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Forensic Accountant: Digital and Computer Forensics

Digital and Computer Forensics CPE SelfStudy Course

2 Credits


Subject Area


Webinar Qualifies For

2 CPE credit of Finance for all CPAs

2 CPE credit for Certified Management Accountants (CMA)

2 CPE credit for Certified Internal Auditors (CIA)

2 CPD credit (Verifiable) for Canadian CPAs

2 CPE credit for Certified Fraud Examiners (CFEs)

2 CPE credit for Certified Information Systems Auditors (CISA)

2 CPE credit for Internal Audit Practitioner (IAP)

2 CPE credit for Qualification in Internal Audit Leadership (QIAL)

2 CPD credit (Verifiable) for Certified Information Technology Professionals (CITP)

2 CPD credit (Verifiable) for CPA/CFF

2 General Educational credit for Tax Professionals / Bookkeepers / Accountants

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  • Appendix One - Terms
    5 mins
  • History of Digital Forensics
    19 mins
  • Digital Forensic Process
    28 mins
  • Types of Digital Forensics
    42 mins
  • Tools Used - SLEUTH KIT
    57 mins
  • Forensic Data Analysis
    82 mins

Course Description

Forensic accounting, forensic accountancy, or financial forensics is the specialty practice area of accounting that investigates whether firms engage in financial reporting misconduct. Forensic accountants apply a wide range of skills and methods to determine whether there has been financial reporting misconduct.

Financial forensic engagements may fall into several categories such as:

  • Economic damages calculations, whether suffered through tort or breach of contract
  • Post-acquisition disputes such as earn-outs or breaches of warranties
  • Bankruptcy, insolvency, and reorganization
  • Securities and tax fraud
  • Money laundering
  • Business valuation
  • Computer forensics/e-discovery

Digital forensic science is a branch of forensic science that focuses on the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices including computers related to cyber-crime. Digital forensics is the process of identifying, preserving, analyzing, and documenting digital evidence. This is done in order to present evidence in a court of law when required. 

This CPE webinar is designed to delve into further investigative procedures used in digital forensics with the following Key topics:

  • History of Digital Forensics
  • Application and process of Digital Forensics
  • Various types of digital forensics and specialized tools to apply them
  • What is Digital evidence and how to examine them
  • Forensic data analysis

Learning Objectives

  • To explore the history of digital forensics
  • To recognize and explore the digital forensic process
  • To recognize and examine the application of digital forensics
  • To define various types of digital forensics
  • To explore digital forensic tools
  • To examine digital evidence
  • To explore forensic data analysis

Who Should Attend?

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Firm
  • Accounting Managers
  • Chief Accounting Officer
  • Cloud Accountants
  • CPA (Industry)
  • CPA - Mid Size Firm
  • CPA - Small Firm
  • Senior Accountant
  • Staff of Accounting Firm
  • Young CPA