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2 CPE Credits

Forensic Data Acquisition

Data forensics is used to recover and investigate digital evidence to be used in court for crimes including fraud, espionage, cyberstalking, data theft or violent crimes. Digital forensics evidence is held to the same standards as physical evidence, which means that it must be authentic, admissible and reliably obtained. It is critical that security professionals understand the technical, legal and administrative challenges facing data forensics in order to protect the information gathered prior to it being turned over for analysis to ensure the evidence holds up in a court of law. This course explains the digital forensics scientific process, data acquisition methods, digital evidence handling and preservation principles.


  • Digital Forensics and Cybercrime Evidence
  • Data Acquisition and Preservation

Who Should Take This Course:

Cybersecurity professionals with a beginning level of knowledge of digital forensic concepts. An understanding of security concepts and principles is recommended.

About This Course:

Express Learning courses are created by industry experts and are designed to quickly address a hot industry topic or trend in cybersecurity. You will be asked to read through lessons, participate in learning activities, and partake in knowledge checks designed to reinforce learning. At the end of the course, you will be asked to take a final assessment and must score 70% or higher prior to receiving a certificate of completion and earning continuing professional education (CPE) credits.