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Forensic Computing Options

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Forensic Computing Options

Post Posted: Mar 03, 06 20:32

Hello, I am in my final year of study at university, studying Forensic Science. My aim after university is to move into and specialise in Forensic computing. To do this, I will do a masters degree in forensic computing but after reading into the course, all the universitys require some form of computing background. The only computing background that I have is an a-level in ICT.
Therefore my plan at the moment is to take a year off after graduating and work for an IT company, to gain experience in the field of computing to enhance my CV.
Computing is a very large area and I was wondering if anyone could direct me as to which areas of computing I should try to work in, to help and increase my knowledge of forensic computing before starting a masters degree?
Also does anyone know of any online computing traning courses that would be beneficial to me?


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Re: Forensic Computing Options

Post Posted: Mar 10, 06 19:18

Hi Byron

Forensic investigators need a very broad skill range to be successful. Of course this includes not just Windows but *nix op systems too. We are also seeing alot more incident response work coming through and that then moves into understanding of networking. Look for a broad brush understanding of computing from stripping down machines, disk architechture, op sys workings and understanding of internet protocols. Some knowledge of programming can be useful too.

Cheers and all the best


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