Coventry University program

Digital Data Acquisition, Recovery and Analysis

Develop a deeper understanding of data recovery and gain certification from AccessData, a world leader in digital forensics.

This program is part of the MSc Cyber Security degree offered by Coventry University

Gain the knowledge needed to install and use the AccessData suite of products

This program aims to develop your critical and practical understanding of the fundamentals of data recovery while addressing the theory and technical elements of data storage and operating systems.

This is a professional certification from AccessData, a global company offering industry-leading forensic solutions. You will engage with critical issues regarding data recovery and compliance with the Association of Chief Police Officers Principles of Digital Evidence (2012), while applying that theory to your own practice.


5 courses

Delivered by expert academics

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

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?

Bob Bird

Bob Bird

Bob lectures on a BSc under-graduate degree course in Ethical Hacking and the MSc courses: CyberSecurity & Forensic Computing for which he is the Course Director. Bob was a police officer for 30 yrs.

Supported by Institute of Coding

This program has been developed with the support of the Institute of Coding, a network of employers, universities, training providers and professional bodies working together to create the skills needed for the digital economy.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program you should be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and skills necessary to install, configure and effectively use Forensic Toolkit (FTK), FTK Imager, Password Recovery Toolkit (PRTK), and Registry Viewer
  • Evaluate the AccessData products to conduct forensic investigations on Microsoft Windows systems and learn where and how to locate system artefacts
  • Analyse the artefacts of data recovery that compromise the study of computer forensics
  • Synthesise the knowledge gained and practical skills acquired in using the various forensic tools to exploit advanced processing options to examine evidence, examine Live and Index searching, including TR1 Regular Expressions

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