• Coventry University logo

Network Forensics

Acquire core practices, methodologies and techniques applied to network forensic investigations.

Network Forensics
  • Duration

    2 weeks
  • Weekly study

    6 hours

Monitor and analyse network traffic to determine the source of security attacks

This course introduces the tools, techniques and processes required to undertake successful acquisition, analysis and reporting of digital artefacts recovered during a network forensic investigation.

You will critically evaluate and apply digital forensic methodology to cyber security incidents and commercial investigation, establish an audit trail, and document a digital investigation from a legal and professional perspective.

What topics will you cover?

  • Network forensic processes and methodologies
  • Network activity reconstruction and reporting
  • Packet and network traffic analysis
  • Examining abnormal traffic
  • Network forensic investigation methodologies
  • Network Infrastructures including Windows and Linux, Network ports and services (FTP, DNS, HTTP, HTTPS etc)
  • Evidence acquisition and forensic examination of network platforms
  • Network traffic and packet analysis with the use of open source tools

Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Assess a scenario and apply an appropriate digital forensic methodology
  • Explore digital artefacts for evidence, document evidence in a methodical fashion and report forensic findings in accordance with Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) principles (2012) relevant to corporate business and organisational structures

Who is the course for?

This course is for students with an interest in digital forensics.

Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.

Who will you learn with?

Faye is Acting Head of School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics at Coventry. She has over 20 years experience as an academic, especially in the areas of AI, ML, ITSM, OSes, and cyber security

Dr. Sandy Taramonli is a Senior Lecturer at Coventry University and Course Director for Ethical Hacking and Cyber Security. Her interests include Cyber Security, Cryptography and Forensics.

Dr. Christo Panchev is a Senior Lecturer in Cyber Security at Coventry University with more than 20 years experience in industry and higher education, research and teaching in A.I. and Cyber Security.

Who developed the course?

Coventry University

Coventry secured gold in the UK Government’s 2017 Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) and is University of the Year for Student Experience in The Times & The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

  • Established

    1992
  • Location

    Coventry

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control

Want to know more about learning on FutureLearn? Using FutureLearn