Being a hardware intensive job, being a computer forensics expert would require you to have a solid foundation of computer hardware, architecture and storage media. Being an expert grows in confidence and possesses high skill levels with the amount of experience gained. As a beginner, there are a few things you have to keep a check on, with the purpose of ensuring that you do not falter at a later stage in the operation.
In the beginning, you have to ensure that you have defined the scope of the case correctly. You are required to work out and anticipate the kind of equipment that you might encounter in the case.
It is important because you might want to carry some important devices and software with you at the crime scene with the aim of starting work on the case at once. Thus, if you do not wish to loose out on time, it is preferable to bring all of the related tools that you might need in order to start on the case right away.
Besides that, you need to re-check all possible sources of evidence as detail as possible. This can be an obvious exercise, but it is better completed than said, especially when you are dealing with high-tech technological equipment. These ultra small storage devices, slim disks and a frighteningly large number of equipment makes searching for evidence an even more daunting task. The task of searching for concrete evidence at all possible places becomes even more awkward when an intrusion or crime has been made over the network.