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Programme Overview

The introduction of the Cybercrimes Act of 2010, has created the need for trained personnel in digital investigations. Government and corporation, as well as citizens, rely on the usage of computers from day to day business transactions. These transactions, from banking to online learning, require access to the internet and the World Wide Web. Criminal elements have found ways and means of capitalizing on this growing dependence on technology. To combat the ever growing levels of cybercrimes worldwide, there is a need for trained personnel to investigate these crimes in a methodological manner, which can be presented in a court of tribunal acceptable to international best practices.

This programme was created to equip learners with international best practices from the seizure, acquisition and preservation of digital evidence. The learner will be exposed to computer artifacts, cyber crime laws and other relevant aspect of the digital investigation life cycle from seizure to court.

The programme exposes the learner to the concepts and procedures required to effectively carryout an investigation and to present such findings to a committee or in a court of law. The courses are practical in nature and will require learners carrying out varying practical exercises.

Modules:

  1. Module I - Digital Evidence and the Law
  2. Module II - Digital Forensics I – (Introduction to Forensics)
  3. Module III - Digital Forensics II (Widows Forensics)
  4. Module IV - Digital Evidence III (Network Forensics)
  5. Module V - Ethics in Criminal Investigations
  6. Module VI - Criminal Investigations and Procedures

International Certifications

At the end of this training the learner will be qualified to take the:

  1. EnCase Certified Examiner
  2. Certified Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI)
  3. Certified Forensics Computer Examiner (CFCE)

Class Schedule:

Classes are held on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM OR Saturdays between 09:00 AM and 5:00 PM

  1. Course Duration 6 to 8 months
  2. Classes Starts January or July

Course Descriptions:

Digital Evidence and Law

This module introduces students to cyber crimes in the English speaking Caribbean to include the Child Pornography Act of 2009, The Interception of Communication Act (2006), Fraudulent Transaction Act (2013) and the Cybercrimes Act of 2010. During this course students will learn about the role and value of digital evidence as well as legal issue including admissibility, reliability, and probity of digitally obtained evidence. Student will get accustomed to words and terms use in litigation in the Common Wealth. Students will be introduced to the ISO 27027 and ISO 27035 Standard for the collection, preservation and presentation of digital evidence.

Computer Forensics I (Foundation)

This module introduces students to file systems and their corresponding data structures. Understanding file systems is a requirement of digital examination and this module will give the learner the knowledge needed to investigate storage medium based on the file system being used. Students will be exposed to meta data as well as crucial elements needed to reconstruct data stored in differed file systems.

Computer Forensics II (Windows Forensics)

This Module looks at computer crime investigative techniques on a computer that’s running Microsoft Windows Operating System. Student will look at recovery data from the Windows Recycle Bin, Hard Drive recovery as well as basic NTFS vs FAT File Systems. During this course student will look at basic windows artifacts such as internet browsers, chat logs, Operating systems files and other functioning files of windows that has evidential information. Student will use tools such as EnCase to explore practical concepts in investigating computers.

Computer Forensics III (Network Forensics)

This module introduces student to enterprise wide or network investigation. Students will learn techniques to investigate network incidents and the investigation of more than one computer in different location. Student will consider the legal and jurisdictional constraints for network investigations.

Ethics in Criminal Investigations

This is a course with concentrated examination of the ethical concerns of the criminal justice practitioner. Topics include determining moral behavior, developing moral and ethical behavior, ethics and law enforcement, ethics and the courts, ethics and corrections, the ethics of punishment, policy and management issues, professionalism, pride and ethics for practitioners. It should serve as a sort of yard stick for students who intend to enter to field of criminal justice to gauge their decisions.

Criminal Investigations and Procedures

An introduction to the history, theory and practice of criminal investigation and procedures, this course examines the evolution of the investigative process, its basic procedures, and the appropriate use of investigative practices. Topics include the duties of the first officers arriving at the crime scene, crime scene procedures, documenting, protecting, and collecting physical evidence, locating and interviewing witnesses, developing an investigative plan, follow up procedures, the role and limitations of the crime lab, suspect identification practices, and case preparation, laws of arrest, the rules of search and seizure, the use of force, and interrogation practices. Students will examine standard investigative practices for burglaries, larcenies, auto theft, and similar crimes. Ethical issues will be addressed. In addition, the student will examine the application of relevant Constitutional requirements and restrictions on the investigation and prosecution of criminal offences. Attention will be paid to various aspects of the investigation and judicial process, the concept of due process, and the rights afforded to the accused.

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Gomex Institute of Technology is a training institution in Jamaica that focuses on computer security training, computer forensics, network training and a host of other training programmes.

Address

19 Parkington Plaza (Upstairs) Kingston 10

Contact

info@gomextech.com

(876) 622-7519

(876) 503-0363

(876) 622-7590

Mon-Fri: 8:00 am - 8:30 pm

Sat: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

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