ITSY 2343
Computer System Forensics

Western Texas College

  1. Basic Course Information
    1. Course description: In-depth study of system forensics including methodologies used for analysis of computer security breaches. Gather and evaluate evidence to perform postmortem analysis of a security breach. Any required prerequisites: None.
  2. Student Learning Outcomes
    1. Identify computer investigation issues; identify legal issues associated with computer investigations; collect and document evidence; evaluate network traffic, and evaluate recovered remnant or residual data. Measurement determined by what methods are used to evaluate the traffic and how in-depth the evaluation is. Define computer terminology. Grading will be measured by examination.
  3. Major Course Requirements
    1. Requirement: There will be 2 chapter exams.
    2. Requirement: There will be a final exam over three chapters.
  4. Information on Books and Other Course Materials
    1. Book: Book: Computer Forensics, EC-Council Cengage: ISBN: 1-4354-8352-9
    2. Software: Online students must purchase or have access to Microsoft Office 2007 or higher.
  5. Other Policies, Procedures and Important Dates are available in the Catalog.
  6. Course Organization and Schedule
    1. Weekly Course Schedule

Week Number

Section/Online Work

Week 1

Getting Started
Logon instructions and learning Moodle

Week 2

Chapter 1: Network Forensics & Investigating Logs

Week 3

Chapter 2: Investigating Network Traffic

Week 4

Chapter 3: Investigating Web Attacks

Week 5

Chapter 4: Router Forensics

Week 6

Exam/Lab Work

Week 7

Chapter 5: Investigating DoS Attacks

Week 8

Chapter 6: Investigating Internet Crime

Week 9

Chapter 7: Tracking E-Mails and Investigating E-Mail Crimes

Week 10

Chapter 8: Investigating Corporate Espionage

Week 11

Exam/Lab Work

Week 12

Chapter 9: Investigating Trademark & Copyright Infringement

Week 13

Chapter 10: Investigating Sexual Harassment Incidents

Week 14

Chapter 11: Investigating Child Pornography

Week 15

Dead week/Review

Week 16

Final Exam

Disclaimer:  Schedule and content is subject to change at the instructor’s discretion.

Class/Lab Assignments


Open Book Exams


Final Exam




Last Modified: August 18, 2015