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Any individual who wishes to pursue a career in computer forensics would be well advised to gain some form of officially recognised qualification. Arguably the most valuable qualification of all is an official degree, awarded by a recognised seat of learning.
Computer forensics is considered to be a cutting edge technical subject. It has only recently become available as a study subject in many colleges and universities globally. The very first university in the UK to offer a degree level course in computer forensics was the Royal military College of science at Cranfield University.
These modern technical courses follow a modular approach, allowing the student to create a fully personalised study environment, learning the aspects of computer forensics they wish to pursue and receiving a forensically degree at the end of it. This
Forensics degree modules are available covering several key aspects of the computer forensics industry and include:
Forensics Computing -- Network
Forensics Computing -- Internet
Forensics Computing -- Foundation for Commercial Users
Forensics Computing -- Foundation
Forensic Science -- Investigation and Evidence Collection
Courtroom Skills and the Legal Responsibilities of the Expert Witness
These modules will contribute to the student receiving a BASc in Computer Forensics and Security. This degree course provides a very comprehensive knowledge and background in computer forensics industry. Student who complete the degree course will learn:
1. most up-to-date techniques and methods used to investigate computer systems and associated security issues, and how to critically evaluate responses to such security issues.
2. The social and ethical imprecations of the application of IT in surveillance.
3. Issues of compliance.
4. Core computing.
5. Forensic science discipline and the law.
6. How to carry out digital security investigations.
This BASc degree but also form a foundation for those wishing to undertake the BSc (Hons) Computer Forensics and Security further learning.
Forensic Courses currently available in the UK:
Birmingham City University: Forensic Computing http://www.tic.ac.uk/learning/courses/coursedetail.asp?ID=289
Bedfordshire University: Computer Security and Forensics : http://www.beds.ac.uk/courses/bysubject/cominfsys/msc-comforsec
Derby University: Computer Forensics and Security: http://www.derby.ac.uk/computer-forensics-and-security-bsc-hons?csId=&courseQuery=forensic
Glamorgan University: Computer Forensics: http://courses.glam.ac.uk/courses/264-msc-computer-forensics