CIS145C :  Computer Maintenance and Forensics III

This course examines advanced computer hardware/software problems and corrective processes/procedures. An advanced exploration of troubleshooting applications and utilities to configure and troubleshoot hardware/software problems is examined. An advanced level approach to electronic data forensics will include LiveCD operating system image files, use and applications. Hands-on evaluation of suspect storage media will be conducted in a lab setting. Advanced programs and utilities to recapture data from secondary storage devices will be explored. Topics include file allocation table location and layout, suspect and hidden directories/folders, data file structures, file slack, drive slack, temporary file locations, advanced utility software and advanced computer/electronics forensics analysis. Simulated courtroom testimony is also explored.
Prerequisite: CIS145B. Internet access is necessary to complete some assignments.
Credit Hours: 3
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