Digital Forensics Graduate Certificate

CNSS - LogoComputers and various digital devices are used throughout organizations large and small to operate daily business. The fundamental role of digital systems in business brings with it serious security challenges. Hackers and criminals are constantly attacking all types of organizations. To mitigate such risks, it is important for IT specialists to obtain a comprehensive overview of digital forensics. This specialized graduate certificate program in digital forensics will provide students comprehensive “digital crime scene investigation” knowledge. This program introduces students to forensic analysis policy and procedures, forensic analysis tools, data recovery, and investigation, among other topics.

Students who complete the Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics will be able to demonstrate:

  • Advanced knowledge of the computer forensics tools necessary to launch a complete and successful digital forensics investigation in civil, criminal, or administrative cases.
  • Proficiency in conducting network forensics analysis, including determining how a perpetrator or an attacker gained access to a network and transmitted felonious digital data.
  • Competence sufficient to conduct a comprehensive “digital crime scene investigation” and mastery of skills pertaining to acquisition of digital evidence, conducting analysis, presenting a report, and being an expert witness in a court.

Graduate Certificate in Digital Forensics Program Options

Available on campus and in the following format:

  • Blended: By combining the convenience of online study and the dynamic of face-to-face learning, the blended format provides added flexibility and new avenues of opportunity for those with demanding schedules.

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