IT Digital Forensics Analyst

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Mequon Campus, Oak Creek Campus, West Allis Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 31-150-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: Technical Diploma
  • Start Dates: August/January

About the IT Digital Forensics Analyst Diploma


Enter the growing field of digital and computer forensics investigation. This comprehensive coursework includes material from basic networking, basic security, network security, information systems auditing, risk management, and security policy and procedures. Several courses cover specialized areas of forensics, such as mobile forensics and internet forensics. You can work toward earning several industry certifications.

Due to increases in cybercrimes, this is projected to be a high-demand occupation.

Additional program details: 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).


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Detailed Program Information

2021-22 Curriculum

Course Course Name Credits
ITNET-131 Introduction to Networks (Cisco 1) 3
ITNET-132 Routing/Switching Essentials (Cisco 2) ‡ 3
ITSEC-114 Information Security Principles 3
ITSEC-124 Network Security (Security+) 3
ITNET-161 Linux Overview 2
ITSEC-126 Computer Forensics 3
ITSEC-151 IT - Auditing 3
ITSEC-152 Information Security Risk Management 3
ITSEC-156 Mobile Devices Forensics 3
ENG-195 Written Communication
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
ITSEC-166 Advanced Forensics 3
ITSEC-176 Malware Forensics 3
ITSEC-146 Security Measures and Intrusion Detection 3

‡ Prerequisite required.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

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Program Outcomes

  • Analyze 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
  • 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
  • Communicate clearly, accurately and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Write detailed, court admissible digital-forensics investigation reports

Career Outlook

Due to increases in computer crimes, it is predicted that this will be a high-demand occupation.

Possible Careers

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

Admission Requirements

  • High school-level algebra.
  • Student also needs to 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


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Last updated: 08/30/2021