School of Information Technology
School of Information Technology

Computer Forensics (Online Program): Associate of Applied Science Degree
Indianapolis, IN Campus

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Course Descriptions

CF200 Computer Forensics for the First Responder | 4 credit hours

This course covers specific procedures for maintaining and preserving all evidence at the scene of a computer crime including preserving volatile memory evidence, dealing with intruders still in the target system and responding to potential traps that might destroy evidence. Coverage of first responder procedures and techniques to maintain system integrity, contain the intrusion, preserve existing evidence and notify Management and Incident response teams of the intrusion will also be discussed. Prerequisite: IT183 Information Security Fundamentals; Prerequisite or Corequisite: CJ241 Criminal Investigation

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CF210 Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Tools | 4 credit hours

This course explores the areas of cybercrime, security threats, and the legal considerations facing Cyber Security professionals in dealing with the discovery, investigation and prosecution of cybercrimes. Tools used by computer forensic professionals while investigating such incidents, and the use of these tools for the collection, examination and preservation of evidence for future prosecution will also be discussed. Prerequisite or Corequisite: CF200 Computer Forensics for the First Responder

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CF220 Computer Forensics Evidence Collection and Preservation | 4 credit hours

This course presents the techniques and principles used by computer forensic practitioners in the collection of digital evidence, the documentation of the procedures used during an investigation, and the preservation of that evidence for use in future legal procedures. Prerequisite: CF210 Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Tools

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CF300 Practical Windows Forensics and Networking | 4 credit hours

This course examines the potential problems and risks associated with Windows Network Operating Systems and their associated networks. Students will be exposed to the areas where a cybercriminal might attack a Windows system, Windows specific tools used to image digital data systems, and the most likely areas where evidence of criminal activity might be found. Prerequisite: CF210 Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Tools

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CF310 Practical Linux Forensics and Networking | 4 credit hours

This course examines the potential problems and risks associated with Linux Network Operating Systems and their associated networks. Students will be exposed to the areas where a cybercriminal might attack a Linux system, Linux specific tools used to image digital data systems, and the most likely areas where evidence of criminal activity might be found. Prerequisite: CF210 Cybercrime and Digital Forensic Tools

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CF320 Computer Forensics Evidence Analysis and Presentation | 4 credit hours

This course presents the techniques and principles used by computer forensic practitioners in the examination and analysis of digital evidence. Methods and procedural requirements for presentation of computer forensic evidence in a court of law will also be discussed. Prerequisite: CF220 Computer Forensics: Evidence Collection and Preservation

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CF380 Computer Forensics Capstone | 4 credit hours

The Capstone Project provides an independent learning environment that will allow the student to use their accumulated experience and knowledge to examine a "Target" system for cybercrime activity, image and collect data, document and preserve that data, and analyze and prepare it for presentation in a criminal prosecution. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 80 credits earned in the program of study including CF320 Computer Forensics: Evidence Analysis and Presentation or equivalent

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CJ123 Criminal Law | 4 credit hours

This course introduces the student to criminal law, which involves the imposition of penalties for engaging in criminal conduct. The course also explores the distinction between criminal law, which typically is enforced by the government, and civil law, which may be enforced by private parties. Prerequisites: GE175 American Government or equivalent, GE217 Composition II or equivalent, An introductory level Criminal Justice or Paralegal Studies course

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CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice | 4 credit hours

This survey course introduces the student to the scope, principles and purposes of the American criminal justice system with emphasis on crime, law enforcement, courts and corrections.

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CJ241 Criminal Investigation | 4 credit hours

This course explores theoretical and practical aspects of criminal investigation and introduces the student to investigative processes, procedures and challenges. Prerequisite: CJ131 Introduction to Criminal Justice

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CJ333 Constitutional Law | 4 credit hours

This course provides a survey of major constitutional thought and a review of primary constitutional issues. Prerequisite: CJ123 Criminal Law or equivalent

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GE117 Composition I | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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GE127 College Mathematics I | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

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GE175 American Government | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course covers principles and theory related to the United States government, including the development and foundations of the Constitution, the organization and function of the federal government including the legislative, executive and judicial branches, political parties and the electoral process, and the relationship between states and the federal government. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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GE217 Composition II | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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GE273 Microeconomics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces the economic way of thinking as it provides the basic principles of microeconomics. It is the study of choices made by households, firms, and government and how these choices impact the market economy. Prerequisites: GE117 Composition I or equivalent, GE127 College Mathematics I or equivalent

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GE347 Group Dynamics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision-making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

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IT181 OS Platforms and Computer Technologies | 4 credit hours

This course offers an overview of operating system platforms, hardware architectures and models, and the essentials of software applications and computer-based systems. Prerequisite: TB145 Introduction to Computing

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IT182 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies | 4 credit hours

This course offers a survey of networking technologies and the use of networks in an end-user computing environment. Major concepts such as OSI and TCP/IP models, network media specifications and functions, LAN/WAN protocols, topologies, and network infrastructures and capabilities will be discussed. Prerequisite: IT181 OS Platforms and Computer Technologies

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IT183 Information Security Fundamentals | 4 credit hours

This course offers an overview of security elements, concepts, and information security goals with a focus on availability, integrity and confidentiality concepts and their implementation in information security systems. Prerequisite: IT182 Fundamentals of Networking Technologies

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TB139A Strategies for Learning in a Technical Environment | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society and including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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TB141 Introduction to Productivity Software | 4 credit hours

The course covers the fundamentals of productivity software. Emphasis is placed on word processing, spreadsheets, file management, and presentations as well as integration of productivity software.

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TB145 Introduction to Computing | 4 credit hours

The course offers an overview of the computing field and computer technology trends with emphasis on terminology and concepts related to PC hardware and software components and their functions from a hands-on approach. Entry-level hands-on skills as well as theory in handling PC hardware will be taught.

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TB332 Professional Procedures and Portfolio Development | 4 credit hours

Students are required to plan and compile their projects in the form of a portfolio. Instruction on interviewing procedures and writing business communications is also included in this course. Prerequisite: Students must have completed 72 quarter credit hours prior to taking this course


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Nick Collins
Information Technology - Computer Network Systems
Associate of Applied Science

Graduated 2007
Omaha, NE

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