CIS 104
Digital Forensics and Hacking Investigation

Course Description

Introduction to computer cyber crime and hacking investigation processes. Topics include computer forensics tools, hacking investigation tools, data recovery, information gathering techniques, computer data preservation techniques, and computer cyber crime investigation techniques. System administrators, security professionals, IT staff, and law enforcement personnel, would benefit from taking this course. Also, this course can help prepare students to pass computer forensics certification examinations, such as the EC-Council Computer Hacking Forensic Investigator (CHFI) or the Certified Forensic Computer Examiner (CFCE) credential.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
13183 CIS 104 61Z ······· TBA-TBA Len Fisk ONLINE
······· TBA-TBA

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-06-28 to 2021-08-08.

Footnote Information

CIS-104.61Z: This is an online lecture, laboratory class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at . ***Please complete the form found at if you feel that you can evidence equivalent coursework and/or job experience that meet the prerequisites for this course.****

Course Details

4.5 Units
Four hours lecture, one and one-half hours laboratory (66 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
Non-GE Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


EWRT 200 and READ 200, or ESL 261, 262 and 263; CIS 108.
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