Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
    May 25, 2024  
Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NWIT 263 - Introduction to Digital Forensics

(G only)

Introduction to the techniques and tools of digital forensics investigations. The course emphasizes digital forensic procedures, digital forensic tools, and legal issues relating to digital forensics. Students receive step-by-step explanations on how to use the most popular forensic tools. Topics include coverage of the latest technology, including PDAs, cell phones, and thumb drives. This course includes many hands-on activities that allow students to practice skills as they are learned. This course is equivalent to Cyber WATCH course CW 170. PREREQUISITE(S): NWIT 127 . Three hours each week. Formerly NW 263.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:

  • Process crime and incident scenes.
  • Work with Windows and DOS Systems to obtain forensics information.
  • Make use of current computer forensics tools.
  • Perform computer forensics analysis and validation.
  • Recover graphics files.
  • Perform network forensics.
  • Perform e-mail investigations.
  • Handle cell phone and mobile device forensics.
  • Write reports for high-tech investigations.
  • Present expert testimony in high-tech investigations.

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