COURSE: 70-250 File Systems and Digital Forensics (3)
A study of concepts related to the storage, retrieval, backup, and recovery of data in file systems. Topics include the organization and processing of sequential access files, direct access files, and indexed sequential access files; RAID and disk spanning; the organization of data on a variety of storage devices; the disk boot process; identifying hidden data on a disk’s Host Protected Area; analyzing various kinds of partitions; analyzing FAT, NTFS, Ext2, Ext3, UFS1, and UFS2 file systems; recovering data from deleted files and hidden file locations; and using open-source forensics tools to identify drive contents. Prerequisite: 70-200. Offered: Fall, RMVL.