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COURSE SYLLABUS

COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Computer Forensics NUMBER/SECTION: CINS 139 00F

CONTACT INFORMATION
Instructor: First Name: Last Name: Phone Number: Email (Ivy Tech Email): Office/Campus Location: Office Hours: Melanie Hurst 812-894-0306 (Emergencies ONLY please) mhurst9@ivytech.edu No Muncie Office Virtual Office Hours Blackboard Instant Messenger Sunday – Thursday 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST

Instructor’s Supervisor: First Name: Last Name: Phone Number: Email (Ivy Tech Email):

Danna Bishop 765-289-2291 Ext. 1397 dbishop@ivytech.edu

Distance Education Support: First Name: Cynthia Last Name: Barr Phone Number: 765-289-2291 Ext. 1465 Email (Ivy Tech Email): cbarr@ivytech.edu

COURSE OUTLINE OF RECORD
COURSE TITLE: Introduction to Computer Forensics COURSE NUMBER: CINS 139 PREREQUISITES: CINS 101 Introduction to Microcomputers or CINT 106 Microcomputer Operating Systems COREQUISITES: None SCHOOL: Business PROGRAM: Computer Information Systems CREDIT HOURS: 3 CONTACT HOURS: 3 DATE OF LAST REVISION: Summer, 2011 EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS REVISION: Fall, 2014

3. 6. MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to: 1. Define and complete hands on case studies and projects to reinforce the concepts. File & Operating Systems Author: EC-Council Edition: 1st Edition Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: ISBN-10: 1435483502 or ISBN-13: 9781435483507 Title: Computer Forensics: Investigating Data & Image Files Author: EC-Council Edition: 1st Edition Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: ISBN: 1435483510 or ISBN-13: 9781435483514 . 7. Digital forensics professionals work both in computer network security and in the investigation of crimes involving the use of computers and networks. Define and discuss typically approaches to forensics investigations. COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include – Computer forensics and investigation as a profession Understanding computer investigations The investigator’s office and laboratory Current computer forensics tools Processing crime and incident scenes Digital evidence controls E-mail investigations Data Recovery REQUIRED TEXT & MATERIALS 3 Textbooks are required for this course: Title: Computer Forensics: Investigation Procedures and Response Author: EC-Council Edition: 1st Edition Publisher: Cengage Learning ISBN: ISBN-10: 1435483499 or ISBN-13: 9781435483491 Title: Computer Forensics: Investigating Hard Disks. Define and discuss the common situations in which forensics are used. Discuss current software used in computer forensics. 5. Define and discuss the concepts of computer forensics. Discuss and define data recovery techniques. This course presents methods and softwares used to properly conduct a computer forensics investigation. Perform Computer forensics activities.CATALOG DESCRIPTION: Presents an overview of computer forensics used in corporate and criminal investigations. 2. 4.

using web browsers. This is the PRIMARY method that the college will utilize to contact students. unless otherwise noted. may be construed as cheating. Students can order all books and materials for all courses from this site – regardless of whether it is an online or on-campus course. plagiarism or other forms of academic dishonesty such as the acquisition without permission of tests or other academic materials and/or distribution of these materials and other academic work.ivytech.bkstr. This includes students who aid and abet as well as those who attempt such behavior. using e-mail.edu/distance/ for more information related to technology requirements for online courses.com. or other academic works is a violation of College rules. Cheating on papers..edu. The faculty value intellectual integrity and a high standard of academic conduct. Within 48 hours is recommended. Technology Needs & Resources Because this is a web-based course. it will be shipped out overnight. Students who live in Indiana and surrounding states will normally receive their book order within one day from the time the book is shipped from the warehouse. Activities that violate academic integrity undermine the quality and diminish the value of educational achievement.How to Order Textbook/Materials All books and materials. Check with the nearest campus bookstore for educational pricing if additional software is required for this course. it is expected that all students will regularly check their Ivy Tech e-mail accounts (located in Campus Connect) and/or Blackboard messages as indicated below. No student shall engage in behavior that. should be purchased from the Ivy Tech online bookstore. it is expected that all students who enroll in the course have Internet access and a basic understanding of computer use (e. go to http://www.ivytech. . In the future. Students should use a copy of their course schedule to accurately order books and materials.g. Paying for overnight shipping on textbook orders from the bookstore is normally not a good use of money as it does not ensure overnight processing of the order – it only ensures that once the book order has been processed. using word processing software such as Microsoft Word). sending attachments via e-mail. This may include. Also. Visit the Online Learning Web site at: http://www. COLLEGE POLICIES Academic Honesty Statement The College is committed to academic integrity in all its practices. tests. Schedules can print a copy of their course schedule from Campus Connect at http://cc. but is not limited to. it is advised that students order textbooks and materials before the start of the semester.ivytech. in the judgment of the instructor of the class. To order the texts required for this class or any other course.

