and the appropriate use of scientific methods.
  4. Outline a range of situations where digital forensics may be applicable.
  5. Identify and explain at least three current issues in the practice of digital forensic investigations.