Students will gain a practical knowledge of the elements of digital forensics as it relates to parsing and understanding file system structure and use. File systems are the underlining structures of hardware systems and are used as a method of storing and organizing computer files and their data.
Make use of forensic tools to analyze the FAT, NTFS and ext file systems
Identify the important data structures on the FAT, NTFS, ext and HFS+ file systems
Examine the structure of a disk drive including the boot record, partition table and slack space
Make use of forensic tools to acquire forensically sound images of disk drives
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.