Nov 23, 2020  
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Planner for Fast Track Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics (A.A.S.)


Official Title: Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics, A.A.S. (Fast Track Option)

Award: Associate of Applied Science degree, A.A.S.

Total Credit Hours: a minimum of 61

Purpose: The Digital Forensics concentration is designed to provide students with  skills to enter the workforce. The program emphasizes the  proper handling of digital evidence; tools and techniques utilized in  forensics analysis, importance of proper documentation and report  generation; and the laws and ethics governing evidence handling. The  program fully maps to the eight knowledge domains currently  specified by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) and  fully prepares students for the Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE)  exam. Upon completion of the Digital Forensics area of concentration  degree, students are awarded the Digital Media Collector  and Digital Media Examiner certificates sponsored by the DC3 National  Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence program. In addition,  the program objectives support the CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA  Security+ certifications (exam not provided).

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better is required in each Information Assurance and Cybersecurity program course requirement.

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory): Mary Wallingsford

About this concentration:

Information Assurance and Cybersecurity - Digital Forensics (code AAS.CIS.DIGITAL-FRSC): This program emphasizes the proper handling of digital evidence; the tools and techniques utilized in forensics analysis, the importance of proper documentation and report generation; and the laws and ethics that govern evidence handling. Topics include the proper collection and preservation of digital evidence; the retrieval of evidence from multiple environments and devices; the use of commercial forensics and open source tools; manual recovery techniques; the analysis of collected information; and proper documentation and reporting. This program fully maps to the eight knowledge domains as currently specified by the Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). This program fully prepares students for the Cyber Incident Responder (CIR) exam sponsored by the Defense Cyber Crime Center National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence program and the Access Data Certified Examiner (ACE).

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Mary Wallingsford

About this Fast Track Planner


Only students who are eligible for Fast Track may use this planner. (See Fast Track Option   in the Academic Regulations catalog section.)

Term 1


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 110 - Network Essentials   
4 credit hours     
CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1  
3 credit hours     
CJS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours     

 

Term 2


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 207 - Digital Forensics 2  
4 credit hours     
CTS 120 - Introduction to UNIX/LINUX   4 credit hours     
CTS 140 - Network Security Fundamentals  
4 credit hours      

 

Term 3


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 209 - Digital Forensics 3   
4 credit hours     
CTS 234 - Windows Server  
4 credit hours     

 

Term 4


Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 242 - Network Intrusion Detection and Penetration Testing  
4 credit hours     
Elective(s) from the elective list.
Students may take any combination of electives below; students must achieve a total of 6 credits hours of electives for the award of this degree.
CTS 216 - Network Forensics (4 credit hours)  
CTS 236 - Virtualization & Cloud (4 credit hours)   
CTS 240 - Advanced Network Defense (4 credit hours)   
CYB 270 - Cyber Capstone (1 credit hour)   
STM 213 - Professional Skills for STEM (1 credit hour)   
6 credit hours    

 

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