Digital Forensics and Investigation

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Deepen your digital forensics knowledge

A follow up course to Introduction to Digital Forensics, learn how the latest forensic theories and practices are used in forensic discovery and analysis and lay the foundations for work as an investigator in the public or private sectors.  

This course may be stacked into a Bachelor degree. 

 

$850.00

Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity, Bachelor Microcredentials
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Duration
4 weeks
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Prerequisite/s
Prior knowledge of digital forensics or completion of microcredential 'Introduction to Digital Forensics'.
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Building on concepts introduced in Introduction to Digital Forensics, this microcredential covers the latest forensic theories and practices are used in forensic discovery and analysis and lay the foundations for work as an investigator in the public or private sectors.  The course is also suitable for people with prior knowledge of digital forensics. 

 

Together with its companion course, this microcredential can be stacked into a subject for potential advanced standing in the Bachelor of Cybersecurity. 

Why study a short course at La Trobe

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Course content

Topics include:

  • Computer architectures and key concepts associated with data structures, evidence collection and validation

  • The latest forensic theory and practice used in forensic discovery and analysis

  • Forensics tools and techniques used on varying types of hardware when gatherine and analysing digital evidence

  • How to apply legally compliant processes and procedures for forensically gathering and analysing digital evidence and deliver a presentation of findings.

On successful completion of this course, you wil be awarded a digital credential and earn 10 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Introduction to Digital Forensic, to stack into  'Introduction to Computer Forensics (CSE3CFN)', a subject within the Bachelor of Cybersecurity. 

Credit for study in this course may be available. This recognises prior study or learning that can be credited towards a qualification, thereby reducing the number of subjects required to complete a course. For further information refer to the advanced standing requirements.

You’ll learn:

This microcredential will equip you with a sound knowledge of digital foresnics and basic skills in:

  • Digital forensic investigation

  • Cybercrime investigation

  • Windows file system investigation

  • Email investigation

  • Graphics investigation

  • Cloud investigation

  • Non-volatile memory investigation

  • Data hiding 

  • Ethical conduct.

Your study experience

The course is delivered online over 4 weeks.  The the total expected time commitment for this course is 80 hours.  

The assessment comprises:

  • Digital Forensics exam (70%)
  • Malware Analysis/Risk Assessment written report (30%).

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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Email: LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

Phone: 1300 135 045

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To arrange payment by BPAY or EFT, please contact LaTrobeProfessional@latrobe.edu.au 

I have paid the fee for a short course. When will I have access to the course?  

Access to courses is generally available two weeks in advance of the scheduled course start date, or as advised in the registration confirmation email.  Course materials are made available via our Learning Management System (LMS) for which you will be provided with your username and initial password.

Can I arrange payment with a Purchase Order?

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