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This is the information age. Virtually all aspects of our lives are in one way or the other linked to information technology, almost everything we do at home and at work generates an electronic footprint in the form of electronically stored information (ESI). Such ESI are not only relevant for investigating IT related crime or breaches, but almost every kind of issue. In the corporate environment, staff behavior can be monitored and reviewed using ESI, or criminal and civil proceedings might require them as evidence in the event of litigation. eDiscovery is needed for all these, and how it is handled can make or mar a business. This course seeks to introduce the concept of eDiscovery and how it relates to an organization, both from the point of view of technology and the legal front.


COURSE BENEFITS

What will you learn? 

  • What eDiscovery is
  • The eDiscovery process
  • The eDiscovery reference model
  • eDiscovery readiness
  • IT’s role in eDiscovery
  • Legal department’s role in eDiscovery

What skills will you gain?

  • How to preserve data for eDiscovery
  • How to manage and review data for eDiscovery
  • eDiscovery readiness

COURSE PREREQUISITES

DURATION: 18 hours

CPE POINTS: On completion you get a certificate granting you 12 CPE points. 

Course eBook included! 

Course format:

  • Self-paced
  • Pre-recorded
  • Accessible even after you finish the course
  • No preset deadlines
  • Materials are video, labs, and text
  • All videos captioned

Before the course you should have: 

  • Basic knowledge of digital forensics
  • Basic knowledge of business organizational structure
  • Basic knowledge of Law

To join this course you need basic skills in computer operation and a workstation with internet connection.


Instructor:

Dauda SuleDauda Sule is a certified information systems auditor with an M.Sc. in Computer security. He is currently Marketing Executive of GGL Global Risk and Strategic Consulting, and has over five years previous experience in the Nigerian Banking sector, and was also a systems security supervisor in GTech Computers. He has written various articles for eForensics magazine and ISACA journal, and is also a beta tester for eForensics magazine.

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Syllabus


Module 1

Topics:

  • Importance of electronic evidence;
  • Digital forensics and investigation;
  • What is eDiscovery?;
  • Laws and regulations governing eDiscovery.

Assignments:

  • Material revision
  • Quiz - Multiple-Choice Question test 

Module 2

Topics:

  • Electronic Discovery Reference Model;
  • Information Management;
  • Identification; Preservation;
  • Collection;
  • Review;
  • Analysis;
  • Production;
  • Preservation.

Assignments:

  • Material revision
  • Quiz - Multiple-Choice Question test 
  • Case study - Aytee Kay vs. UB Iti Company - litigation begins!

Module 3

Topics:

  • Litigation;
  • When does eDiscovery begin?;
  • Electronically Stored Information (ESI);
  • ESI collection;
  • ESI analysis.

Assignments:

  • Material revision
  • Quiz - Multiple-Choice Question test 
  • Case study - Aytee Kay vs. UB Iti Company - reviewing the evidence!

Module 4

Topics:

  • Discovery readiness;
  • The role of IT and Legal department;
  • Forensic readiness planning; 
  • Importance of forensic readiness planning.

Assignments:

  • Material revision
  • Quiz - Multiple-Choice Question test 
  • Case study - Aytee Kay vs. UB Iti Company - forensic readiness to the rescue! 

Module 5

  • Difference between eDiscovery and eDisclosure;
  • eDiscovery challenges;
  • New trends and developments (BYOD, IoT, wearables, etc);
  • Case studies.

Assignments:

  • Material revision
  • Quiz - Multiple-Choice Question test 
  • Case study - eDiscovery costs, UK vs. US 

Summary

  • Final exam - Multiple Choice Question test

Contact:

If you have questions, feel free to contact our course coordinator Marta at [email protected]


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    I felt the course itself is very useful. I do not believe the “Homework” essay questions added value to my learning. They took an inordinate amount of time for very little, it any, gain. I believe the practical exercises added value, they and the quizzes demonstrated that the knowledge was attained. Without the “homework”, it would given the course 5 stars.
    I was on a time budget that required me to complete the course quickly. I would like to thank the instructor, Dauda Sule, for his excellent support by being available at some very late and weekend hours, and his feedback and encouragement. I also had some website issue and would like to thank Marta Ziemianowicz and Joanna Kretowicz for their support. Overall dealing with eForensics Magazine was a good experience!

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