Data Acquisition Lecture
This assignment consists of two (2) parts: a written paper and a PowerPoint presentation. You must submit both parts as separate files for the completion of this assignment. Label each file name according to the section of the assignment it is written for. Additionally, you may create and / or assume all necessary assumptions needed for the completion of this assignment.
Imagine you’ve been sought out as a guest lecturer at a local university for a computer forensics course. You have been asked to prepare a paper for the students, as well as a PowerPoint presentation, regarding data acquisition in a forensics investigation.
Part 1: Written Paper
1. Write a four to five (4-5) page paper in which you:
a. Analyze the four (4) methods of data acquisition to determine how an investigator selects the appropriate method to use in a given situation.
b. Determine how an investigator can plan for hardware, software, and / or general failures during data acquisition.
c. Justify the necessity of validating data acquisition and determine the negative effects on an investigation if this step is not performed.
d. Describe the acquisition procedures and tools for Windows and Linux data acquisitions.
e. Use at least three (3) quality resources in this assignment. Note: Wikipedia and similar Websites do not qualify as quality resources.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
Part 2: PowerPoint Presentation
Use Microsoft PowerPoint or an open source alternative, such as OpenOffice, to:
2. Create a five to ten (5-10) slide PowerPoint presentation in which you:
a. Summarize the concepts from your written paper in Part 1 of this assignment for the lecture you would give to the class regarding data acquisition in a forensics investigation.
b. Use a professional technically written style to graphically convey the information.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are: