1. Introduction to Databases

Databases have been around since the 1960s and are essential components of technologies we use on a daily basis—from DVD players to embedded car computers to cell phones. Yet very few people have a good understanding of what databases are or how they are used.

If you try to conduct a SQL Server investigation without having a solid understanding of databases, you’ll struggle through each stage of your investigation. Having only limited understanding will result in limited evidence collection and ultimately hamper the analysis you can perform during an investigation. Further, if you are called to testify in a court of law on your investigation’s findings, not being able to demonstrate a good understanding ...

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