Computer forensics is an ever-growing technological field of complexity and depth. Individuals must strive to keep learning and growing their skills as they help combat cybercrime throughout the world. This study attempts to establish a method of evaluating conceptual expertise in computer forensics to help indicate whether or not an individual understands the five basic phases of computer forensics: preparation, seizure of evidence, acquisition of data, analysis of data, and reporting the findings of the analysis. A survey was presented to a university class of 30 students taking a computer forensics course and as well as posted online asking computer forensics professionals to participate in the survey. Results show that novices that were enrolled in a computer forensics course were able to identify the phases of computer forensics more readily than professionals
College and Department
Ira A. Fulton College of Engineering and Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Watson, Michael Charles, "Certifying Computer Forensics Skills" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 9131.
digital forensics, computer forensics, conceptual expertise