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Current Issues for Practitioners (Forensic Computing)

Overview

The field of forensic computing is subject to rapid change driven by technological, legal, practical and regulatory requirements. This course provides an opportunity for current issues to be explored, and allows students to develop the skills required to analyse future issues, devise solutions and implement them. It is anticipated that course content will evolve rapidly to reflect current developments.

Structure and content

Duration: 1 Week Full Time

Examination: Coursework 1.5 hours

Topics Include: Research methods, planning, recording ethical issues, quality standards and regulatory frameworks, current and recent challenges e.g. cloud computing, distributed processing, and pervasive networks.

Who the course is for

This course is for practitioners, and applicants should normally be employed by, and sponsored by law enforcement or associated agencies, or a reputable organisation involved in the forensic computing domain.

Recommended prior knowledge

For new or inexperienced analysts, it is strongly recommended that Foundations of Forensic Computing is completed before other courses are attempted.

Accredited Prior Learning (APL) may be awarded for previous relevant studies. Individual guidance will be provided with respect to assessing APL.

Key learning outcomes

Students will acquire skills that will allow them to analyse future issues, devise solutions, and implement them.

What you will achieve

This course is designed to address the need for continuing professional development and career progression within a rapidly changing environment.

With this course students will be awarded 10 credits. Students can then build more credits through successful completion of related courses and assessments, which may lead to a PG Cert Higher Education award.

People

This course is taught exclusively by Angus Marshall.

With well over 1,000 forensic examinations, and 14 years of experience in teaching forensic computing, courses offered by Angus are highly specialist with a blend of highly practical hands-on experience, combined with rigorous theoretical and academic training.

Delivery

Course delivery is a combination of practical hands-on experience, combined with rigorous theoretical and academic training

Facilities

The course is delivered in the Forensic Laboratory at De Montfort University, in Leicester City Centre.

The laboratory is new, and has been purpose built with “super fast” machines, wide screen monitors, and an array of top-of-the range display systems. The Lab is situated within a security controlled area of the Cyber Security Centre, and is a very pleasant place to work.

Price

£1,400

Dates

TBC

Places to stay

There are numerous hotels within easy walking distance (5-10 minutes) of De Montfort University (DMU) offering different grades of accommodation. Most will offer Government and Law Enforcement or DMU rates. A number are on the edge of the Town Centre and either have their own car parks, or have arrangements in place for discounted parking nearby.

Contact us

Sue Williamson
Faculty of Technology
Gateway House 4.64
De Montfort University
The Gateway
Leicester
LE1 9BH, UK

T: +44 (0)116 250 6339

E: fc4p@dmu.ac.uk|

 


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