CS W60 Computer Forensics: Digital CSI. Computer forensics and digital investigation is a blend of art and science used to discover evidence of how a computer has been used. Computer forensics is used to investigate everything from computers infected with malware to computers used to facilitate a criminal activity. Students will learn proper forensic procedures to maintain the chain of custody, how to create digital images, and how to examine both live and static computers. They will use FTK (Forensic Tool Kit), a professional suite of tools that aids in forensic investigations. They will learn how to examine the file structure as well as the contents of a file, how to find and recover deleted files, how to examine the contents of the computer registry for evidence of files or computer activity, and how to open encrypted files. Student exercises are patterned
after real-life scenarios. Evaluation will be based on students’ success in solving these exercises and writing reports on their solutions. This course is not a CS Upper-Level Elective, but upon completion of the course, the student will be eligible to take an exam to become an Access Data Certified Examiner (a widely recognized professional certification). Prerequisite: 2 or more hours in CS. E. Fife. 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
IDIS W24 The Art(s) of Game Design. J. Nyhoff. 8:30 a.m. to noon.
IDIS W62 Creating Smartphone Apps. K. Vander Linden. 8:30 a.m. to noon.