Digital Forensics Basics

AWR139 - 7.00 Hours


  • EC  AWR139  81
    No cost


This course covers investigative methods and standards for the acquisition, extraction, preservation, analysis, and deposition of digital evidence from storage devices. This course offers a wide array of forensics situations that are applicable to the real world. Students will learn how to find traces of illegal or illicit activities left on disk with computer forensics tools and manual techniques, and how to recover data intentionally hidden or encrypted by perpetrators.

Two credit hours through ACE are provided only if all four courses within the Online for IT Professionals (Cyber 201) track are completed.


  • 56K modem internet connection (broadband connection recommended)
  • Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer 6 or higher, Firefox 2.0 or higher, or Safari 2 or higher)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7 or higher
  • Adobe Flash or higher

Course Completion Requirements

  • Current browser (i.e., Internet Explorer or, Firefox, Safari)
  • To prevent issues during your online course, please be sure that your web browser is updated to the latest version
  • Pop-ups must be enabled
  • Adobe Flash or higher (i.e., Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer etc.)


Broadband connection recommended.


Evidentiary reporting +Computer technologies+Digital evidence collection

Suggested Audience

  • Emergency management agency
  • Emergency medical services
  • Fire service
  • Governmental administrative
  • Law enforcement
  • Healthcare
  • Public health
  • Public safety communications
  • Public works
  • Hazardous Materials Personnel
  • Government Programs, Certifications and Accreditations

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    Continuing Education & Professional Credits

      Other Information

      In order to receive the full two credit hours, all four classes in the Cybersecurity for IT Professionals track must be successfully completed.

      After registering for this online course, you will receive an email with instructions for getting started. If you do not receive a confirmation within one hour, please contact us.

      Contact Information

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