Computer Digital Evidence Recovery

Class Code: 
D300
Subject Area: 
D - Digital Evidence
Class Location: 
California Criminalistics Institute / Rancho Cordova and various
Class Description: 

This 80-hour course is designed for investigators who have basic computer skills and are new to computer forensics. This class will provide training on: forensic computer components; set-up and trouble shooting of forensic hardware and software; case management; understanding the fundamentals of a search warrant; search and seizure of computer/digital evidence; tools, skills and protocols necessary to assist in the forensic investigation and prosecution of a computer crime.
The course includes:
Understanding of computer forensics;
Fundamentals of computer hardware;
Working a case from the beginning to the final report;
Conducting basic searches and analysis of evidence;
Overview of forensics software;
Legal update;
Writing effective search warrants;
Preparing evidence for presentation in court;
Understanding file systems;
Evidence identification;
Removal, recovery, and accessing digital media,
Understanding fundamentals of write blocking

Instructor: 
Various
Teaching Methods: 
Lecture, hands-on practical exercises.
Objectives: 
Course exercises are designed to simulate criminal situations and test the student’s ability to complete a successful forensic investigation on digital evidence.
Prerequisites: 
Successful completion of D250 PC Forensics Basic Data Recovery
Tuition: 
There is no cost to local law enforcement agencies. State or federal employees who qualify for this class must pay $3,261 for registration and materials.
Course Contact: 
Training officer Martin Balcazar at (916) 464-0460, FAX (916) 464-5818

Schedule of Classes:


No classes are scheduled at this time.

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