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.

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.