Thursday – September 18, 2014

 

Digital Forensics Analyst

School of Business
Technical Diploma
Mequon Campus
Program Code: 31-150-1


For Information: 262-238-2200

Enter the growing field of digital and computer forensics investigation. This program's comprehensive coursework includes material from basic networking, basic security, network security, information systems auditing, risk management, and security policy and procedures. In addition, several courses cover specialized areas of forensics such as mobile forensics and internet forensics. 

Students can work toward getting AccessData Certified Examiner (ACE) or MPE+ (Access Data Mobile Phone Examiner Plus). Students also start preparation toward the following industry certifications: CompTIA Network+ (Net+), CompTIA Security+, Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).


Career Outlook
 — Due to increases in computer crimes, it is predicted that this will be a high-demand occupation with opportunities in public and private sectors.


Added Career Value — Students earn 24 credits toward the IT Information Systems Security Specialist associate degree upon completion of this diploma program. Students in the IT Information Systems Security Specialist degree program are able to take three additional courses to obtain this diploma.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:
  • Analyze and assess a cyber-crime scene to choose appropriate best-practice procedures for retrieval 
    recovery and preservation of digital evidence
  • Apply digital forensics tools to collect, analyze and evaluate evidence data
  • Retrieve and recover files on various types of storage devices, using different operating systems and
    network systems
  • Discuss the legal and ethical issues related to acquisition and analysis of digital evidence
  • Investigate the collected evidence using digital-forensics investigation tools
  • Investigate an incident by properly responding according to disaster recovery/business continuity plans
  • Audit regularly the information systems, information security policies and digital investigation policy 
    and procedures
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Write detailed, court admissible digital-forensics investigation reports


Admission Requirements — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • High school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

Possible Careers:

Desktop Security Support Specialist
Junior Digital Forensics Investigator/Analyst/Specialist
Junior IT Auditor
Junior IT Compliance Officer


Related Programs:

IT Information Systems Security Specialist Degree
IT Network Specialist Degree

Start Dates: August/January


Curriculum effective 2014-15.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

 
 

ITSEC-114

Information Security Principles

3

   
 

ITNET-101

Network Communications (Network+) 

3

   

ENG-151

Communication Skills 1 ‡ (OR any 200-series ENG course)

3

   

ITSEC-120

Security Policies and Procedures

3

   

ITSEC-124

Network Security (Security+)

 3



 

ITSEC-126

Computer Forensics

 3

   
 

ITSEC-151

IT - Auditing

 3

   
 

ITSEC-152

Information Security Risk Management

  3

   

ITSEC-156

Mobile Devices Forensics

  3




ITSEC-166

Advanced Forensics

  3

   
 

ITSEC-176

Malware Forensics

               3

   
 

TOTAL CREDITS: 33

     

    ‡ Prerequisite required.

   Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

   For class times and locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

   Page updated April 2014.