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2020-2021 Course Catalog 
2020-2021 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NET 185 - E-Discovery I - Data Collect

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 1
Lab Hours: 4
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech

This course explores the data identification and collection phases of the e-discovery process.  The principles of common hardware and logical file systems are also discussed.
  1. Differentiate data collection methods. 

    1. Identify various data sources

    2. Identify different storage types

    3. Describe issues associated with mobile and Cloud storage

  2. Examine the basic physical drive terminology. 

    1. Define internal components and controls including platters, heads, sectors, HPA, and DCO.

    2. Define common interfaces including SATA and SSD.

    3. Contrast magnetic, solid state, optical non-volatile storage. 

    4. Summarize the potential significance of printers, copiers, and the output from those devices.

  3. Contrast common file systems: FATx, exFAT, NTFS, EXTx, and APFs. 

    1. Discuss the impact of choosing specific file systems in data collection

    2. Demonstrate appropriate selection of a file system for collection 

  1. Distinguish between server types-file, domain controller, authentication, email, etc

    1. List common characteristics of Windows severs.

    2. List common characteristics of Linux servers.

  1. Evaluate storage backup methods 

    1. Describe magnetic tape backup and restoration procedures. 

    2. Summarize RAID solutions. 

    3. Demonstrate off-site and cloud backup strategies.

  1. Assess hardware-based and software-based write protection. 

    1. Demonstrate software write protection. 

    2. Apply problem-solving skills to demonstrate understanding in write protection.

  1. Demonstrate logical and physical acquisition using accepted software & hardware solutions. 

    1. Describe the common software used in data collection

    2. Demonstrate the use of the collection software 

Competencies Revised Date: 2019

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