Certificate of Proficiency in Digital Evidence & eDiscovery Law Practice in Nigeria

Weekly training modules are based on the textbook: DIGITAL EVIDENCE & eDISCOVERY LAW PRACTICE IN NIGERIA by the Convener of the course Emeka Arinze Esq, LLM, M.I.T (info-tech), CBSP (Certified Biometric & Surveillance Professional, CDEA (Certified Digital Evidence Analyst), CCI (Certified Cybercrime Investigator), CFP (Certified Forensic Professional).

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WEEK

2

5 hours to complete
Understanding Integrated Circuits, Binary Digits & their Evidentiary Values. See Chapter 2 of the book for further reading

An integrated circuit, or IC, is small chip that can function as an amplifier, oscillator, timer, microprocessor, or even computer memory. An IC is a small wafer, usually made of silicon, that can hold anywhere from hundreds to millions of transistors, resistors, and capacitors.

The binary system uses base 2 rather than base 10 which we are familiar with for counting in everyday life. The binary system used by computers is based on 2 numerals; 0 and 1. So you count 0, 1, there is no numeral for 2, so 2 is represented by 10 or "one 2 and no units". In the same way that there is a units, tens, hundreds, thousands place in the decimal system, in the binary system there is a units, twos, fours, eights, sixteens place etc. in the binary system. The binary numbering system, is the basis for storage, transfer and manipulation of data in computer systems and digital electronic devices.

The Focus of this Weekly Module

This lecture focuses on two main ideas about digital information: how digital information is stored, and how that stored information is translated into textual data.

Gains and Benefit

On completion of the lecture as espoused in the video, reading activity, quiz and assessment, you will be able to understand:

  • Understand and have a grasp of why binary is used in computers and electronics and its relevance in digital evidence;
  • Articulate the connection between binary and transistors;
  • Articulate how numbers are translated into letters using an ASCII table.
3 Videos (Total 20 min), 1 reading, 1 quiz, 1 assignment SEE ALL
3 videos
Understanding Binary and the DNS
Binary & Data
Introduction to number systems and binary
1 readings
Module Guide
1 quiz
Activity - Answer a 30 min question & answer test
1 assignment
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