Introduces basic computer forensic methodology. Analysis of File Allocation Table (FAT) file systems, particularly the FAT 32 file system with an emphasis on forensic information from metadata, slack space, and unallocated space. Examination of various Windows® artifacts using appropriate software.
At the end of the course students will be able to:
1. Use basic CMD commands.
2. Make a forensically sound image of a disk.
3. Extract forensically useful information about a file (e.g. location, size, attributes, and dates and times) from a FAT file system.
4. Recover a deleted file from a FAT file system.
5. Identify recycled files in a recycle bin.
6. Find a key/value pair in the registry given its path.
The materials within this course focus on the Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs) identified within the Specialty Areas listed below. Click to view Specialty Area details within the interactive National Cybersecurity Workforce Framework.