Introduction to Digital Forensics

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Gain foundational digital forensics skills.

Learn how digital forensics assists in the investigation of crimes and cybersecurity incidents.

This course may be stacked into a Bachelor degree. 

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Key facts

Course category
Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Introductory Courses, Cybersecurity, Bachelor Microcredentials
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Duration
2 weeks
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Prerequisite/s
There are no prerequisites for this short course
Certification
Digital Credential

Why this course?

Aimed at people with no experience in cybersecurity or IT, this fully online microcredential will give you foundational skills in computer architectures, key concepts associated with data structures, evidence collection and validation, as well as various forensics tools and techniques.

 

Together with its companion course, Digital Forensics and Investigation, 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: 

  • What is digital forensics investigation?
  • Digital investigation process models.
  • Identifying, acquiring, seizing and storing digital evidence.
  • Using digital forensic tools including Magnet AXIOM software.

On successful completion of this course, you wil be awarded a digital credential and earn 5 credit points that can be accumulated with its partner course, Digital Forensics and Investigation, 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 basic skills in:

  • Digital forensic investigation
  • Cybercrime investigation
  • Data acqusition
  • Ethical conduct
  • Private sector digital investigation
  • Public sector digital invesgtigation
  • Evidence collection
  • Data validation and verification

Your study experience

This course is delivered over two weeks. The total expected time commitment for this course is 40 hours, which includes guided learning, extended reading and assessment.  

 

The assessment for this course comprises an online quiz, with a pass rate of 80%.  

 

Frequently Asked Questions

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