DF099 How Computers Work and Store Data

Provider: National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C)

Target Audience: Investigators, Officers

Topic Area: Cyber Forensics, Cyber Investigations, Cyber Security, high tech crimes, investigations

Event Type: Training

Delivery Method: Online


The first module of this course covers fundamentals such as recognizing computer components and their functions, accessing computer firmware, and the startup and shutdown processes. The second module covers how a hard disk drive works, how data is converted into digital information, how to calculate the storage capacity of a device, partitioning and how that is used for storage, and how a solid state hard drive functions.

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