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2022-2023 Catalog 
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Planner for Advanced Digital Forensics (certificate)

Official Title of Certificate: Advanced Digital Forensics, Certificate

Award: Certificate


Total Credit Hours: 25

Purpose: Perform forensic investigations, incident handling, and conduct incident investigations. Gain the knowledge and skills necessary to execute forensic investigations of networks, hosts, and mobile devices, including the use of standard computer forensics and evidence handling techniques to collect, process, review, analyze and produce electronic evidence. 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 Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE) exam. Upon completion of the Advanced Digital Forensics Certificate, students are eligible for DoD/DC3 National Centers of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence program certificates.

Range of Occupations

  • Computer forensics technician
  • Digital forensics specialist
  • Digital forensics investigator
  • Forensic support specialist
  • Incident response analyst

Faculty Contact (https://webapps.aacc.edu/directory/): Dawn Ryan

Courses to improve skills and prepare for college-level classes may be needed. It is best to see an advisor as you plan your education.

All students must demonstrate eligibility for ENG 101 /ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements , “Certificate Requirements” for more information.

Course/Advising Notes: ________________________________________________________________________

Term 1

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CJS 111 - Introduction to Criminal Justice   3 credit hours     
CTS 107 - Cyber Essentials 
3 credit hours     
CTS 170 - Digital Forensics 1 
3 credit hours     

Term 2

Course Name Credits Term Taken  Grade
CTS 110 - Network Essentials 
4 credit hours     
CTS 207 - Digital Forensics 2 
4 credit hours     

Term 3

Course Name Credits Term Taken Grade
CTS 209 - Digital Forensics 3 
4 credit hours     
CTS 120 - Introduction to Linux   4 credit hours     

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