In assessing the skills appropriate for the digital forensic practitioner there are two key types of core skills important in providing reassurance to employers. These are general transferable skills and key practical skills. The following general transferable skills in relation to the digital arena are identified as:
Further core general transferable skills for forensic practitioners are identified as:
The key practical skills
In the case of the digital arena this would translate into the following:
The importance of these basic transferable skills can be reflected as elements in various assessment scenarios. For example the assessment model for testing these skills would be to give a candidate a straightforward protocol, the person would have to follow the protocol and process. A range of the transferable skills can be covered within each assessment. The advantage not just for employers but also for graduates would be to help make them comfortable at a scene or within a laboratory.
The Society aims to make this assessment accessible to any candidate who may benefit from undertaking it. Candidates with disabilities or Individual Learning Plans (ILP) should contact us at email@example.com. The details of any disability or ILP should be sent to the Society within 3 working days of booking.
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