Tuesday – November 21, 2017

Digital Forensics Analyst (2017-2018)

School of Business / Information Technology Career Cluster
Technical Diploma

Mequon Campus
Program Code: 31-150-1

 

For Information: 414-297-3965
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200
 

Overview — Enter the growing field of digital and computer forensics investigation through this one-year program. 

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 earning several industry certifications.

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.

View gainful employment data about this program


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
 

Special Admission Requirements: To be enrolled in this diploma program, the student should meet one of these requirements:

·         Be currently working in the IT security field or related field (or)

·         Be currently enrolled in the IT Information Systems Security Specialist associate degree program (or)

·         Receive approval from the program chairperson

 
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
IT Network Specialist
IT Networking and Infrastructure Administration

 

Start Dates: August/January

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.
( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students.

SIXTEEN-WEEK TERMS 

Credits

     
 

(1)  ITSEC-114

Information Security Principles

3

   
 

(1)  ITNET-131

Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1)

3

   
 

(1)  ITNET-132

Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ‡

3

   
 

(1)  ITSEC-124

Network Security (Security+)

3

   
 

(2)  ITSEC-126

Computer Forensics

3

   
 

(2)  ITSEC-151

IT - Auditing

3

   
 

(2)  ITSEC-152

Information Security Risk Management

3

   
 

(2)  ITSEC-156

Mobile Devices Forensics

3

   
  (2)  ITNET-161 Linux Overview 2
 
 
 

(3)  ITSEC-166

Advanced Forensics

3

   
 

(3)  ITSEC-176

Malware Forensics

3

   
  (3)  ENG-151 Communication Skills 1 ‡ 3
 
 
    (or) Any 200-series ENG course  
 
 
  (4)  ITSEC-146 Security Measures and Intrusion Detection 3
 
 
 


TOTAL CREDITS: 38

     

   
  ‡ Prerequisite required.

   Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.
 

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

   Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

   Page updated April 2017.