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Digital Forensics and Incident Response, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 3_CN_DIF

Control Number: 39971

Not Financial Aid Eligible

This program provides students with a solid foundation in the specialized area of cyber investigations techniques in the field of cybersecurity. The program is designed to prepare students for entry-level cyber jobs or advancement into mid-level cyber careers, such as Cyber Crime Analyst, Cyber Incident Analyst, Cyber Incident Responder, Digital Forensics Examiner, Digital Forensics Technician, and Vulnerability Analyst. Topics covered include planning and scoping a cyber incident, domestic and international cyber laws, cyber ethics, chain of custody, incident detection and analysis, anti-forensic techniques, timeline analysis, incident containment, eradication, recovery, report preparation, and expert testimony. The courses emphasize development of in-demand technical skills and technical writing to help students prepare for the cybersecurity workforce.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate and communicate the human role in security systems with an emphasis on ethics, social engineering vulnerabilities, and training.
  2. Assess security risks and identify methods to minimize their threat and/or impact.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to locate technical resources to resolve security-related issues with networking hardware and software.
  4. Apply risk management concepts to develop policies and procedures following security best practices.

Review Graduation Requirements.

Course Title Units
Required Core:
Complete the following:
CYBR C101Introduction to Cybersecurity3
IT C128Computer Networking Principles (Network+)3
IT C158Contemporary Operating Systems (Server+)3
CYBR C150Introduction to Digital Forensics3
CYBR C160Introduction to Incident Response3
CYBR C170Cybercrime and CSIRT Coordination3
CYBR C230Network Security (Security+)3
CYBR C250Intermediate Digital Forensics3
CYBR C260Intermediate Incident Response3
Total Units27