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Network Forensics book for college course?,
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This review is from: Computer Forensics: Investigating Network Intrusions and Cyber Crime (Ec-Council Press Series: Computer Forensics) (Paperback)
I bought this book to see how it would work as a textbook for a college course, as with many textbooks from Course Technology. My impression is that it can be used in a graduate level, but would fit more to field practioners who already have enough networking and systems knowledge. Eachh chapter lists many tools (almost as laundry-list like) with brief descriptions and screen shots, but not enough detail for those who want to learn more about them. Most chapters (not all) provide Hands-On projects but most of those projects stay in superficial level, asking to download toolX and click menuY to capture trafficZ, but void with indepth analysis.
However, this book can work well as a reference book for network forensic analyst. Since there are not yet many good college textbooks on Network Forensics (AFAIK at the time of writing), this book is still worthwhile to have as a reference.