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Advanced Digital Forensics (certificate)


Official Title of Certificate: Advanced Digital Forensics, Certificate

Award: Certificate

Code: CRT.CIS.DIGIT-FRSC-A

Total Credit Hours: 25

About the Cybersecurity, Networking and Digital Forensics Department

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.

Related Industry Certifications

This program provides full or partial foundation for the following industry recognized certificates and certifications: Department of Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3) certificate and Magnet Certified Forensic Examiner (MCFE), Network+ (CompTIA) and the Security+ (CompTIA) industry certification exams.

Range of Occupations

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

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Online Degrees and Credit Certificates


This program can be completed fully online. Some online courses may require proctored exams or on-campus assessments at a testing center.

Certificate Graduation Requirements


To graduate with a certificate, students must have demonstrated eligibility for ENG 101  or ENG 101A . Refer to Academic Regulations on Graduation Requirements .

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

1. Plan and perform digital forensic investigations including preservation, handling, analysis, and documentation of evidence

2. Use industry standard tools to access digital evidence and conduct forensic analysis

3. Relate the functionality of operating systems and networks to digital evidence

4. Apply Constitutional and case law to digital forensics investigations

5. Effectively communicate technical information

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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