Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module introduces the core concepts of computers and security by considering the design and operation of computers and computer networks, the implications of security and how computers may be programmed.
Students will study computer hardware: processors, memory and storage devices; Networking hardware: switches and local area networks; routers and wide area networks; Networking protocols and protocol stacks. Students will have an introduction to computer programming: expressions, statements, files, and pattern-matching in various languages and operating systems. The introduction of computer security, data recovery, and forensic investigative techniques will form the foundation for further study of Forensic Computing at levels 5 and 6.
A student passing this module should be able to:
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