The Digital Forensics Certificate is a certificate program for individuals interested in pursuing careers in digital forensics for law enforcement agencies or a private company. The certificate is designed for working law enforcement professionals and IT security personnel. This certificate will give the student a solid foundation in the area of digital forensics.
Digital Forensics is the application of forensic science techniques to the acquisition and analysis of evidence that exists in digital form (e.g. evidence found in files on hard drives, in emails, in network activity, etc).
In an age when computers hold the key to everything from terrorist plots to accounting scandals, nearly every crime can potentially leave digital evidence. They also serve as record-keepers of conversations, files and transactions. Computer forensic analysts work for a variety of organizations in pursuit of that digital evidence.
As a Computer & Digital Forensics student, you'll learn about the law, the digital investigative process, and computer and network technology. Develop the specialized skills to recover, preserve, and evaluate forensic evidence to support civil, criminal, and internal investigations. Focus on how to discover and document violations of computer usage in corporate and public agency settings. Learn the laws and procedures to successfully capture criminal use of the internet, email, and electronic files.