Computer Forensics Evidence Collection - ITE 006


Computer Forensics Evidence Collection - ITE 006

Course Description

Business computers and the data they contain are targets of an increasing number of attacks, which has brought electronic evidence and information gathering to the forefront of incident response. This course focuses on computer forensics and evidence collection techniques. You will learn tips for controlling a digital forensic investigation and techniques for seizing, collecting, and protecting evidence.


You should have at least intermediate knowledge of (1) how computer hardware functions (2) the Windows and Linux operating systems.

Curriculum Hours

The course requires completion of 23 curriculum hours.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify the role of computer forensics in responding to crimes and solving business challenges.
  2. Examine the evidence life cycle.
  3. Procure evidence in physical and virtualized environments.

Potential Jobs/Job Roles

Completion of this course contributes toward qualifications required for: Forensic analyst/specialist

Cost: $299

Registering for this course

Current Charter Oak State College Students

Please call the Registrar's Office at (860) 515-3702 to register for this course.

Visiting Students (not currently enrolled at Charter Oak State College)

  • Request an account in our ACORN Student Portal to be able to register for courses
    • For the question "In what division are you planning to take courses?", choose "Non-Credit"
  • Once you have been issued an account, log in to ACORN, and visit the Course Search
  • Choose "2014-2015 Academic Year - Fall" from the "Term" drop-down
  • Choose "Information Technology" from the "Department" drop-down
  • Press the "Search" button
  • Add the course using the checkbox next to the course name, or click the course code, then click "Add" from there.
  • You will then be able to pay for the courses


  • All courses in the Cybersecurity Workforce Education Program are non-credit courses.
  • All courses are self-guided, with a 15-week access period to the course material.
  • Course takers will take a final exam as part of the last unit of the course. A grade of 70 or higher is required to earn a course certificate indicating successful completion of the course.
  • Course labs have minimum software and system requirements.
  • These courses are not a test preparation program, but they do cover the domain areas consistent with cybersecurity.