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; Technology
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Watson, Michael Charles, "Certifying Computer Forensics Skills" (2021). Theses and Dissertations. 9131.
digital forensics, computer forensics, conceptual expertise