Investigating by Computer, Second Edition

Cover of the book Investigating by Computer Second Edition
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20 Credits


Investigating by Computer, Second Edition will help you turn your computer into the most powerful investigative tool you own. Along with basic computer skills, this course can be used as a guide to every aspect of digital investigations.



You Will Learn How To:

Choose the appropriate data analysis tools and techniques for a particular investigation.

Distinguish between the different means to access and analyze information using data analysis tools and techniques.

Distinguish major legal issues concerning computer and Internet fraud investigations.

Recall the types of information that can be obtained from public and nonpublic records, commercial databases, the Internet and other valuable sources.

Recognize the numerous ways to investigate with the Internet using websites, emails, social networking sites, newsgroups, chatrooms and other valuable sources.

Recognize the various means through which public records can be obtained from online sources and how they can be helpful in fraud investigations.

Recognize where to look for information that is created, stored and disseminated electronically.

CPE Information

CPE Credit: 20
NASBA Information: Information Technology
Advanced Preparation: None
Last Updated: December 2023
Delivery Method: QAS Self-Study


CPE Credit

Please note: To be eligible for CPE credit, you must complete the final exam within one year of purchase date. You may only claim CPE credit for a course once.

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Online grading is available for ACFE self-study workbook courses. Complete the course offline at your convenience, but take the exam online the moment you're ready. Featuring instant exam results and a printable certificate, online grading offers a quick and convenient way to earn CPE.

Benefits of online grading include:

  • Instant exam results
  • Printable CPE certificate
  • Complete the course at your own pace
  • Take the exam online the moment you're ready


The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Inc. is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website:

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