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Short Course
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Commercial Forensic Information Technology
The short course aims to equip learners with the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary to effectively participate in the prevention and combating of commercial crime.

Purpose of the course:

The course will enable participants to function effectively within the commercial forensic environment, with specific reference to the application of forensic information technology and requirements related thereto and to qualify for membership of the ICFP

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
N/A
Learning assumed to be in place: 
The successful completion of a senior certificate (grade 12) plus two years relevant experience or a tertiary qualification.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of commercial forensic information technology;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the fundamentals of forensic technology;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of Information technology concept and data privacy;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of digital evidence with specific reference to the identification, collection and preservation, processing, review, analyses, production, presentation and the discovery management thereof within the ambit of commercial forensic investigations;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of the use of Data Analytics employed in commercial forensic investigations;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of specific areas relevant to commercial forensic investigations including Cybercrime, Network Forensics, Mobile Device Forensics, Anti-Forensics and Forensic Technology Certifications;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge base of key terms, principles and theories in the field commercial forensic information technology through the use of it in arguments and debates in written (assignments, case studies and / or company project) and/or oral format having regard to the fundamentals of forensic technology including computer forensics, digital evidence, evidence gathering, forensic data analytics and any other applicable type of forensic technology;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge and understanding of general IT concepts which a forensic practitioner might encounter i.e. hardware, software, storage devices, networks, servers etc.;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of legislative requirements relating to data privacy and admissibility of digital evidence;
  • Demonstrate a detailed knowledge of digital evidence investigations which includes electronic discovery management; evidence identification; evidence preservation and collection, evidence processing, review, production and preservation;
  • Demonstrate detailed knowledge of other areas relevant to forensic technology including such as cybercrime, network forensics, mobile device forensics, anti-forensics etc.

 

  • Demonstrate efficiency in the application of basic research methods, techniques and technologies appropriate to the field of commercial forensic information technology through identifying, gathering, organizing, critical analysing, evaluating, interpreting, and writing up the findings of this process in assignment format.
Assessment: 
Formative assessment and summative assessment.
Method of assessment: 
Attendants will have to submit two written assignments and/or cases studies (formative assessment) and complete a 3-hour examination (summative assessment). The elements stated in the abovementioned learning outcomes and assessment criteria will form the basis of the assessment.

Additional information

J03 100 1
Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
South African commercial forensic practitioners, specifically those who intend to become professional members of the Institute of Commercial Forensic Practitioners.
Contact us
Name: 
Mr Albert van Zyl
Telephone number: 
018 299 4420