This module can be taken as a Short Course for Credit or Standalone Short Course.

Please go to the 'Upgrade to a professional qualification' section for more information.

This module addresses various Internet based technologies and services, the artefacts that are associated with them and the analysis of the various parts of such internet/network connected systems, from servers and cloud services to computers and mobile devices.

At a glance

  • Dates
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  • Duration5 days
  • LocationCranfield campus
  • Cost£2,350 - Short Course for Credit fee 

    £2,100 - Standalone Short Course fee 

Course structure

Lectures and tutor guide classroom practical exercises followed by self-study

What you will learn

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Construct a clear explanation of the design and implementation of networks, the Internet, and internet-based services
  • Analyse the digital forensic artefacts left by web browsers, web servers, and other internet-based applications
  • Interpret the artefacts left by internet-based applications through experimentation.

Core content

  • Introduction to Networks & Internet
  • Internet Services
  • Web & Web Services
  • Email Analysis
  • Web Server Analysis
  • Web Browser Analysis
  • Social Media
  • Dark Web
  • Chat Services
  • File Sharing & Peer to Peer

Upgrade to a professional qualification

This course will be taught at Masters standard as it is one of the modules that comprise the postgraduate Forensic Modular Masters Programme. Registering for this Short Course for Credit and successfully passing the associated assessment will gain you 10 Cranfield credits. These could then be used to apply for a transfer towards a PgCert/PgDip or MSc in the Forensic Programme should you wish to complete one of these courses within 5 years.

Find out more about short course credit points.


Andrew Sheldon

How to apply

To apply for this course please use the online application form.

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