Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Certificate of Achievement
The program in Digital Forensics and Incident Response will provide students with a solid foundation in the field of cybersecurity with specialization in cyber defense techniques. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level cyber jobs or to help them advance into mid-level cyber careers, such as cybercrime analyst, cyber incident analyst, cyber incident responder, digital forensic examiner, digital forensic technician, and vulnerability tester. Topics covered include planning and scoping a cyber incident, domestic and international cyber laws, ethics, chain of custody, incident detection and analysis, anti-forensic techniques, timeline analysis, incident containment, eradication, recovery, report preparation, and expert testimony. The program includes hands-on and technical writing assignments to help students develop their skills for the cybersecurity workforce.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to solve security-related problems with networking hardware and software.
- Demonstrate proficiency with various tools to solve common security problems using theories learned in the classroom to design and implement a workable solution.
- Evaluate, assess vulnerabilities, and maintain secure networks.
Certificate Graduation Requirements
A Certificate is awarded upon completion of the required coursework with a grade of C or higher in each course. To receive the certificate, the student must file a petition for graduation during his/her final semester. In addition:
Certificate of Achievement
- Student must be in attendance at the time requirements are completed.
- Students must also earn a minimum of 12 units of coursework at Coastline, excluding experiential credit.
- A student with prior experience may be excused from certain certificate courses.
- 50 percent of the certificate program’s units must be completed at Coastline no matter how the total number of units required for the certificate can be met.
|CYBR C150||Introduction to Digital Forensics||3|
|or CST C245||Introduction to Digital Forensics|
|CYBR C160||Introduction to Incident Response||3|
|CYBR C170||Cybercrime and CSIRT Coordination||3|
|CYBR C250||Intermediate Digital Forensics||3|
|CYBR C260||Intermediate Incident Response||3|
|CYBR C280||Advanced Digital Forensics & Incident Response Capstone||3|
|Total Major Units||18|