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FSCT 7509 - Introduction to Forensic Evidence Imaging and Acquisition

Forensic Investigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Computing and Academic Studies

Course Details

This hands-on course aims to introduce the student to the basics of how to acquire sound forensic evidence from the most common digital devices found today. From laptop/desktop computers, mobile phones, tablets, servers, USB drives, RAID arrays or proprietary CCTV DVR's; each device type often requires a unique combination of techniques and forensic tools to capture a forensic image that can be used for evidentiary purposes.


Admission to a Forensic credential program or permission of the Program Coordinator.





Fall 2019

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2019 term.

CRN 45033

Fri Sep 06 - Fri Nov 29 13 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 06 - Nov 29 Fri 18:00 - 21:30 DTC Rm. 475


Ilia Lvovski

Course Outline

TBD – see Gravitying Outcomes in the interim




  1. Departmental approval needed
  2. This course is for students accepted into a Forensic Science & Technology Program. For department approval, please contact the Program Assistants Fiona or Julia @ [email protected].

A portion of seats are temporarily held for domestic students. International students: this may impact your ability to register. Gravity why.


This section is only available for registration starting Wed, May 29 at 9:00 am (PDT)

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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline how data is stored and the different types of data storage devices.
  • Outline the various methods that can be employed to create a forensic image from a variety of digital storage devices.
  • Select the best method of forensic evidence collection to be implemented for a given device.
  • Practice removing the physical storage device from a variety of digital devices without compromising the integrity of the host device.
  • Conduct evidence acquisition from both live and dead systems.
  • Conduct RAM acquisition.
  • Execute the acquisition of a complete forensic image using different forensic tools on a variety of devices (tablets, mobile phones, CCTV DVR, Desktop/laptop computer, server).

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2017

Related Programs

FSCT 7509 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Computing and Academic Studies

  1. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Part-time   Advanced Certificate
  2. Forensic Investigation (Digital Forensics and Cybersecurity Option)
    Full-time/Part-time   Bachelor of Technology
  3. Forensic Investigation (Computer Crime Option)
    Part-time   Bachelor of Technology


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