Should a computer system or network go down. or libelous and do not constitute any violation of any right of privacy. students must still turn in work in a timely manner. Students are required to submit work on time for a chance to receive credit. Deadlines for each week/assignment are summarized on the course calendar. Both documents can be found under the “Start Here” button in the course within Blackboard. They must insure that their activities comply with fair use and in no way infringe on the copyright or other proprietary rights of others and that the materials used and developed at Ivy Tech Community College contain nothing unlawful. Attendance Policy – Don’t Get Dropped from Class! While it is important to be timely and on-schedule throughout any course.Copyright Statement Students shall adhere to the laws governing the use of copyrighted materials. but students need to turn in something worth points before the NSW deadline in order to avoid being dropped for non-attendance. COURSE POLICIES & PROCEDURES Due Dates & Deadlines The Syllabus and Course Calendar are two important tools to help students understand the course. EST Sunday. students do not have to come to campus for this course. Assignments may actually be due on another day (see course calendar). labs. Local libraries and all Ivy Tech Community College campuses can serve as alternative resources. Deadlines are subject to change. Students should check the calendar frequently for deadlines and to be aware of what to expect next.m. Don’t wait until the last minute. unethical. student and instructor expectations. Plan ahead by seeking alternative means for submitting work before needed. students must submit some assignment from the course calendar no later than 11:59 p. If students need an accommodation because of a documented disability. Am I Required to Come to a Campus for this Class? No. please contact the Office of Disability Support Services. To avoid being dropped for non-attendance. and deadlines. Not having access to the required software on a home or work computer is not a legitimate excuse for turning in homework late. . Contact the closest/most convenient campus or other public lab for schedules and Internet availability. 2014. Ivy Tech performs administrative drops for students who do not “attend” class early in the semester. ADA Statement Ivy Tech Community College seeks to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with documented disabilities. Students are responsible for timely assignment submission. Attendance in an online course is determined by whether a student has submitted work or not. or assessments that require students to come to campus. There are no activities. January 19. students need to be aware of an important college policy.

There are No make-ups for discussion boards. Right of Revision The college reserves the right to change any statements. If a student sends communication. they should double-check that the correct communication method was used and that the correct location is being checked for a reply. The professor will determine if the seriousness of the problem warrants an exception to the late assignment rule. wedding. Each week’s assignments and readings are summarized on the Course Calendar. birth of a child. If students have known special events (vacation. policies or scheduling as necessary. Students can contact their local Distance Education Support with questions. It takes a great deal of discipline. Late assignments will be assigned a grade of “0” unless a student has received prior approval from the Professor. Many students find it helpful to set aside specific times each week to work on course assignments. COURSE COMMUNICATION Instructor Commitment Ivy Tech Community College instructors are committed to responding to students within two business days. The last day to withdraw from this course is April 12. accessed from the “Start Here” menu button in Blackboard. but does not receive a response. whenever possible. Students are responsible to track their progress by referring to the online grade book. surgery.). students can work ahead on assignments with prior approval of the professor. Make-Up Policy If a student has a SERIOUS problem that can be verified and that keeps the student from submitting a paper or test on time. Grades All grades will be maintained in Blackboard’s online grade book. self-motivation and effective time management skills to successfully complete an online course. Students will be informed promptly of any and all changes. . Last Day to Withdraw If a student wishes to withdraw from this course. 2013. communication with the professor in advance is desired. etc.Instructional Method This is an online distance-learning course. students are responsible for completing an official withdrawal form with the registrar. In all cases. please contact the professor immediately.

