Free course

Digital forensics

Free statement of participation on completion

Digital evidence features in just about every part of our personal and business lives. Legal and business decisions hinge on having timely data about what people have actually done. This free course, Digital forensics, is an introduction to computer forensics and investigation, and provides a taster in understanding how to conduct investigations to correctly gather, analyse and present digital evidence to both business and legal audiences. It also outlines the tools to locate and analyse digital evidence on a variety of devices, how to keep up to date with changing technologies, and laws and regulations in digital forensics.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • explain the origins of forensic science
  • explain the difference between scientific conclusions and legal decision-making
  • explain the role of digital forensics and the relationship of digital forensics to traditional forensic science, traditional science and the appropriate use of scientific methods
  • outline a range of situations where digital forensics may be applicable
  • identify and explain at least three current issues in the practice of digital forensic investigations.