Select “All Instructor Users” to email the instructor. the exams will be available from 8 AM EST on Monday until 11:59 PM EST on the Sunday they are due. Any assignments turned in later than one week will not be accepted and will have a score of zero. Spell checkers and grammar checkers are available in the Microsoft Office application software. Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis. Discussion Board Assignments are due during the time frame designated for the discussion period. Please DO NOT use the MESSAGES feature inside Communication. 3. You will have only one attempt to take the exam within the allotted time.albion.ivytech. All written assignments are subject to scrutiny by plagiarism checking tools. Late discussion board postings will not be accepted. 2. To access Campus Connect. Course Exams In order to give you adequate time to complete your exams. . and the grades posted to the grade book in Blackboard. Log into Blackboard & enter the course. like those found at: http://www. Click on the ‘Communication & Tools’ button. Online Communication Etiquette: Students are expected to uphold their responsibilities in terms of appropriate and professional communication with faculty and peers.edu. 50% will be deducted from all assignments (with the exception of Discussion Board Assignments) turned in the first week after the due date. All emails are received in the Campus Connect email system. Proper grammar and punctuation will be assumed as basic skills previously learned. then ‘Send Email’. go to: http://cc. To send an email to another member of the class.Email: all students must use the email function of the course for course-related communications. the response will be sent to your college email account outside of Blackboard – located in Campus Connect. If you send an email from Blackboard. so you need to allow yourself ample time before starting the exam.com/netiquette/. Use the right-facing arrow to move the person into the “recipient” box. 4. Please review the ‘Students Rights and Responsibilities’ section of the student handbook and review common netiquette (Internet etiquette) practices. but will not receive responses inside the course. The exams will be automatically graded. ASSIGNMENTS & GRADING ASSIGNMENTS All assignments and other information will be posted in advance of the current class session and will be available for viewing until a week after the assignments are due. choose Select Users and choose the name(s) from the list. Students can also use the Campus Connect email system to send email. To access email from within the course: 1. Students can send email from within the course in Blackboard.

How is my grade calculated? Grades in this course are determined by the following criteria: Graded Points Percentage of Assignments Possible Grade Discussion 270 18% Board Quizzes 360 24% Review 450 30% Questions Exams 400 27% TOTAL 1480 100% POINTS Grading Scale .There are three tests in this course. Use the My Grades button.The Grading Scale for this course is: Grade A B C D F Percentage 90-100% 80-89% 70-79% 60-69% 0-59% Points Required to Receive Grade 1332 . If you do not take the exam during the assigned period. it will be counted as late. and your time will be restricted.887 You may check your homework grades at any time on the Distance Learning \ Blackboard website. Extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis. You may access your grades through Campus Connect via the "Online Student & Faculty Services" channel. Both Test 1 and Test 2 have a 90 minute time limit while the final exam has a 3 hour time limit. Each of these tests will be timed. You will not be allowed to save your work and return later. Final grades will not be mailed to students. There is no restriction on using your text.1183 888 .1480 1184 . The test must be completed in one sitting and will immediately save and submit when the time expires. .1131 1036 . All makeup exams must be taken no later than the first week after the due date. They will automatically receive a 50% deduction in grade.1035 0 . but keep in mind that it takes much longer to look up information. This will list your completed grades and outstanding grades.

and the two responses are due by Sunday. Disabilities Services Students with questions or needs for disabilities support services should contact their local Disabilities Support Services director/coordinator. Twitter or a blog. In the future. books. Services include academic advising. your performance is based upon your practice. please visit: http://ivytech.ivytech.edu and visit the “Click for Help” tab for information about computer downloads. Please locate the most convenient Ivy Tech campus by reviewing the information at http://ivytech. NO LATE DISCUSSION BOARDS POSTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. and tutoring.edu/campuses/.edu/dss/ or Campus Connect (http://cc. You must respond to two classmates. and more. This exercise tests your ability to communicate effectively with others. For information about disabilities support services at another campus. adobe reader. including security software. so practice this trade by writing professional discussions. grammar and punctuation to receive full credit. . java. You are expected to use proper English in completing this assignment including appropriate capitalization. Just as in sports. The contact information listed here is for the disabilities support director/coordinator at the instructor’s local campus. so please provide only courteous and respectful submissions in all forums. Practice with professionalism until you have mastered the skill. libraries.Discussion Board scoring and expectations:      Your original post must be a minimum of 250 words and is due by Friday 11:59 PM EST to allow classmates time to respond to your post. This tab provides students with important computer information.ivytech. Forensics requires your ability to write concise and detailed reports of your discoveries. Personal attacks or bullying has no place in a professional setting such as your future career.) Please take note! Discussion boards are not informal like texting. it is recommended that students contact Disabilities Support Services at least 30 days before the start of the semester. and other resources essential for course assignments.and off-campus. equipment. offering full text journals. Click for Help Log into Blackboard at http://online.edu). 11:59 PM EST. (20 points) Your responses to classmates’ original posts must be substantive and encourage other students to participate in the discussion. Library The Ivy Tech Library is available to students on. ADDITIONAL SUPPORT Optional Campus Support Students are welcome to use the services and equipment available at the most convenient Ivy Tech Campus. flash player. (10 points – 5 points per each of two replies. The Library can be accessed from the “Library” tab in Blackboard or from the “Library” tab in Campus Connect. viewer software for users without Microsoft products.

Disabilities Support Contact: First Name: Larry Last Name: Scott Phone Number: 765-289-2291 Ext. If you want to move ahead. 1388 Email (Ivy Tech Email): lscott85@ivytech. All assignments are due by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday of each week with one exception. It can be edited by anyone and therefore does not provide a credible source. you can use a computer with internet service at a local library or Ivy Tech library. it is highly encouraged as it is easier to work from ahead than to try to catch up. incapacitation or other excusable occurrence. Students may proceed on to future weeks’ assignments without penalty. PRIOR arrangements means you must contact the instructor BEFORE the due date if you have an emergency or condition that would not allow you to complete the assignment by the due date.plan ahead and avoid waiting until the last second to submit your work.       . Students are advised to start early in the week to ensure adequate time to complete all work. It is your responsibility to submit your coursework to your instructor on or before the due date. NO late discussion board posts will be accepted. Please contact the instructor if you are encountering unforeseen problems such as medical issues or family emergencies to make arrangements prior to due date of the assignments. Late submissions after one week will not be graded. the course policy is to never accept Wikipedia as an authoritative source. all homework assignments must be timely submitted in Blackboard. Assignments must be turned in by due date for full credit. Important . Additionally. There are many reputable sites on the Internet where accurate information can be obtained. illness. We will cover 15 chapters and take 4 exams this semester. Late assignment submissions are accepted up to one week past the due date for half credit (except discussion board posts). Please refrain from using that Web Site in any research for this class. For this reason. Wikipedia may NOT be used as a resource for discussion board topics or any research for this class. Unfortunately Wikipedia is not always accurate. If you have computer trouble or lose Internet service.edu REVIEW OF CLASS POLICIES:   This class is intensive. This – of course – is contingent upon completing the assignments due in the current week first. Your Internet service being disrupted on Tuesday evening is not an excuse for late work. In fact. You are expected to turn in each week’s assignments on time unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor due to injury. please feel free to do so. Assignments e-mailed to the instructor rather than posted on Blackboard will not be accepted. Original discussion board posts must be completed by 11:59 PM EST on Friday of each week to allow other students the time necessary to respond to your post.

SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITES CINS 139 Course Calendar  Session  Readings  Assignments / Assessments  Due Dates  Book 1 ‐ Computer Forensics: Investigation Procedures and Response   Discussion Board: S01 Student Intro (30 pts)  No Books Required  Syllabus Quiz: (60 pts)  Discussion Board: S02 DB   (30 pts)  Ch 1: Computer Forensics  Review Questions: (30 pts)  in Today’s World. Linux &  Macintosh Boot Processes  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Discussion Board:  S11 DB   (30 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 4: Windows Forensics I  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  LAST DAY TO DROP CLASS – April 12. File & Operating Systems   Discussion Board: S08 DB   (30 pts)  SATURDAY  Ch 1: Understanding File  Review Questions: (30 pts)  3/8/2014  Systems & Hard Disks  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)     SPRING BREAK 3/9/14‐3/15/14  Discussion Board: S09 DB  (30 pts)  Ch 2: Understanding   Review Questions: (30 pts)  Digital Media Devices  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 3: Windows.  (100 pts)  1  1/19/2014  2  1/26/2014  3  2/2/2014  4  2/9/2014  5  2/16/2014  6  2/23/2014  7  3/2/2014  8  Book 2 ‐ Computer Forensics: Investigating Hard Disks.  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 3: Computer  Investigation Process  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Discussion Board: S05 DB   (30 pts)  Ch 4: First Responder  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Procedures  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 5: Incident Handling  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Ch 6: Investigative Reports Exam 1 Chapters 1 – 6. 2014  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 5: Windows Forensics II Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Discussion Board:   S13 DB   (30 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 6: Linux Forensics  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  9  3/23/2014  10  3/30/2014  11  4/6/2014  12  4/13/2014  13  4/20/2014  .  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Discussion Board: S03 DB   (30 pts)  Ch 2: Computer Forensics  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Lab.

 Book 2.  Book 1.  (200 pts)  5/4/2014  16  SATURDAY  5/10/2014  *Schedule of activities is subject to change .CINS 139 Course Calendar  Session  14  Readings  Ch 7: Application  Password Crackers  Assignments / Assessments  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Exam 2:  Chapters 1 ‐ 7 Book 2 (100 pts)  Due Dates  4/27/2014  15  Book 3 ‐ Computer Forensics: Investigating Data & Image Files  Discussion Board: S15 DB   (30 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 1: Steganography  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Review Questions: (30 pts)  Ch 2: Data Acquisition and  Duplication  Chapter Quiz:   (20 pts)  Final Exam  Comprehensive Final Exam: Chapters 1 & 2 Book 3.